According to the invaluable Eklund's Hockey Rumors:
There are hints that this may be very much further along than anyone is letting on...some very large clues, but I can't get into them yet. A few sources have implied they wouldn't be surprised at all if a deal was announced suddenly, almost out of thin air...
To celebrate the news, the fine folks at NHL.com continued their imaginary hockey tournament using imaginary players. Hey, the Nineties beat the Forties!
The Second City Players [Eklund's Hockey Rumors