Update on this weeks trade rumors

We reported this week that the Penguins have strong interest in Yanic Perreault and Georges Laraque. The Coyotes had two scouts attending the Penguins game last night and Dominic Moore who had a solid game at both ends of the ice enhanced this trade of happening we were told. It is believed the Coyotes have interest in Moore but the hold up could be they are asking for 2006 2nd round draft pick Carl Sneep.

The proposed trade
Coyotes get:
Dominick Moore
Prospect or mid pick

Penguins get Yanic Perreault (B3)
Georges Laraque (B3)

Two players the Penguins could make a run at:
1. Brian Smolinsky who had a very good game against the Penguins Wednesday night could also become a possibility if Coyotes – Penguins talk goes south.
2. Scott Nichol from the Nashville Predators. Nichol is a fiesty forward who was suspended for 9 games this season for a sucker punch would be a upgrade in the faceoff circle over what the Penguins have right now.

Other Rumors
The Penguins have had scouts in St.Louis often in the past couple weeks including last night. Their interest is in Bill Guerin and we have learned they will not make a run at Keith Tkachuk. More on this tommorw morning …… Andy Strickland of Hockeybuzz.com reports here are the clubs that Tkachuk and Guerin will likely approve a trade to Detroit, San Jose, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Anaheim.

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