No trade is imminent, but the Flyers have asked Gagne to waive his NTC, and from multiple reports hes done just that. The Kings seem to be the most interested in Gagne, but Tim Panaccio has qualified the trade talks as “exploratory” – I’m assuming Gagne is LA’s plan B if Kovalchuk resigns with the Devils or another club.
The reasoning behind the Flyers making Gagne available is to free up cap space for another run at Marty Turco, and to free up money for both Carcillo and Powe. Look for the Flyers return to be draft picks and possibly a very inexpensive player – Scott Parse maybe? We’ll see what happens.