Rumored trades and signings

Toronto is talking to Steve Tambelini of Vancouver. They have been granted permission to talk to Tambelini, and they have been given until August 1 to complete a deal if they want. Additonally, the Maple Leafs have a very good chance of signing Joe Nieuwendyk this offseason. He wants to finish his career in Toronto alongside his friend Gary Roberts from thier stint in Calgary. Toronto has also been rumored to having a very good chance of signing Greg De Vries, and that Calle Johansson is also a good possibility.

Brian Smolinski looks like he will not sign with Ottawa. He has been rumored to be a possible suitor in Chicago or Colorado.

It looks almost certain that Teemu Selanne will return to Anahim in July, re uniting him with long time team-mate Paul Kariya

Nikolai Khabibulin has been bad at Tampa for leaving him out of the last game of the NJ/TB series. Colorado and Philidelphia are definately interested in his services.

Dominik Hasek has not yet ruled out the possibility of returning to an NHL team for next year. Detroit still owns his rights, so a trade must happen for him to play for another team than Detroit.

Detroit has been rumored to be in the market for Vincent Prospal and Ken Klee if they do not re-sign star foreward Sergi Federov.

The Carolina Hurricanes have been heavily rumored to be very interested in Florida’s #1 pick. Of course, with Weekes signing a 1 year contract, Carolinas goaltending core is weak. Marc Andre Fleury would fit in nicely as either a #1 or #2 goalie in Carolina (more likely as #2).