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by Paul on 01/09/08 at 08:55 PM ET
Kevin Allen was just on WDFN in Detroit…. Both the Ducks and Sharks have a real interest in Mats Sundin and Marian Hossa. We know the Sundin situation, but according to Kevin, negotiations with Hossa and the Thrashers are not going well. The Wings would be interested in both, but are not willing to give up young players like Hudler or Filppula. Kevin feels both players will end up in the West but did mention Boston and Pittsburgh are also looking for scoring forwards and Hossa has a relationship with Chara.
Kevin also mentioned some dmen will be available and said Foote could be moved if Columbus is not in the playoff hunt. Also mentioned Fedorov and feels Sergei would be a great fit with the Wings.
At the end of the conversation Kevin was asked about Modano and mentioned he would be a perfect fit for the Wings. Ah, we can dream, can’t we.
added 9:25pm, from David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail,
Told that people in Toronto need no encouragement to talk about trades, real or imagined, and that the favourite topic in the Centre of the Hockey Universe (the sarcasm font is on here, e-mailers) is the imaginary trade of Leafs captain Mats Sundin to the Ducks for about half of Burke’s current roster and his first-round draft picks for the next decade, the GM laughs.
“I haven’t talked to [Leafs GM] John Ferguson about Mats Sundin once,” he said. “We have a legitimate No. 1 centre, and that’s Ryan Getzlaf.”
more from Burke regarding the lack of trades…
added 9:29pm, from Kevin Allen of USA TODAY,
Any look ahead to the Western Conference playoffs should consider the probability that two key performers could be currently residing in the East.
It’s starting to look likely that Toronto’s Mats Sundin and Atlanta’s Marian Hossa will be the hottest rental properties among forwards as the Feb. 26 trade deadline draws near.
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