More Rumors – June 21, 2010

Mike Ribeiro to the Wild makes sense for both teams

Tampa Bay will not trade Vincent Lecavalier

UFA Hamhuis traded for Parent ; what might we (Ottawa) get for Volchenkov?

Source: Horton likely to move, not necessarily to B’s

It appears the Bruins may not be on the verge of acquiring Florida Panthers forward Nathan Horton , according to a source close to the situation. Reports surfaced this weekend that the Bruins had been closing in on a trade for the former third overall pick, but the Bruins were just one of multiple teams to nearly have a deal with the Panthers in the past few days.

“They were close, as were a few other teams,” the source said of the Bruins’ chances of getting Horton. It was unclear where a potential trade stood as of Sunday night.

Hard to score in Kaberle deal

Brian Burke is hoping to get a relatively young scoring winger in a deal for Tomas Kaberle .

And that is going to be a challenge of sorts.

The highest-scoring wingers available are expensive free agents like Ilya Kovalchuk and Patrick Marleau.

Rumors – NHL News – Monday June 21, 2010

Trade market could be busy – Mostly a rehash of old rumors

Flyers seek goalie in trade

Canucks weighing draft options, may trade their 25th selection

For the first time in franchise history, the Vancouver Canucks don’t own second and third-round entry draft picks and that could change their strategy with the 25th overall selection Friday in Los Angeles.

“There’s a possibility that if the player isn’t there that we’d like, we’d have a possibility of moving back and gaining two picks,” said general manager Mike Gillis. “We have a good group of forwards and prospect defencemen and we have good flexibility to select a player we’re comfortable with.”