Hockey Rumor Buzz Volume 9: Gagne to Montreal Is What I'm Hearing

Hockey Rumor MillContributor IJuly 9, 2009

PHILADELPHIA - APRIL 25:  Simon Gagne #12 of the Philadelphia Flyers skates against the Pittsburgh Penguins during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs  at the Wachovia Center on April 25, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Penguins defeated the Flyers 5-3 to win the series 4 games to 2.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The latest information to hit my desk!

If you are scouring the National Hockey league looking for the epitome of a team in salary cap hell, you will find that it is the Philadelphia Flyers, who have just over $2 million left.

My sources close to the Flyers have informed me that the team has been trying to deal Simon Gagne for months now, but since he has a no trade clause, it has been close to impossible. However, my insider has informed me that Gagne would in fact waive that clause in order to play in Montreal.

The French Canadian would feel right at home by accepting a trade to the Canadiens, and as you are reading this article right now, I am guaranteeing that Bob Gainey and Paul Holmgren are working the phones trying to get a deal done.

We may be seeing Gagne in red, white, and blue very, very soon!

Gagne to Canadiens HRB Rating: 4


By Leopold

Hockey Rumor Buzz Correspondent