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RUMOURS DU JOUR – From the Ottawa Sun

Three teams say there is a lot of chatter and most of it is coming from the Sunshine State. After sending Versteeg back to the Hawks, Florida GM Dale Tallon isn’t done. He’d like to move RW Scottie Upshall, LW Tomas Fleischman, RW Brad Boyes, RW Tomas Kopecky, C Marcel Goc and C Shawn Matthias before the deadline.

Are the Habs looking to make a deal with Florida?

The Panthers and Canadiens have been circling each other for the past few weeks. With Francis Bouillon struggling, Montreal might have some interest in Kulikov as well, but it’s a better bet that they’re looking at big center Shawn Matthias. The Habs are deep down the middle, but Matthias would give them a dimension they lack–a strong forward willing to drive the net and compete on every shift.

Kulikov trade talks continue

The Florida Panthers continue to field calls for defenseman Dmitry Kulikov, as the team has let its opponents know a number of players are up for grabs.

Last week, the Panthers shipped right wing Kris Versteeg to the Chicago Blackhawks and more trades are expected this season.

Did Campbell say that he wanted to be in Chicago too

Versteeg went on WGN radio in Chicago this morning and not only said he hoped former Chicago defenseman Brian Campbell would eventually follow him to the Second City, but that other teammates sounded a little jealous in their text messages to him.

Campbell said he never mentioned to Versteeg that he wanted to be in Chicago.

Tallon vows to stay aggressive after Versteeg trade: ‘I’m not happy where the team is’

On Thursday night, Panthers GM Dale Tallon made waves by sending Kris Versteeg back to Chicago in exchange for prospects Jimmy Hayes and Dylan Olsen.

Apparently, there are more waves to come.