Sens Rumour Wrap
The talk is increasing, as is the chatter, regarding trades.
Ottawa remains involved, albeit peripherally, on a number of fronts.
A solid source claims Ottawa is involved in discussions with Anaheim, but to pull of a trade would require a major shift in assets…something Murray is unlikely to do.
Also, according to the same source, Ottawa remains involved in talk in pursuit of Derick Brassard, still. Talk is Ottawa wants Brassard, Columbus wants to trade him, but the price is not right, with Columbus believing Brassard will garner a bigger return than that offered by Ottawa come trade deadline time…I doubt it, both Ottawa’s serious involvement or Brassard’s value increasing as the deadline nears. If Washington wants a blueliner, it’s going to have to be Gonchar, because there’s no way Murray is handing them Kuba, and then having it cost them a post season berth.
Another player beginning to garner looks is Kuba, with calls from EDM, WSH, and BUF. Unless the return is one with legitimate long-term upside, I don’t see it happening until closer to the deadline…that being said, I believe Kuba will be dealt at or near the deadline, because I believe Murray has not taken his eye of the prize…the Stanley Cup.
That’s it, not much, and certainly nothing to take to the bank, but for you rumour hounds, as always, it is what it is.
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