Sunday NHL Rumor Roundup – April 19, 2009.

Al Strachan suggested it was now “highly likely” Marian Gaborik will remain with the Minnesota Wild now that GM Doug Risebrough and head coach Jacques Lemaire are no longer with the team. Pierre LeBrun however isn’t so sure, having spoken with Gaborik’s Los Angeles-based agent Ron Salcer who said his camp will listen to anything Minnesota offers but with July 1st approaching they might see what else is out there. Strachan points out the Kings intend to make a big pitch for a major UFA forward and mentioned Gaborik, Marian Hossa and the Sedins as possibilities

SPECTOR’S NOTE: [...] 

The Kings will undoubtedly be a significant player in this summer’s UFA market but it remains to be seen who they land via free agency. Whoever they get has to be someone who can fit comfortably into a leadership role with a promising young Kings team…

via Sunday NHL Rumor Roundup – April 19, 2009..