Updated: September 17, 2003, 12:05 PM ETBy By Jim Wilkie | NHL Insider
Atlanta Thrashers: Don Waddell acknowledged having discussions with the agent for unrestricted free agent defenseman Ken Klee, but the Atlanta GM denied reports that a deal was imminent. Ottawa Senators: The Senators tried to kick-start negotiations with Martin Havlat by sending the restricted free agent a reported one-year, $1.2 million offer. That's still short of what Havlat's agent has been asking for, so we'll have to see if the dialogue continues. Nashville Predators: After taking steps backward in their third NHL season, Denis Arkhipov and Scott Hartnell are hoping to get back on track this season. The Predators need both young forwards to get back on track to avoid the horrible start Nashville had last season.