Regarding that Marc Savard-to-the-Blue Jackets rumor

In this weird week before hockey news hits fast and furious again (NHL Draft, Free-Agent Frenzy, Hall of Fame, 2010-11 schedule release), any hockey trade rumor that offers something above teams swapping fourth-round picks is going to get major play.

Which is how you end up with “Brodeur for Semin !” in newspapers and on television.

Last night, NBC’s Pro Hockey Talk blog made an impact by publishing a rumor/proposal for the Boston Bruins and the Columbus Blue Jackets:

Bobby Ryan signing or being traded from Anaheim?

Ryan made clear that he isn’t seeking to become the Ducks’ highest-paid forward. Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry are both on five-year contract extensions with identical salary cap hits worth $5.325 million. Perry is scheduled to make $5.375,000 million in 2010-11; Getzlaf will make $5,125,000.

“Not even close,” Ryan said of seeking comparable or better salaries. “I completely understand that nobody makes more than Getzlaf and Perry . I have no problem with that. I never expected that. I know those are the two guys and we build from there.

PREDATORS TRADE CAPTAIN ARNOTT TO DEVILS FOR HALISCHUK, PICK

The New Jersey Devils have re-acquired forward Jason Arnott.

The Devils announced Saturday they shipped right-winger Matt Halischuk and a 2011 second-round draft pick to the Nashville Predators for the 35-year-old Arnott.

Some Big Rumors – June 19, 2010

Capitals Shopping Semin Around the NHL

Bruins looking to move Thomas

Flyers Acquire Hamhuis; Will Now Try to Sign Him

The Philadelphia Flyers have acquired the rights to one of the most sought after free agents-to-be on defense in Nashville Predators blueliner Dan Hamhuis .

On Saturday afternoon, the club announced it had traded defenseman Ryan Parent to Nashville for Hamhuis and a conditional pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Hamhuis is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, so the Flyers will try to sign him to a deal as soon as possible.