Coyotes Turris asks for a trade

“This has never been about money, we’ve been upfront with the club from Day 1,” Turris’s agent Kurt Overhardt told “We’ve respectfully requested that the player had the opportunity to move forward in his career by having a fresh start.”

Taken third overall at the 2007 NHL draft, Turris and the Coyotes made no progress this off-season in negotiating a new contract for the restricted free agent.

Coyotes general manager Don Maloney has remained adamant all along that trading the young centre has never been an option.

“The CBA gives us certain rights to Turris and we are exercising our rights,” Maloney told in an email Thursday. “There will be a point in the future Turris will have the right to decide who he wants to play for and how much he will accept.”

Maloney also made it clear that Turris’s only option was to stay in the desert.

“If he wants to play in the NHL this season, he will re-sign with us,” he explained. “We will not trade his rights under any cir*****stances and are prepared to live with the consequences if he decides to sit out this, and future, seasons.”

11 Responses to Coyotes Turris asks for a trade

  1. dumbassdoorman says:

    Maloney should appease him and promptly trade him to Columbus…..Dec.2nd……lol

  2. alpalstewart says:

    sounds like he's been hearing all of the spoiled brat copmments written about him and he wants to sound like he has had this stance since the end of last year. the fact is that he is lucky to be on any team in the NHL. and get payed millions for something you love to do. trade him to toronto so those fans can scrutinize his every move, he's lucky to be in phx where they dont give a sh!t about hockey.

  3. alpalstewart says:

    ive heard that the flames,canadians and ottawa are interested, but none want to give up much. ive heard talk about a 3 way deal also involving the edmonton oilers,winnepeg jets and phoenix coyotes, that goes like this.

    to edm. bogosian
    to phx. gagner
    to wpg. turris
    thats just a rumor but this is a rumpr site. i heard it from an oilers site blogger
  4. mojo19 says:

    So what's the odds that he gets moved by Dec. 1st ???

    I'm betting he won't be dealt, and he'll actually cave and sign a 1 year contract with the Coyotes.

    On the other hand, maybe with these public comments he's now turned his back on his teammates, so it won't be possible to go back?

  5. blaze says:

    It's true yes to some degree he should just be thankful to even play in the NHL. On the other hand Phoenix is moving, it's going to happen and all the drama over the last few years is definitely stressful on the current players wondering where they're headed to next.

    I'm not saying I agree with him but I can see why he'd ask for a trade. Once his current contract expired he'd be hesistant to extend for who knows how many years into what is very likely going to a messy situation for quite some time.

  6. alpalstewart says:

    if i was wpg i'd rather have gags than turris for bogosian.

  7. dumbassdoorman says:

    If i was wpg i would shoot myself for trading him for either of those players

  8. TheOnlyIslesFan says:

    Congrats Kyle Turris you've made it so that when you return to Phoneix that the ten's Coyotes fans are going to boo you every time you touch the puck!

  9. blaze says:

    lol yeah all 50-100 Phoenix fans should get pretty loud

  10. 93killer93 says:

    48 now…Turris' parents aren't fans anymore. 

  11. Boston_Bruins says:

    This kid sounds like an absolute punk. I heard he wants the JVR contract. Granted JVR's contract was more of a "potential" one but he's shown a hell of alot more than Turris has.

Leave a Reply