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Draft day News and Rumor update – Evening edition

Minnesota – San Jose trade

New York Rangers favorites to land Brad Richards, plan to go all-out to get All-Star center: sources

Oilers re-acquire Smyth from Kings: report

Winnipeg Jets name returns


Quick NHL News and Rumor Update

John-Micheal Liles is heading to Toronto.

Flyers trying to trade Bobrovsky

Smyth to the Flames deal on hold

2011 Complete Unrestricted Free Agent List ***Unofficial***

Team by team list of players who are set to become unrestricted free agents (can sign with any team) on July 1, 2011.

Gaborik on the move?

New York Rangers winger Marian Gaborik — was attached to the Senators in trade talks.

Gaborik, 29, has scored 42 goals in an NHL season twice and has topped 30 goals six times, but his career with both the Rangers and Minnesota Wild has been plagued by injury problems and questions about his character. Considering he has three years and $22.5 million US remaining on his contract, it would be a big risk for any team to take a chance on him, even if the Rangers were willing to take salary back in exchange.

Panthers angling to move up to No. 1

Except for the ones who detoured through Las Vegas en route to the Twin Cities for Friday’s first day of entry draft, most teams are now settled in, in preparation for the action, so let the rumours begin.

The most intriguing scuttlebutt this morning focuses on the Florida Panthers and their desire to move up from No. 3 to the No. 1 spot in the draft, so they can select Red Deer’s Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. That would mean making a deal with the Edmonton Oilers, who have the top choice right now. Florida’s general manager Dale Tallon rebuilt the Chicago Blackhawks, largely around centre Jonathan Toews, so it’s understandable why a player of Nugent-Hopkins’s pedigree would appeal to him. If Tallon stays where he is, he’ll get a worthwhile consolation prize in Saint John centre Jonathan Huberdeau.