Sens Rumours, Rumbles & Rambles
“Carkner to Vancouver is in the chatter right now, with Raymond going the other way…that’s all I know”
That from a western based pro-scout. Is it just reaction to Boro’s insertion in the line-up, or a legitimate rumour? Well, I have no idea, as this has only come from one place (but a well-informed one), but there has been a ton of talk about Vancouver needing more toughness, and to get it in the form of a steady defenceman…makes sense for them. As for Ottawa, well, they’re OK on defence, with Lee and *maybe* Boro…seems a pretty big gamble for Ottawa if they have real post season aspirations, you simply cannot have to many defencemen. Spoke to a few people on this (none had heard it)…they all thought it made sense if the Sens plan on getting Boro some NHL/post-season experience.
Is Boro the “new” Rundblad, albeit an entirely different player, ready to skate a regular shift in the NHL? Is Carks expendable (he has only 3 fighting majors this season)?
Or is this total BS?
Roy, Ruutu, or Brassard? All three have been linked to trade rumours with Ottawa, and all three have legitimate top 6 ability.
Who would you rather, and what would you be willing to move in return?