Rumors and Speculation from the Ottawa Sun

The Ottawa Sun is reporting that the Flyers are very interested in Jay Bouwmeester and they may be offering a package deal that would include James van Riemsdyk and Scott Hartnell for the soon to be unrestricted free agent.

It is rumored that Bouwmeester does not like playing for the Panthers and that the players all live far apart. As a result it is heavily speculated that he will not resign with the Panthers organization.

Besides the flyers it is mentioned that the Canucks, Senators, Oilers, Kings and Blue Jackets have also talked to the Panthers about possible deals for Bouwmeester. It is noted that the likelihood is that Bouwmeester will sign with the Oilers in the offseason.

Also mentioned in the article is that Sean Avery cleared waivers yesterday which is paving the way for him to return to the Rangers on reentry waivers.

Surprisingly, Manny Legace also cleared waivers yesterday and will be sent down the Blues farm team in Peoria.

Read the full article from

http://www.ottawasun.com/Sports/Columnists/Garrioch_Bruce/2009/02/08/8307041.html


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