The Sharks would love to move Jonathan Cheechoo, but the market is not exactly bullish for lead-footed, 12-goal, third-liners who have $6 million coming to them over the next two seasons. Los Tiburones need to clear some cap space, so the former Rocket Richard Trophy-winner (56 goals in 2005-06) likely could be had for picks and/or mid-level prospects. Might make for an interesting reclamation project on a team looking to add some depth to its offense. Nashville, Ottawa, Minnesota and the Islanders might be in the running . . .
My thanks goes to Spector for his take on this rumor: "Cheechoo won't be moved unless he's part of a package with someone else as the centerpiece..."
6 million for a third liner, who may resurrect himself with another team? Not a good idea for the Islanders. If we're not going to pay 5 million for Tanguay, it makes no sense to pay that much, and probably receive very little.