There were a couple of interesting things that happened tonight that might directly or indirectly affect the Devils leading up to the NHL trade deadline at 3 p.m. on Wednesday.
One was that ex-Devil Bill Guerin was pulled from the Islanders' lineup after warm-ups for tonight's game against Buffalo.
According to multiple reports, the Islanders have agreed in principle to a trade of Guerin to an Eastern Conference team. According to www.islanderspointblank.com, the deal is not with the Devils or Boston. Guerin would have to approve the trade because he has a no-movement clause and, according to islanderspoint blank that might not happen until Sunday morning.
It is notable that the Islanders had two scouts, including Director of Pro Scouting Ken Morrow, at the Devils' 7-2 win over Florida today. There has been some speculation that the Devils are interested in defenseman Brendan Witt, who is serving a five-game suspension for his elbow on Toronto's Niklas Hagman on Thursday. Witt, 34, has another season left on his deal, which would make him slightly less attractive.
Another name that's been floating around is Atlanta defenseman Niclas Havelid.
The other interesting development today was that the Phoenix Coyotes have told defensmen Derek Morris that he won't play again until he is traded. Morris sat out the Coyotes' game against the Blues tonight and apparently will sit until he is dealt.
Apparently, there are a bunch of teams lining up for Morris, who will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
Another thing that I heard today was that the Capitals are one of the most serious contenders for Chris Pronger, if he is traded.