Writing in La Presse, Mathias Brunet speculates that a deal for Patrick Marleau could be in the works.

Brunet reasons that the developm

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Sportsnet reports Jeff Carter will re-up with the Flyers: three years, $15 million.

Carter in 2007-'08: 29 goals, 24 assists, plus-6

Andrei Kostitsyn,  chosen one spot ahead of Carter

Malkin rumour debunked

TSN's Bob McKenzie – the most plugged-in hockey pundit on the planet – doubts the Penguins will deal Eveni Malkin to L.A. for a package that includes

Leafs bulk up

Toronto has swapped a third-round draft pick for rugged St. Louis forward Jamal Mayers.

Mayers, who's from Toronto, had 12 goals, 27 points and 91 PiM this past season.


Vinny staying put?

RDS reports that Vincent Lecavalier is on the verge of signing a long-term contract that will keep him in Tampa Bay.

Lecavalier, 28, is entering the final season of

Audio: Canadiens GM Bob Gainey on eve of draft

From The Gazette's Pat Hickey, audio of a wide-ranging, 15-minute interview with Canadiens general manager Bob Gainey on the eve of the NHL entry

Market watch

In an interesting piece titled Five Questions About the Draft, Mathias Brunet of La Presse speculates the Canadiens could be looking to launch their centennial season with

NHL draft: Habs seek diamond in the rough

The Gazette's Pat Hickey writes in Thursday morning's Gazette that although the Canadiens are picking 25th in the first round of Friday night's NHL draft, there is hope

Mock NHL draft: Habs pick Toews at 25

A Canwest News Service mock NHL draft has the Canadiens picking left-winger David Toews, brother of Chicago Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews, at the 25th spot. He's described as a

Rule changes

The NHL is taking steps to avoid those nasty end-board crunches that can occur after races for the puck.

It's not pure no-touch icing, but beginning this season linesmen