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NHL Buzz: Sunday, August 8th

Todd CordellCorrespondent IAugust 8, 2010

According to, the Red Wings are among the six teams interested in defenseman Willie Mitchell. If he were to sign there he would have to take a pay cut and sign for less than two million dollars per year. I think this is a strong possibility, we all know that a lot of players will take pay cuts to sign with a winning team like the Red Wings.

The Canucks (his former team), Capitals, Sharks, and Ducks are also in the mix for Mitchell's services.

I haven't heard much on goalie Antti Niemi lately. Several sources are saying that as many as 8 teams are interested however, he would not release and team names.

I am hearing 7-8 teams are interested in Tomas Kaberle right now, I truly believe he will be moved.

According to multiple media outlets, the Bruins are very interested in right wing Billy Guerin.

The Anaheim Ducks are expected to begin talks with their former star Paul Kariya very shortly.

The Red Wings are looking for a 6th defenseman rumor has it if they can't land Willie Mitchell or Lukas Krajicek they will pursue Brendan Witt.

I am told a few teams are interested in right wing Lee Stempniak. One source has told me if Stempniak will lower his asking price a lot more teams would be interested. It is believed the Coyotes (his former team) are among the teams interested.

The Senators are still looking to add another physical defenseman, if they can't land Willie Mitchell of Brendan Witt they will likely look within the organization.

This concludes today's edition of NHL Buzz, enjoy.


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