Tons of Trade Rumors – June 17, 2010

Derek Boogaard available?

GM Lou Lamoriello says Devils haven’t discussed trading Martin Brodeur

Chiarelli: No. 2 pick not in play

Plenty of goalies available this summer

Panthers might trade Nathan Horton soon – Sabres interested?

Agent says ‘there’s a very good chance’ Panthers winger will be dealt

Nathan Horton’s agent said Wednesday he believes “there’s a very good chance” the Panthers right winger will be traded before or at the draft next weekend in Los Angeles.

“It would not surprise me at all if he’s dealt by the draft,” Horton’s agent Paul Krepelka said, adding that Horton’s aware of the possibility. “If it happens, it happens.”

Flames GM has history of trading at NHL draft

Darryl Sutter is known as the wheelin’ and dealin’ cowboy of the National Hockey League entry draft.

History dictates the Calgary Flames general manager will trade up a storm on the draft floor next week in Los Angeles — especially with the offensively challenged club in desperate need of additional scoring punch.

Kovalchuk interested in Leafs; Burke says nyet

NHL free agency opens exactly 15 days from today, and as you’ve no doubt heard already, Ilya Kovalchuk is, if not the prize, then certainly one of the top two along with Patrick Marleau .

Yesterday, ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun had a quote from Leafs GM Brian Burke basically squashing any speculation his team would be in the mix for Kovalchuk , saying simply: “We’re not going to be involved in that race.”

So there goes one top-six forward candidate.

DREGER: OILERS LISTENING TO ALL OFFERS ON FIRST OVERALL PICK

Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini says teams continue to call, inquiring about what it might take to convince Edmonton to trade the first overall pick in next week’s NHL Entry Draft.

Tambellini’s response remains the same; he says he’s not sure what it would take to move such a valuable asset, but he’s willing to listen and consider all offers.

Change is imminent in Florida, as Dale Tallon prepares to rebuild the Panthers and won’t be afraid to tear about his existing roster.