Canadiens lookinng to add Ryan Smyth + Other rumors

Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun is reporting on a ton of rumors this week with the main one being that the Montreal Canadiens are “mulling over a possible deal for Ryan Smyth.”

It is reported that with the Habs being stuck in a tailspin the Canadiens may not be dome making moves after the trade for Schneider. The latest speculation is that the Habs are studying Ryan Smyth who still has three years remaining on his present deal. HTR feels that Smyth would provide great leadership and a sense of stability for the Canadiens organization. It is noted that Smyth does have a no trade clause that he would have to waive first.

Another rumor is that the Blue Jackets are apparently showing some interest in Alexei Kovalev who has been in the Canadiens dog house of late. It is highly speculated that the Blue Jackets would like to make a move to add more scoring to their line up as they are eagerly trying to make their playoffs for their first time ever.

Furthermore, Garrioch also noted that the Penguins are the latest team to be showing interest in Erik Cole. The Penguins would like to place him on a line with Crosby.

Another rumor is the Sharks and Wings are said to be interested in the Senators Neil who is set to become a free agent at the end of this year.

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http://www.ottawasun.com/Sports/Hockey/2009/02/22/8481226-sun.html