Dallas and Tampa have been exploring trade

According to Darren Dreger on TSN during the game between the Rangers and Thrashers, there is finally “a legitimate trade rumor” that involves the Dallas Stars and the Tampa Bay Lightning and apparently the Stars target is Martin St. Louis.

Gainey has to lock up Higgins and komisarek

All around the NHL,GMs sign long-term the young players around whom they’re gonna build their respective teams for the years to come.Just look at Getzlaf,Spezza,Heatley,Roy,Vanek,Horton,Weiss,Datsyuk,Hemsky,etc.With Dustin Penner leaving Anaheim as an RFA,some GMs are gonna do the same and offer contracts to RFAs.That’s why I think Bob Gainey has to lock-up the players around whom he’s gonna build his team in the coming years.

Marleau Coming Home?

According to various sources and reports, the San Jose Sharks and Toronto Maple Leafs are coming very close to making a fairly substantial trade. It would consist of Patrick Marleau and a draft pick going to Toronto for Tomas Kaberle and a young forward. Possibly Alex Steen or Matt Stajan.

Vote for…Osgood?

I know that I haven’t been on HTR for a while now, but I needed to bring this up. We all remember the “Vote for Rory” campaign last year, right? Where every Canuck fan who was worth his dollar, and every other NHL fan who wanted to see a journeymen sent to the All-Star game rallied to get him there– and they almost did, but one of the main points that he didn’t was because a lot of people didn’t think he deserved it.

Auld A Bruin

According to TSN.ca, the Phoenix Coyotes have shipped Goaltender Alex Auld to the Boston Bruins, in exchange for Nick DiCasmirro and a 5th round selection in the 2009 Entry Draft.