Rumors and Tidbits – December 29, 2009


Players on Waivers

Flyers interested in Wild Goalie?

Holiday Rumors

Players on Waivers – Kyle Calder (ANA), Dave Scatchard (NSH)

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Flyers interested in Wild Goalie?

It will be interesting to see whether Philadelphia Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren of St. Paul, in need of a goaltender, makes a run at the Wild’s Josh Harding.

http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_14080922?nclick_check=1

Holiday Rumors

LOS ANGELES: The Kings are in the hunt for a playoff spot, but want to move underachieving Russian W Alexander Frolov. The Senators had a chance to acquire him in the summer but didn’t show much interest. Ottawa already has Alexei Kovalev not living up to expectations.

NY RANGERS: New York has been trying to move potential UFA W Chris Higgins, who only has four goals and six assists in 36 games this season. The Rangers don’t have any complaints about his effort, but he’s just not scoring. He is making $2.25 million (all terms US) this season. The club is also trying to move RW Ales Kotalik, who has been a healthy scratch for four straight games.

“All these guys can be had pretty easily,” said a league executive. “But there’s a reason they’re available: They make too much money and aren’t playing well.”

The issue, as always, is salary cap space. The Senators don’t have a lot of money to play with under the $56.7-million cap.

http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Columnists/Garrioch/2009/12/25/12271776-qmi.html