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Jay Bouwmeester May Remain with Panthers (For Just a Few More Days)

Jaybo4 MONTREAL -- The newest rumor I am hearing is that Jay Bouwmeester has become all but untradeable, his agent again telling prospective employers that Jay will not sign with anyone until he hits the open market on July 1.

This is a scenario I have spelled out numerous times, both here and on various radio shows. Honestly, if Jay isn't going to sign until July 1, what worth do his exclusive negotiating rights have?

We may find that out soon enough.

On a similar note, I have a 2004 Pontiac for sale if anyone is interested.

That may have more value than Jay's negotiating rights.

-- Other rumors from around Montreal: It's expected that JM the ex-GM will formally hire Pierre Groulx as his goalie coach next week. Perry Pearn, JM's former assistant coach in Ottawa, is also expected to join the staff.

-- Another rumor from Montreal: Poutine is said to be good. I have not found that rumor to be true.

Feel free to discuss.