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According to TSN the Chicago BlackHawks acquired Kyle Calder from the Flyers for Lasse Kukkonen and then traded Calder to Detroit for Jason Williams. That takes the Wings out of the Guerin sweepstakes.

LA Kings defenseman Brent Sopel and Chicago Blackhawks center Bryan Smolinsky have been dealt to the Vancouver Canucks. The Canucks gave up 2nd round draft picks for both of these players and the Penguins were in the running for Smolinsky but would not balk at the asking price of a 2nd round pick. It has been speculated the Penguins had mild interest in Sopel but it is believed they have set their sights on Aaron Miller but the Kings are trying to get a second round pick out of teams but that price is expected to drop overnight. The Thrashers and Predators also favorites to land Miller.

There is absolutely no truth to the rumors that the Penguins are interested in Panthers winger Todd Bertuzzi . This morning there were a few reports that the Penguins were interested in Big Bert but it was a misunderstanding because the player they were seeking is Gary Roberts not Bertuzzi. The possible trade of Gary Roberts caught me by surprise because i never saw this one coming. Roberts has told the Penguins he will make a decision by tonight and the Penguins selling point to Roberts is they are not done dealing.

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