Bruce Garrioch – Rumor roundup
Doug Wilson has been busy working the phones. The San Jose Sharks GM isn’t pleased with the club’s inconsistency and he’s open to all options. The club’s UFA’s — LW Ryane Clowe, C Michael Handzus and D Douglas Murray — are available and sources say Wilson “is in full panic mode.” Murray is being “shopped hard” but one team backed off because of concerns about his conditioning. League executives believe Wilson is frustrated but he often stirs up discussions then doesn’t deal. The Habs, Bruins and Penguins have interest in Clowe … Three names to watch in Winnipeg because they’re on the trade radar: LW Evander Kane, D Ron Hainsey and C Alexander Burmistov.
The Jets aren’t planning to deal D Dustin Byfuglien, but they are getting calls from teams interested. They know that can’t move Byfuglien because the Jets wouldn’t be the same without him. … Habs GM Marc Bergevin is considering more moves. The Habs have been looking for a veteran defenceman for the run to the post-season and have an interest in Buffalo D Robin Regehr. We’re also hearing whispers captain Brian Gionta may be moved in the off-season … Dallas could be a deadline hotspot: The Stars may move C Derek Roy and LW Brendan Morrow. The Bruins are a good landing spot for Morrow. The two teams have been scouting each other heavily.