NHL draft rumors: Hurricanes, Oilers receiving interest, Cory Schneider in play


The rumor mill is churning out a plethora of theories about potential deals.

The 2013 NHL Draft is scheduled to take place on Sunday afternoon at New Jersey's Prudential Center. Given the shortened nature of the 2013 season, the league has opted to hold all seven rounds on the same day. Whether this leads to increased movement amongst teams remains to be seen. However, it certainly hasn't hindered the amount of rumors being produced.

Here's a look at the most recent rumblings:

* It's believed that teams holding the top-four picks are asking too much via trade. As has been the case for a few weeks, it's believed that the Carolina Hurricanes are willing to move out of the No. 5 overall selection. Teams looking to move up have reportedly been soliciting the pick.

* The Edmonton Oilers currently claim ownership to the No. 7 overall selection. The team is receiving calls for the selection, according to Renaud Lavoie of RDS.

* The San Jose Sharks are reportedly looking for a depth forward. Minnesota Wild forward Cal Clutterbuck is a possibility, according to Darren Dreger of TSN. Pittsburgh Penguins forward Tyler Kennedy is believed to be available via trade, according to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN. He believes Kennedy might fit the mold of what San Jose is looking for.

* The Vancouver Canucks are fielding offers for both Cory Schneider and Roberto Luongo. Dreger reports that the team is not softening their asking price for Schneider, while Lavoie reports the Canucks have been contacting teams gauging their interest. The Edmonton Oilers are believed to be one of the teams interested in Schneider. Dreger states that manager Mike Gillis is willing to be patient in finalizing a deal.

*The Columbus Blue Jackets are reportedly nearing a contract extension with Sergei Bobrovsky. Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports the deal is likely going to be two-to-three years in length.

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