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Brent Sutter to Calgary Flames inching toward inevitability

Greg Wyshynski

Some hockey news here and there on a Father’s Day weekend.

The Montreal Canadiens will be back under the Molson label, sparing us from years of Celine Dion-as-owner jokes. Keith Tkachuk will return to the St. Louis Blues for next season, which is a shrewd move for both player and franchise. And Mats Sundin(notes) not only makes a decision, but one that flies in the face of the supposed motivations for his signing with the Vancouver Canucks.

NHL News and Rumor Roundup – June 22, 2009

Is Vinny staying or going?

Math doesn’t add up for an easy re-signing of Havlat

Blues have their sights set on a goalie

Keith Tkachuk and the St. Louis Blues have reached a deal

By Tom Timmermann – ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

Keith Tkachuk and the St. Louis Blues have reached a deal on a one-year contract that will extend the veteran forward’s long run with the team.

Oilers unlikely to make move on Bouwmeester

Goal scoring a more pressing issue

By Jim Matheson, The Edmonton Journal

Will the Edmonton Oilers make a play to sign Florida Panthers defenceman Jay Bouwmeester or trade for his negotiating rights just before the free-agent market opens on July 1? Sources say the Oilers would rather, for now, spend the $6 million US or so a year it would take to sign the 25-year-old unrestricted free agent on somebody to play with winger Ales Hemsky on their No. 1 line.

DINEEN MAY BE A DEVILS TARGET

MARK EVERSON REPORTS THAT

Add another name to the list of possible candidates to succeed Brent Sutter as Devils coach: former Flyer captain, Whaler and Hurricane Kevin Dineen.

NY Post Reports RUMOR! The Bid For Dany Heatley!

1 day after my post on how the Rangers can make a serious bid for Dany Healtey… guess what… Larry Brooks… (who i know most of you don’t like)

REPORTS that the NY Rangers are going to make a move for Dany Heatley. RUMOR Also is That Heatley wants to be on the West cost, but would welcome a trade to NYC.

http://www.nypost.com/seven/06212009/sports/moresports/blueshirts_have_a_shot_at_senators_snipe_175380.htm

Here is what the deal could look like:

Hot on Heatley's trail – Three teams seen as likely bidders

Kevin Paul Dupont

Heatley, the second pick overall in the 2000 draft, was only 20 in the fall of 2001 when he arrived in Atlanta as the baby-faced cornerstone of the Thrashers. He went on to become a 50-goal scorer (twice), but by then he was one of the many promising faces of the Ottawa Senators, the franchise he helped carry to the Stanley Cup finals in 2007.

Free Agency Competition

Who can get the most right? Make your predictions here. I’ll only be focusing on the bigger names.

Speculation and Rumors for June 21st (Fathers Day Edition)

New Wild GM ready to deal

Sutter close to signing as Flames head coach

Gustafsson hopes to have decision made by June 29

Molsons reach deal on Habs, arena

Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun ESPN.com

Hockey’s most storied franchise has been sold, pending approval from the NHL.

The Molson family has agreed in principle to purchase the Montreal Canadiens and Bell Centre from George Gillett.

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