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.”

Happy Fathers Day Rumors

Flyers, Blues, Blue Jackets, Habs and more draft day rumors.

Not a great crop of free agent defencemen

One the one hand the Philadelphia Flyers give up a good player and then probably proceed to overpay Dan Hamhuis to prevent themselves from looking ridiculous, which doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.

On the other, they almost certainly get the guy they want and it’s hard to argue with where they ended up this season with the ownership counting all that money from a bountiful playoff run to the final.

Tampa will be back in it next season

Tampa in my opinion has really stepped up in signing Steve Yzerman as GM and Guy boucher as the new head coach. Boucher had a strong season with the Hamilton Bulldogs and has proved that he is able to coach at the NHL level. Hid french connection with Lecavalier and St.Louis could really motivate them. And Yzerman has already made his first step to make the team better by signing him.