Pierre LeBrun heard from one team executive that the Sabres are asking for a first-round pick for Paul Gaustad. "Crazy price,'' the GM says.
Meanwhile, Scott Burnside spoke to Stephen Freyer, who is Jaroslav Spacek's agent; the veteran defenseman has a limited no-trade clause that includes a list of 15 teams to which he would agree to be moved. But as Freyer pointed out, while a team might not be on the list, that doesn't mean it would preclude Spacek from going there. Spacek is a terrific guy, and people forget how good he was in Edmonton during the Oilers' run to the '06 final and in Montreal a couple of years ago.