Hockey Rumor Buzz Volume 2: Tanguay, Heatley, and Koivu...Oh My!

Hockey Rumor MillContributor IJuly 6, 2009

NEW YORK - APRIL 07:  Alex Tanguay #13 of the Montreal Canadiens skates against the New York Rangers on April 7, 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Rangers defeated the Habs 3-1.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The latest information to hit my desk!

Alex Tanguay is being heavily persued by the Florida Panthers, and a deal is in the works. We should see an announcement of the deal coming tomorrow, or just the day after. No word yet on the length or money, but after being turned down by Colorado, he has nowhere else to turn.

The Coyotes have also put in a bid but he isn't ready to totally cash it in and play for money alone. He wants to win and right now the Panthers are the better team.

Tanguay to Florida HRB Rating: 4


Next comes Saku Koivu who is being courted by the New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils, and Minnesota Wild. The Wild have the best offer, which isn't money or years but Koivu's own brother Mikko. It is unlikely he will end up there.

The Devils and Rangers now have both offered three year deals but where would you rather play and lose? In a musky dump in the middle of a gang violence zone, or in the bright spotlight of Broadway? I say Koivu ends up in New York.

Koivu to New York HRB Rating: 4


Finally if there were one constant player involving the news to reach my desk, it's Dany Heatley. First he demands a trade, then vetoes it. He wants to play for the wait! He changes his mind to Edmonton...snap! Never wanted to play there in the first place.

A tug of war that turns into a game of catch with Brian Murray's balls.

Turns out we were all wrong as Heatley will very soon be a San Jose Shark. I will bet my house on it...err...apartment. But the establishment isn't the case. Dany Heatley will be playing out on the west coast before you know it!

Heatley to San Jose HRB Rating: 5


By Leopold

Hockey Rumor Buzz Correspondent