Teams salivating over the Coyotes Defense

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Rumors are swirling that a number of teams are trying very hard to pry a number of key defenseman out of the Phoenix Coyotes.

The two teams that are working the hardest to acquire some of the Coyotes top defenseman include the New York Rangers and the Flyers. It is reported by Bruce Garrioch in the Toronto Sun that the Flyers are trying very hard to try to make a move for Derek Morris. They apparently feel that they are only a few pieces away for being a top club and feel that Morris could be part of the pieces of the puzzle. According to the article, the Boston Bruins are the other team who has put in a call to acquire about Morris.

The other rumor is that the Rangers are actively and continually trying to land the services of Ed Jovanovski. As reported here on HTR a while ago the problem with Jovo is that he was given a huge 6.5 million dollar contract along with a no-trade clause. It would take some major wheeling and dealing for the Rangers to pull this deal off because they would first have to unload some major contracts and then give up some quality players for Jovo because in the right environment he could prove to be a huge asset.

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