Pierre LeBrun at ESPN says Panthers-Rangers trade talks on McCabe are ongoing as we speak at this hour.
Update, 1:39 p.m.:
Torts on trade offers...
"We could've made 10 trades", but "everybody wants our kids"
Update, 1:32 p.m.:
Jesse Spector reports that John Tortorella says the Rangers trade philosophy is that it is better to build for a Stanley Cup than mortgage future for quick boost.
...this should be music to every Rangers fan's ears. Guess this means Sather not willing to part with prospects for McCabe. Which I'm a fan of.
Update, 1:28 p.m.:
Andrew Gross reports that both Staal and Fedotenko are out tomorrow, while Gaborik is still not symptom free from his concussion.
...well that's a whole bushel of bad news.
Update, 1:04 p.m.:
Stepan on his hit on Green...
"I wouldn't do anything different"
...f'n love this kid.
Update, 12:51 p.m.:
Although not suspended, Bob McKenzie at TSN says Stepan was fined for hit on Mike Green.
Update, 12:40 p.m.:
In news regarding players that are actually on the team, per Steve Zipay: Derek Stepan will not be suspended, while Marc Staal and Ruslan Fedotenko are not practicing today and Kris Newbury is back with the team after clearing waivers.
Now back to the McCabe saga.
Update, 12:12 p.m.:
Brooks adds there's little doubt McCabe will waive his NTC to come to New York but Rangers have not yet committed.
...Florida must be asking for too much. Hold your ground Glen.
Update, 11:52 a.m.:
Brooks, who earlier said if Rangers get McCabe they will have to move nearly $3.5M in full-season cap value to acquire Richards as well, now tweets the Rangers could put Frolov on LTI and get approx $650,000 additional space.
Larry Brooks at the New York Post tweets that Bryan McCabe is likely to be traded to the Rangers.
While Arthur Staple at Newsday says there's no deal in place but McCabe will only waive his no trade clause to come to the Rangers.
Finally, TheNYRBlog reader Sam F. from Toronto e-mailed me that he heard on the Fan 590, a sports radio station in Toronto, that Sather's holding a press conference today to announce they got McCabe.
...as I've said all along, I have no problem with them bringing McCabe in. My issue will be with who or what they give up and whose playing time gets cut when McCabe comes in.