Some bits from Ottawa Sun writer Bruce Garrioch:
- Carolina's Ray Whitney is still one of the most sought-after players this deadline. An un-named source says Whitney will probably agree to being a rental. If that is the case, expect him to land in Los Angeles.
- The Boston Bruins, Nashville Predators, New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins are interested in Columbus' Raffi Torres.
- The Bruins, Kings, Rangers, New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia Flyers, Vancouver Canucks have all made pitches to Nashville for Dan Hamhuis. GM David Poile may be reconsidering trading the defenseman.