from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,
• There are more than a couple of contracts Flames GM Jay Feaster would like to burn.
Two league sources told QMI Agency that Feaster is desperately trying to get money off the books.
Not only would Feaster move struggling C Olli Jokinen in a heartbeat, the word around the league is the Flames have been shopping C Matt Stajan, W Niklas Hagman and D David Moss….
• An NHL executive on the amount of trade talk going on right now: “There’s actually a lot of teams talking for this time of year. I don’t think you’re going to see anything shake down until the end of the month.”
• Vancouver GM Mike Gillis, an avid fan of this space, has been busy working the phones as well. No, he’s not looking to move G Roberto Luongo, as so many on West Coast wish he was, but he is trying to deal a defenceman. The belief is Gillis would trade D Keith Ballard. Good luck with four years left with a cap hit of $4.2 million a season.