Rumors By Bruce Garrioch ,Ottawa Sun
I’ve been told by a couple of teams that Rutherford is willing to trade anybody with the exception of centre Eric Staal and his brother Jordan Staal. Teams will certainly call about left wing Jeff Skinner, but he is one of the NHL’s top scorers and isn’t going anywhere.
It’s more likely left winger Jiri Tlusty, right winger Tuomo Ruttu and defenceman Ron Hainsey will be moved before the March deadline … Confirm or deny: The day before acquiring right wing Kevin Westgarth from the Hurricanes, Burke ripped the Flames for not being tough enough to play against? … The Avs will have a decision to make on centre Paul Statsny before the deadline in March. Colorado GM Joe Sakic wants to keep Statsny but if the Avalanche get a No. 1 pick and a player thrown at them at the deadline then don’t be surprised if the Avs move him. He is the youngest UFA centre available on the market this summer which means he could have plenty of suitors.