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Report- Comrie Signs

via TSN,

Sources say the Islanders and centre Mike Comrie have agreed to a one-year, $4 million deal to keep the Edmonton, Alberta native in Long Island

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Thrashers Price High For Hossa

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

The whisper is Montreal GM Bob Gainey may have had a face-to-face meeting with Thrashers GM Don Waddell yesterday to see if they could close a deal.

While Ottawa GM Bryan Murray has also been hot on Waddell’s trail as well, it’s believed the Senators want rugged blueliner Garnet Exelby as part of any deal

That’s because the Thrashers are asking a lot.

Not only does Atlanta want winger Antoine Vermette or defenceman Andrej Meszaros as part of the deal, they want a prospect and the Senators’ No. 1 pick in the 2008 draft.

more Hossa talk…

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Lou Shopping

fom the NY Post,

Lamoriello is believed shopping for a Top Two defenseman and a top center, or at least at Top Six forward. The rumors about Barret Jackman, Jay McKee, Rob Blake, Brian Campbell, Pitkanen and John Liles have been long in place, and up front, Robert Lang, Martin Havlat, Brad Richards, Ladislav Nagy and Olli Jokinen as well.

A couple of new names joined the list yesterday, notably Chicago center Jason Williams, injured most of this season but nearly a point-per-game man and an upcoming unrestricted. Atlanta’s Alexei Zhitnik was mentioned speculatively as a possible rental target.

more and some Ranger talk too…

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A Reported “Will Sign With”

Alanah posted this at Canucks and Beyond late last night and probably is not the last time we hear a “Will Sign With” today. 

As always, you be the judge…

from RossMcKeon at Yahoo,

The Dallas Stars will acquire Tampa Bay Lightning center Brad Richards in a multi-player trade and Atlanta Thrashers right wing Marian Hossa is heading to the Montreal Canadiens before the NHL trade deadline, an executive within the league said Monday night.

continued

added 7:22am, from the Star-Telegram,

The Stars continued discussions Monday about acquiring forward Brad Richards from the Tampa Bay Lightning, and NHL sources said Stars backup goaltender Mike Smith was one of the players Dallas was dangling.

“We’ve talked today, but nothing’s happening,” Stars co-general manager Les Jackson said on the eve of today’s 2 p.m. (CT) trade deadline.

continued

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  Tags: brad+richards, marian+hossa

Islanders Talking To Their Own

from Greg Logan of Newsday,

According to an NHL source, the Islanders now have made an offer to right wing Miroslav Satan in addition to their previous offers to centers Mike Comrie and Josef Vasicek. Forward Ruslan Fedotenko’s agent is engaged in discussions with Isles general manager Garth Snow and has made it clear his client wants to stay, but it’s doubtful that will lead to a contract before Tuesday’s 3 p.m. deadline.

more

Update 12:30am ET: According to Darren Dreger at TSN, the NYI are close to locking Comrie down for one more year.

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Tradable Kings

from Inside the Kings,

1. Scott Thornton

Playoff contenders will have interest in a physical, veteran forward that can be had cheap.

2. Rob Blake

The 38-year-old can still play defense at a high level, especially when motivated. He did a good job grooming Jack Johnson, but he’s worth more to the Kings now in trade value than what he can do on the ice. He’s ready to return from his fractured leg, and the injury shouldn’t stop him from being traded.

read on

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Boyle Re-Signs

via Lightning Strikes,

The Lightning on Monday night signed defenseman Dan Boyle to a six-year deal thought to be worth $40-million.

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Prospal A Flyer

via VERSUS, Flyers get Prospal for Alexandre Picard and a conditional pick in 2009.

Update 10:12pm ET: From the Flyers,

The Philadelphia Flyers have acquired center Vaclav Prospal from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for defenseman Alexandre Picard and a conditional draft pick in 2009.

And TSN notes it’s a 2nd or 3rd round draft pick.

Update 2:05am ET: TSN’s Scott Cullen breaks down the trade in detail.

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What Goes On Behind The Scenes

from “The Scout” at the Globe and Mail,

This could very well be the most important day for the health of a franchise. Arguably, only the draft rivals the NHL trade deadline day. While the draft unfolds before the eyes of the media and fans, the deadline day contest is fought in war rooms across the continent. Exasperation, tense hand-wringing, sweat — all behind closed doors.

So, what happens?

Typically, general managers bring together the team’s pro scouts to one central location. Ideally, it will be the team’s own offices. Because the NHL scheduled 16 teams to see action on the big day, eight of them are forced to conduct their business in hotel board rooms in an opponent’s city.

read on

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Habs Still Looking For That Impact Player

from Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette via the National Post,

The Canadiens are considered one of the favourites but they may not be able to meet Atlanta’s price. With Peter Forsberg, Mats Sundin and Alex Tanguay off the market, the law of supply and demand kicks in and the price for Hossa is reportedly an established young NHL player, a prospect and a high draft choice.

That may be more than Canadiens general manager Bob Gainey is willing to offer and it’s more than Carbonneau wants to lose.

more

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  Tags: marian+hossa

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