Jonathan Bombulie said in his WBS Pens Blog that the Recchi rumors really are heating up and that recent trades, such as the Parrish/Sopel deal and the Ken Klee deal, could raise the value of some Penguins.
He then added that, while most will be watching for Recchi and Leclair to be dealt, he has good word that Craig Patrick could be dealing a defenseman or two.
For those who don't know, Bombulie is the beat writer for the WBS Pens and tends not to write things unless he has good word on the information. You can read his blog here: http://blogs.timesshamrock.com/pensblog/
And now for my predictions:
1. Recchi to Ottawa for Vermette after several teams up his trade value
2. Leclair and a draft pick to Carolina for Babchuk
3. Roy traded to any team for a late draft pick
4. Melichar to the Rangers for Moore or Ortmeyer
Maybe I'm insanse...or really tired and delirious, but I see a nice return for Recchi, considering the returns some other players are getting, and the fact that there aren't necessarily a ton of big name players on the block...could be a nice bidding war. We'll see soon enough!