- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Vincent Lecavalier met with nine teams in New York: Boston, Calgary, Detroit, Montreal, Philadelphia, Toronto, St. Louis, Washington and Dallas. On all the interest:
“Teams can’t resist the chance to get a big centre and especially a free agent. You don’t have to give up anybody to get him and he can still contribute,” said a league executive
The Oilers called the Penguins to see if they were interested in trading Marc-Andre Fleury and the sense is that he isn’t going anywhere.
The Penguins will likely let Pascal Dupuis go to free agency. They could also move James Neal, who would interest the Senators.
If the Avalanche where to trade the No. 1 pick, they were looking for a top player, a prospect and a first round pick.
The Sabres offered the Hurricanes their No. 8 pick and Andrej Sekera to move up to the No. 5 slot.
In attempt to keep Nathan Horton, Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli sniffed around to see what Tyler Seguin might bring back. Chiarelli was caught off guard when Horton said he would test the free agent market. 15 teams called the Bruins about Seguin. Trade talks died after Horton said he was moving on.
The Blackhawks and Ray Emery will talk this week. The Flyers and Oilers could look at Emery if he gets to July 5th.
One team asked the Senators for Erik Karlsson and Jared Cowen in return for a player.
- Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: The Oilers and Canucks discussed a Cory Schneider trade. The Flyers talked a bit but talks didn’t go far. The Flames got a call but wouldn’t trade the No. 6.
The Hurricanes debated about taking Bo Horvat at No. 6 but decided on Elias Lindholm.
GM Chiarelli continue to listen to teams on Seguin after Horton said he wouldn’t be returning. It’s likely that he won’t go anywhere, but LeBrun wouldn’t close the door on it.
Decision not to buyout Brad Richards means the Rangers can’t really afford Ryane Clowe. Shopping his rights.
Before talks getting back on track with Sergei Bobrovsky, the Blue Jackets talked to Sabres about Ryan Miller and Canucks about Cory Schneider.