Hockey Rumor Buzz Volume 10: Schneider To Kings, Zubov To Rangers

Hockey Rumor MillContributor IJuly 10, 2009

PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 24:  Sergei Zubov #56 of the Dallas Stars skates against the Phildelphia Flyers on November 24, 2008 at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The latest information to hit my desk!

I might as well start off by calling this the decrepit defensemen edition of Hockey Rumor Buzz. No wait! Better yet, the dinosaur edition!

Today we focus on 39-year-old Sergei Zubov and 40-year-old Mathieu Schneider, both experienced free agent defensemen that are still on the market.

The reason why this edition wasn't presented before today was because being that we wanted to have this confirmed by our sources, without a doubt, we waited so we get it right.

Our sources with both the Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers have confirmed that both deals are almost close to completion and we may see announcements coming very shortly.

"Sergei was a valuable part of this team when they won the Cup in 1994 and he can be again here and now", a source inside the Rangers organization told our reports.

We were unable to get a quote from our source within Kings' management, but rest assured they are busy working with Schneider's agent; the figures have to be tweaked just a little, then the announcement will be made.

Turns out both defensemen will be returning to a team they once played for, which is kind of ironic since this may be the last season for both. Sort of like things coming full circle for these great players.

Zubov to Rangers: HRB 5

Schneider to Kings: HRB 4

By Leopold

HRB Correspondant