Fresh From The Rumour Mill
After the “big loss”, the rumour mill has been on full.
You know the drill…
Here are the latest;
1. Kovalev to STL for Boyes, straight up. Now, this isn’t new, per se, but it is the first time we’ve had a name connected coming back for Kovy. I’d gladly take the 28 yr. old Boyes, and his extra year of contract, in return for the expulsion of Kovalev. If this happens, think sooner rather than later, especially with the imminent return of Oshie.
2. OTT 2011,12,13 1st rnd. picks to NJD for Parise. Interesting…but seems a tad extreme to me, particularly for a GM in his last year.
3. Kuba & Lee to MIN for Barker. Why is it always Lee to Minnie and Fisher to Nash? Well, in the world of rumours, why not? But, with the potential long term loss of Zidlicky, there might be something to this one.
4. Murray Fires Clouston, Big Mel Says No. Steve Simmons, of the Toronto Sun, reports that the rumour around the WJC have Murray denied in firing Clouston, and told by Melnyk that if Clouston goes, Murray will go with him. This, to me, seems odd, at best. First off, Melnyk and Murray are real tight, so I don’t believe his job is at risk. Secondly, how would this get out? Either Murray, or Melnyk would have to have related this story…seems very unlikely to me. Lastly, if you do not trust your GM to do his job, why keep him at all? Keeping Murray will not do anything to change this season, unless you allow him to act, which, you won’t…non-sensical.
Well, enjoy them, FWTW, nothing.
Also, as expected, no knife work for Spezza. He should be back on the ice within 4 wks, and ready to go within 6, on the outside.