BOSTON - If there is a trade deadline, there are trade deadline rumors.

One of the better ones this afternoon, courtesy of Canadian all-sports network TSN, is that the Flyers are trying to move goalie Marty Biron to the Phoenix Coyotes. The plan, according to TSN, would be for the Coyotes to trade Biron to another team but the Coyotes want that second trade in place before dealing with the Flyers.

But since Biron has a no-trade clause, the Flyers would need his permission to trade him.

"Usually in these situations the team will ask the player 2 or 3 days in advance. No one has asked me," Biron said before walking into the visitors' locker room in TD Banknorth Garden. *