Rumors from the Edmonton Journal

What the Oilers would have to give up for the 2nd overall

Want Kris Versteeg? take Brent Sopel too

WILD NEEDS A CENTRE

SOURAY MAY FIT WITH SABRES

– Boston Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli keeps saying there is so little to choose between Hall and Seguin that he’s not trading his No. 2 pick, but if you were the Oilers and you wanted both Hall and Seguin , wouldn’t you be in Chiarelli’s ear offering not just Ales Hemsky but either Jordan Eberle or Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson, just to see if you got his attention? Eberle’s a helluva player and the Swede might be, too, but how else do you get Chiarelli’s attention unless you offer one of your top prospects?

- If any team wants Kris Versteeg , here’s the likely scenario the Chicago Blackhawks are pitching: They will give him up for a second-round pick, but the team getting the winger also has to take defenceman Brent Sopel’s $2.2 million contract off their hands.

WILD NEEDS A CENTRE

The Wild are dangling defenceman Brent Burns , who has unlimited potential, to get a front-line centre to help Mikko Koivu , and Philadelphia has got one to move in Jeff Carter , but the Flyers need a goalie, not a defenceman.

The Stars’ Mike Ribeiro is available in Dallas, too.

SOURAY MAY FIT WITH SABRES

The Buffalo Sabres might be in the Sheldon Souray hunt because they only got 30 goals from all of their defencemen last season, including 11 from rookie Tyler Myers.

The Sabres also got only three goals on the power play from the back-end.

Souray and Sabres captain Craig Rivet played together in Montreal, which might be a hook.

For the right deal, Buffalo’s looking to move either centre Tim Connolly or Derek Roy , and winger Drew Stafford , who has stumbled as a first-round draft, is also in play.

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