- Anaheim GM Bob Murray says Scott Niedermayer "is not available"
- Dominic Moore and the Leafs are a million per year apart on a contract, the Toronto Star calls his trade inevitable
- Give teams (including Les Canadiens and Calgary) are still bidding for Olli Jokinen
- Jay Bouwmeester is likely staying in Florida
- The Minnesota Wild are leaning towards dealing star goaltender Niklas Backstrom. My Take: This could be THE move of the deadline. If the Red Wings grab Backstrom, watch out
- The Bill Guerin trade watch continues, and the belief is he is headed to Washington, should they be able to trade Michael Nylander
- TEAM 990: The Devils are pursuing Anaheim defenceman Scott Niedermayer, and will do so right up until the deadline.
- SI's Jim Kelley says the Sabres are making inquiries of "every available goaltender," suggesting that they are not comfortable with Patrick Lalime down the stretch.