Two seperate reports on Sykora may lead to an end of the Flyers pursuing him.
With Tanguay already signed by the Lightning, the Wild are now focusing their efforts on other players, including Sykora.
Sykora has also spoken to the Ottawa Senators and New York Islanders, but the Wild offers more of an opportunity to play on one of the club’s top-two lines.
Also in the Sykora sweepstakes are the Senators, but only if they can find a solution to the Dany Heatly issue.
Bruce Garrioch reports the Senators are not only holding talks with UFA forward Mike Comrie but also with former Pittsburgh Penguins winger Petr Sykora. The Flyers and Wild are also believed seeking help at forward. Signing either player however could depend on moving Dany Heatley to free up the necessary cap space.
If Sykora is looking for top two line time then the Flyers better give up on pursuing him. Or sign him and trade Gagne. Either one.