As of last night, the source said, Islanders GM Garth Snow was in the process of considering offers for Jason Blake from Nashville, Vancouver, Detroit, San Jose and Dallas. The Islanders likely would demand a combination of quality prospects and picks for Blake. -- Newsday

Some media outlets have reported the Islanders are close to landing St. Louis forward Bill Guerin, but in fact, they aren't among the bidders. To acquire Guerin, they would have to part with Kyle Okposo, the seventh overall pick in last June's draft. If the Islanders have one untouchable player, it's Okposo. -- Newsday

The Rangers have talked to Phoenix about Nick Boynton, but the Coyotes are seeking young talent as part of the deal. The Blueshirts may have interest in the Kings' impending free agent Aaron Miller, but not for a coveted prospect. -- New York Post

The Red Wings were involved in the Keith Tkachuk sweepstakes, but they were unwilling to give up a similar stash of picks and prospects for a rental player. Considering the Wings will draft about 10 picks lower than the Thrashers, the Wings would have had to top what Atlanta was willing to part with in current players or prospects. -- Detroit Free Press

Ducks GM Brian Burke said he is surprised at the price some potential playoff teams are willing to pay for "rental" players they probably won't keep past the postseason. Most of the major deals done so far have included a first-round pick and, in some cases, much more. Burke is unwilling to part with any of the Ducks' current young nucleus, which includes Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry and Dustin Penner. -- Los Angeles Times

Capitals general manager George McPhee confirmed his intentions to complete at least one trade -- and possibly more -- over the next two days. It's possible, if not likely, that center Dainius Zubrus, right wing Richard Zednik and defenseman Jamie Heward could be dealt. -- Washington Post

Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello is looking to add a veteran defenseman, but may not be able to make a move because of the salary cap. That wouldn't bother coach Claude Julien. -- Newark Star-Ledger

Penguins GM Ray Shero was in the corridor behind the Tampa Bay press box much of the game, talking on his cell phone. Most, if not all, of his conversations presumably were with some of the other 29 GMs from around the league, but none yielded a trade agreement. He seems intent on sticking with his vow to not overpay for a player. -- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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