Are the Bruins and Oilers talking blockbuster trade?

Joe Haggerty Bruins Insider writes … Report: Bruins and Oilers revisiting trade talk

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Blues and Brodeur to take it week to week

Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com writes … Both Brodeur and the Blues are playing this week to week. No need to look past that.

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Corey Crawford will miss two or three weeks

Oilers would trade Eberle but would not get fair price back right now.

Nichols on hockey writes … It’s the vultures circling over and above who are just simply trying to pick his (MacTavish’s) pocket. Well, you can’t make a deal like that.

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Ilya bryzgalov will be re-surfacing in the NHL shortly

The Oilers will need to add more than just David Perron to make a big trade happen

Elliotte Friedman of sportsnet.ca writes … it’s going to be hard for the Oilers to get what they need with him (Perron) as the centerpiece of a deal.

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Flyers looking to dump Lecavailer and MacDonald

Nichols on Hockey writes …. Nobody really wants to take Andrew MacDonald’s contract. Nobody really wants to take Vinnie Lecavalier’s contract. Philly knows if they want to move those guys, they’re probably going to have to eat a chunk.

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Will the Leafs move Kadri?

Darren Dreger …. I would still be surprised if Nazem Kadri makes it to the trade deadline as a Toronto Maple Leaf.

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Jackets not going to trade away their picks

Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch writes … Jarmo Kekalainen is not going to trade a first-round draft pick for immediate help.

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Five Burning Questions about the Calgary Flames

RANDY SPORTAK, Calgary Sun writes … Five Burning Questions about the Calgary Flames

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Will the Hawks be forced to make major changes?

Chris Kuc of the chicagotribune writes … Sagging Canadian dollar could force Blackhawks to make big changes

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Trade next for Flyers?

Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com writes … Trade next for Flyers?

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Bergovin spinning the wheel with Canadiens contracts

These are interesting times in Montreal. The news that Brendan Gallagher has signed a massive, six year extension to his contract with the Canadiens signals a potential complete strategy turnaround on the part of general manager Marc Bergevin.

Gallagher is the first – and so far only – player of any note on the squad to move directly from his entry-level contract to such a long term commitment. The deal is believed to average out at around $3.75 million a season. The rationale for Gallagher accepting the deal is cut and dried, but what the move says about the Canadiens’ plans going forwards has got pundits scratching their heads. Does this signal a change of tack?