Rumour has it that a rental deal for Chris Phillips is all but announced. This is a perfect fit for Montreal, who desperately needs a top four defenceman, but only until the end of the season. Philips has stated he wants to remain a part of the rebuild in Ottawa, but understands the need for Ottawa to get a return for him. This is a win/win for both teams.
Word has it that Gauthier is also kicking the tires in St. Louis, inquiring about Brad Boyes. A former first round draft choice (24th overall), Boyes could be the scoring winger the Habs so desperately need.