Leafs after Rucinsky? Lindros wants out? Daze in Colorado?
I hope this gets posted because this is big news for Toronto and Colorado fans. Close sources are saying JFJ is in big talks with the Rangers and Rucinsky is the one they’re after….1. The Leafs have reportedly offered Karel Pilar, Kyle Wellwood and a pick, for the rugged veteran.
In my opinion, this would be a great addition to the Leafs giving them depth and able for them to roll four lines in the playoffs. The Leafs are known for pulling trades on deadline day, just like they did last year aquiring Doug Gilmour, Glen Wesley, and Phil Housley. With Sather unloading stars like Kovalev, Nedved, Leetch, and Malakhov, you’d think Rucinsky would be the next to go.
2. Also I bet this won’t happen, I just wanted to post it because i think it sounds interesting. The Score has reported that Lindros went up to Sather in person and said straight up “I Want Out”! Sather was then found 10 minutes later talking on the phone with, lets see, take a guess…….Toronto. Everyone knows that’s where he wants to play but because he’s injured I’d say this is a no go for the Leafs. But who knows, maybe the phone call was about Rucinsky?
3. In other news the Chicago Daily Herald reports that the Avs are in heavy talks with Chicago for the big towering winger in Eric Daze. The Avalanche might just get him because Peter Forsberg is nursing a groin injury and Colorado will be cautious about his injury and may not bring him back until the playoffs, while Teemu Selanne is playing like he’s overpayed and Paul Kariya has only played about half the season. So knowing Pierre Lacroix, he might just pull this one off to get something clicking on the third and fourth lines.