Blackhawks, Isles talking trade?

Lou Lamoriello prefers to focus on the Devils' defense of the Stanley Cup instead of building the U.S. World Cup team.

Updated: November 17, 2003, 3:10 PM ET
By By Jim Wilkie | NHL Insider
We didn't want you to miss out, so here are some interesting news and notes from around the NHL last weekend:

Big deal brewing between Isles, Blackhawks?
Depending on who you believe, the Chicago Blackhawks and the New York Islanders may or may not be working on a major trade.

After Blackhawks general manager Bob Pulford told Chicago reporters that he was in the process of negotiating a deal with the Islanders, New York GM Mike Milbury felt the urgency to try to squelch the rumors at least for the time being.