Tony Marinaro reported today that he has contacted some reliable sources who confirmed to him that the Habs are mainly interested in 2 players come the trade deadline.
The first, as expected, IS Marian Hossa. The Habs have not yet made an official offer, but the GM's are in FACT talking to each other for Marian's services. A likely list of names include Higgins, Chipchura, Dandenault, Emelin and Ryder, with Halak as a possibility.
The other player that the Habs are reportedly interested in is a bit of a curve ball:
San Jose's Steve Bernier.
No genuine surprise that they are interested in the promising Quebec-born power-forward, but just surprising in the sense that we've heard no rumours about him whatsoever this season. Possible returnees could include names like Halak, Ryder or even Latendresse.
Of course, this is all speculation courtesy of Tony Marinaro...but he says his sources are reliable.