from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,
• The Red Wings, with $5.6 million in cap room, would probably like to add another offensive top-six or top-nine player at the deadline. It’s no secret Detroit GM Ken Holland has long been an Ales Hemsky fan. He stuck a dagger in their hearts in the first round of the 2006 playoffs in Game 6 in Edmonton. The Oilers winger, who is an an unrestricted free-agent July 1, would cost the Oilers (Wings) about $1 million in cap hit if they wanted him at the deadline. The Red Wings would also like an extra, veteran defenceman in the late Ruslan Salei mould.
• This is now five surgeries and a concussion in the last 16 months for Philadelphia captain Chris Pronger. He says his body isn’t breaking down, but if not the gods are dumping on him big-time. Meanwhile, Brayden Schenn has had a broken foot, a bad shoulder and now a concussion after a Raffi Torres hit as he tries to start his NHL career with the Flyers after the Mike Richards trade in June.