Hockey rumors from around the league:

  • Sean Fitz-Gerald tweets Predators General Manager David Poile on trade activity: “It does work like dominoes, there are probably more things in the works now than there was 24 hours ago.”
  • Ansar Khan of reports the Detroit Red Wings have made the Tampa Bay Lightning an offer for Pavel Kubina. Poised to become an unrestricted free agent after the season, the 34-year-old blueliner was recently asked by Lightning General Manager Steve Yzerman to submit a list of five acceptable trade-destination teams as per his no-movement clause.
  • Acquiring veteran defenseman Hal Gill in a deal with the Montreal Canadiens is likely the precedent to another significant move by the Nashville Predators. This club clearly appears bent on bolstering forces for a run at Lord Stanley’s jug. “I think if you look at Hal’s minutes, they go up more in the playoffs than they do in the regular season,” Predators coach Barry Trotz said to the Tennessean’s Josh Cooper. “He’s a real valuable piece for us. It addressed a few needs for us. We’re a buyer not a seller, we’re looking to add more if we can.”

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