From Insider on Pittsburgh Sports:
"The Panthers and Senators have had discussions about Filip Kuba, Chris Neil and Nathan Horton. Horton is another popular subject in Montreal. The Panthers are denying that he wants out. To this point there has been no significant talks between the Penguins and Panthers regarding Horton."
W4E note: 3-parter. 1) I anticipate no transaction in the near or far-off future between Martin and Ottawa. 2) First we've heard that Horts may want "out"; rumor-mongering. 3) This refutes a bit of what was heard yesterday regarding the Cat forward and Pittsburgh.
"Florida, Vancouver and Toronto are interested in Chris Pronger."
W4E note: Don't buy this one at all from a Panthers' perspective. Pronger - and his wife - will go where he chooses to go and nowhere else. He's GM poison.
"Washington is a sleeper team in the Bouwmeester sweepstakes. They remain highly interested."
W4E note: This is far more likely than I believe anyone will credence to, even considering the divisional aspect. Start with Semin and a first-rounder and _____ and _____.