Rumor Updates from the past week or so — Jagr, Nagy, Hossa and more
A collection of rumors and tidbits from the past week or so from a wide variety of different sources.
The Toronto Sun is reporting that the Penguins are shopping quite hard for a winger to play with Sidney Crosby. One of the names mentioned in the article is the Thrashers Marian Hossa who is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the closure of this season. Another interesting tid-bit from this article is that it is mentioned that the Nashville Predators may send JP Dumont to the Penguins. One thing is for sure … if the Penguins are able to land a player who will be able to click with Crosby
the Penguins will be a real force to recon with.
The News and Observer is reporting that the Hurricanes are shopping for an enforcer. It is reported that teams are taking shots at the Hurricanes because they do not have a legitimate touch guy in their lineup who can step it up when games are dirty and gritty.
No direct names are mentioned.
A rumor that has surfaced during the past week or so I that there is a possibility that the Rangers and Coyotes could swing a blockbuster deal. The Bleacher Report speculates that the mega trade rumor involves a deal that would see Jagr, Prucha, Roszival to the Desert in exchange for Shane Doan and Ed Jovanovski. HTR believes that there is a very little to this rumor as Jovo has a no trade clause however it has been well speculated that the Rangers would love to see Jovo in their lineup.
TPF reports that the Kings have no interest in dealing their young and upcoming players however it is noted that they could be willing to deal some of their veteran players who do not have non-movement clauses such as Nagy and Brad Stuart. HTR believes that these two players would only be able to fetch draft picks as they appear to be good deadline pickups.