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Beauchemin seems to be included in several team talks, with the exception of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Rumors have the defenseman going everywhere, but it seems to be the New York Rangers that would make the best fit—but there are some snags.
For one, the Rangers don't yet have the cap room to afford Beauchemin, so the next option would be Kevin Bieksa. However, Bieksa also is owed a substantial salary.
A team employing Beauchemin would have to make space in the cap, unless they were in a position to afford him already, such as the Islanders or Panthers. Neither of these teams have the trade weight to acquire Beauchemin.
Bloggers on the West Coast have expressed desires to bring him back to the Anaheim Ducks, but the All—Star snubbed Lubomir Visnovsky has provided a much needed backbone for the Ducks, who seem to be just a few minor pieces away from landing in the middle of the Western Conference pack when the playoffs begin.
In fact, the Ducks' division rivals, the San Joe Sharks and Los Angeles Kings, seem to be the front—runners for Beauchemin's services.
The Maple Leafs would certainly like to move Beauchemin, but it's going to be a tough sell with the size of his contract.