The Calgary Flames and Ottawa Senators have interest in Phoenix Coyotes holdout center Kyle Turris, but Coyotes management insists he’s not going anywhere.
CALGARY HERALD: Vicki Hall recently reported the Flames woes has GM Jay Feaster ready to deal if the club’s struggles continue. Feaster admitted having interest in Phoenix Coyotes holdout center Kyle Turris, but said Coyotes GM Don Maloney has made it very clear to him Turris isn’t available.
OTTAWA SUN: Bruce Garrioch reports Senators GM Bryan Murray has spoken to Maloney about Turris, but he was told the same thing as Feaster: “Under no circumstances whatsoever — and I’m not sure what language I have to (use). We will not trade Kyle Turris this season,” said Maloney, during an interview on Hockey Night in Canada last Saturday. “We want him back and if he wants to play in the NHL, he’ll sign with us.”
SPECTOR’S NOTE: It’s been speculated Maloney’s stance was merely posturing for the media, and that he’s merely trying to drive up Turris’ trade value, but his recent comments pretty much makes it clear he has no intention at all of trading the young holdout. That’s not likely to stop the trade rumors, but after reading Maloney’s comment, I’m convinced Turris won’t be dealt.