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by Paul on 06/28/12 at 08:45 PM ET
With free agency coming up, TSN Hockey Insiders Bob McKenzie, Darren Dreger and Pierre LeBrun gathered for the latest installment of Insider Trading.
Once you get beyond Ryan Suter and Justin Schultz, who are the most sought-after unrestricted free agent defencemen?
Pierre LeBrun: Matt Carle and Jason Garrison, in that order. Carle has flown under the radar because people in Philadelphia keep expecting he’s going to re-sign. The dialogue continues with the Flyers but I think he’s going to market. I think he’s trying to command $5 million a year and he might get it on the open market. I think it’s the same thing for Garrison, with $5 million being a key figure for him. He’s not close to re-signing with the Florida Panthers, who could also trade his rights before July 1 if they can’t get a deal done.
After everything Shane Doan has been through with the Phoenix Coyotes franchise, now he might leave?
Darren Dreger: There’s a big meeting that’s going to take place before July 1 with Doan meeting face-to-face with potential Coyotes’ buyer Greg Jamison. If Jamison can convince Doan that he is going to be successful in his attempt to buy the Coyotes and keep them in Glendale, then Doan will not test free agency….
more on each of the above topics plus Carey Price and Roberto Luongo talk too…
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