The Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch reports today that the Rangers are desperate for scoring help and the Sun's sources are saying that Canucks' Pavol Demitra is on their Xmas list, even though he is recovering from shoulder surgery.
Of course, this juicy rumor holds legs in the fact that Demo's good buddy Marian Gaborik plays there, and hell, it's New York after all (everybody wants to play there...right?) Demitra wanted to play in Vancouver and I'm sure still does. I'm not so sure he'd want to bolt for Broadway the first chance he gets, nor am I so certain that Mike Gillis would trade him. The Canucks would need another top 6 roster player in return. The Rangers, who need all the top 6 forwards they can get, might not be so willing to part with that.
Garrioch also states in the same article that Mike Gillis has been actively shopping Shane O'Brien around the league. That would not surprise me at all.