Word has it there were Montreal scouts in attendance last night in St. Louis and that they were looking at Backstrom. With that in mind, here's my WPB "Crazy Rumor of the Day:"
Niklas Backstrom & Pierre-Marc Bouchard for Saku Koivu & Sheldon Souray
From the Wild's perspective I probably wouldn't pull the trigger. PMB's only 22 and has huge upside, while Saku's in his 30's and Souray is an unrestricted free agent after the season. It would be tempting, though, especially if they'd take Benoit Pouliot instead of Bouchard.