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NHL Buzz: Is Dustin Penner Being Shopped?

Todd CordellCorrespondent IAugust 29, 2010

Matthew Barry of is reporting that the Edmonton Oilers are shopping Dustin Penner. He also notes that the LA Kings are interested.

My take: I personally think Penner would be a great fit in LA as he is the big bodied top-six forward they are looking for.

Pure speculation here but if Penner is available, you would have to believe that the Maple Leafs would express interest in some way, shape or form.

My take: I am sure all Leafs fans would love to have "pants" playing for them; however, it is unknown if Brian Burke and the Maple Leafs brass are indeed interested.

Several teams have expressed interest in Bill Guerin. It is believed that the Kings, Sharks and Canadiens are among them.

My take: Billy Guerin would be a great fit in all three teams. It is unknown if he will land on any of them but all three teams could definitely use his services.

It is day three of the Ilya Kovalchuk watch. Many people believe the NHL won't make their decision until Monday or Tuesday; however, it is possible that it could be today.

If and when the NHL approves Ilya Kovalchuk's contract the Devils will likely begin their search to find some teams to take on salary. It is believed that the Devils would like to move Bryce Salvador; however, I can't confirm or deny this report.

My take: I think Salvador will be the one moved as he has a movable salary and the fact that the Devils think they have too many defenseman. Pure speculation here but the Dallas Stars and Anaheim Ducks would likely express interest.

The Edmonton Oilers continue shopping Sheldon Souray but so far no luck.

My take: I am not surprised that teams are scared off by Sheldon Souray, an older player with a high salary and a history of injuries don't go to well together.

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

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