Sens Rumour Wrap
Well I’ve been busy lately, and not able to add any comment to the recent great play of the Sens, but I’ve found some time today to make some contacts, read some messages, and pass along what I’ve gathered since last week, though, not surprisingly, it isn’t much different.
1. Carter is being targeted by Ottawa, this from a western based scout, who claims that Murray is trying to add some size and skill up front. The problem is that Columbus is considering so many offers, of diverse assets, that they don’t know if they’re coming or going.
Murray doesn’t want to trade picks, or assets, for a rental, he’s been clear on that. Murray has the cap space to assume Carters contract. The question is, is he ready to part with one of either Zbad or Silf to get it done? Rumour has it he is, if Columbus will put a high first in his pocket.
Any deal for Carter might be awaiting what comes of Nash, as it will better define what Columbus needs, and has available to deal (picks, prospects, etc).
But what has been consistent is the talk of Murray’s interest in Carter.
2. Brian Lee is improving his game over game performance, and this provides Murray with some options on the back-end.
A western based source believes Chicago has been very active in trying to land Kuba and the asking price from Murray is very high, rumoured to be a top defensive prospect and a player (rumoured to be Stalberg).
3. Another one that just won’t go away, Stewart. Murray wants him, St. Loius doesn’t, but they need something in return or risk looking the fool in his initial acquisition… maybe a 3-way deal with Chicago might make everyone happy.
To CHI – Kuba
To St. Louis – Stalberg
To Ottawa – Stewart & Shawn Lalonde.
But that one comes directly from my fantasy world.