Tons of rumors from the Ottawa Sun

The ball is now in the courts of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals.

The Philadelphia Flyers and Boston Bruins have both made their pre-deadline moves, so it’s up to Pittsburgh GM Ray Shero and Washington’s George McPhee to react.

The Flyers, already a top team, bulked up by bringing in RW Kris Versteeg from Toronto, while the Bruins acquired Leafs D Tomas Kaberle and Atlanta LW Rich Peverly with two pretty swift moves.

Shero could react by making a pitch for Dallas C Brad Richards, but he has a no-movement clause and the Stars are in a hunt for a playoff spot, even though they’re going in the wrong direction.


Florida GM Dale Tallon is trying to unload before the deadline. Pretty much anybody on the Panthers roster is available — including C Stephen Weiss, if somebody will give up a first-round pick. The list I’ve been given of available players in Florida: LW Cory Stillman, C Steve Reinprecht, D Bryan McCabe, RW Steve Bernier, D Dennis Wideman, RW Radek Dvorak, C Shawn Matthias and Vokoun. OK, that pretty much covers the team. The Penguins could acquire Stillman, while McCabe and Wideman are good possibilities to get moved …

The Habs, Sharks and Canucks have interest. Avs veteran RW Milan Hejduk and D Adam Foote are also available.