As we gear up for the final two weeks or rumor mongering before the NHL”s February 27 trade deadline, you can cross off one of the names that was linked to the Rangers.  The Phoenix Coyotes have begun rebuilding by trading Forward Ladislav Nagy to the Dallas Stars in exchange for LW Mathian Tjarnqvist and a 2007 first round draft pick.

One rumor that is picking up steam – and might make sense from a Bluehisrts position – is the talk the Detroit Red Wings are hot and heavy after Peter Forsberg.  However, before Detroit can swing the deal with Philadelphia, the Wings might need to clear some cap space to get Foppa or a suitable power forward replacement for Brendan Shanahan.  The name being mentioned in relation to the Rangers is center Robert Lang.  The native of the Czech Republic was a teammate of Jaromir Jagr in both Pittsburgh and Washington.  Lang, like Sean avery and Pascal Dupuis, becomes a free agent at the end of the season.  The Red Wings might be interested in moving Lang for prospects and/or picks to be sent to the Flyers or serve as replacements for the prospects/picks dealth to Philadelphia.

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