UPDATE: Check the Comrie rumor post for more information around Comrie. This rumor is sounding less like rumor and more like fact now, folks. We now return you to your regularly scheduled program…. the San Jose rumors:
Here’s a little something to get things going… people have been talking that SJ’s trades today freed up cash for Heatley. Darren Dreger’s twitter says “talks have gone cold” between San Jose and Ottawa, however. Anyone revisiting the old Souray to San Jose rumor again? Defencemen moved.. they have the cash for him. Granted, they BARELY have the cash for him and still have other needs. But perhaps the Oil swing a deal in which they move Souray and a player or two and pick up some bigger names in return (with the salary numbers evening out).
Just throwing some crazy ideas out there. Ultimately, I’d HATE to see Souray go. But if we picked up a pretty quality player in return, however, I could feel a bit better about it. Edmonton has a surplus of assets (call it what you will) but trend has show us we’re interested in very specific high-profile names.
The biggest stumbling block of course is that the two biggest Sharks players (Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton) have no trade or no movement clauses. But hey, you just never know.
I’m not a fan of giving up Souray…. I’d like to hear some other fans’ thoughts though.