A More In-Depth Look On The Ducks Cap Issue With Niedermayer Returning

Ducks GM Brian Burke will be playing some high-stakes poker in the coming days (and maybe weeks) as he seeks to get his 2008-09 payroll in compliance with the league’s salary-cap requirements.

St. Louis for Turco, Torres Stoll, and Samsonov

Are the Lightning and Stars talking trade? Would the Oilers move Raffi Torres? Is Sergei Samsonov on the outs in Chicago?

Should Toronto target St. Louis?

Given the improved play of the Maple Leafs recently, speculation has already started that Toronto may try to acquire a high impact player to help boost their post season run.

Stoll on the move? Rangers want another All-Star? Penguin Veteran on the block?

- The Detroit News mentions Oilers C Jarret Stoll as being on the trade market and after being a healthy scratch Friday night for the Oilers is only further evidence he’s on his way out of Oilerville given he don’t start producing SOON.

CANES, OILERS COVET OTTAWA D-MAN CORVO

The talk is the Edmonton Oilers and Carolina Hurricanes are both interested in Joe Corvo.

While the Hurricanes want a puck-moving blueliner, the Oilers are trying to peddle either C Jarrett Stoll or LW Raffi Torres to the Senators.