Are the Leafs shopping Mikhail Grabovski? Are the Canadiens really shopping P.K. Subban? What moves could the Jets make?
TORONTO STAR: Mark Zwolinski reports Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke claimed his club isn’t close to trading pending UFA center Mikhail Grabovski.
TORONTO SUN: Lance Hornby reports of speculation Luke Schenn could be a trade candidate now that John-Michael Liles has been re-signed to a new contract. Burke, meanwhile, said he likes his current group of players, but said if another team stepped up with the right deal, he would do it.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Anticipation remains Burke will make a big move, likely soon after the All-Star break. If he does make one, I suspect he’ll move one of his current blueliners to bring in a scoring forward, and Luke Schenn certainly fits the bill as enticing trade bait. Hopefully, we’ll find out soon enough what Burke has in mind.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: Mike Boone believes the Canadiens would be crazy to trade defenseman P.K. Subban.
ESPN.COM’s Pierre LeBrun reports via Twitter he’s spoken with several teams and none of them heard Subban’s name as being available.
SPORTSNET’s Louis Jean took to Twitter to call the Subban trade rumors “ludicrous”.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: I think Jean’s comment nicely sums up the Subban trade rumor nonsense. The Habs aren’t shopping him. Moving on…