Just got a tip that the Stralman-Primeau swap is the tip of the iceberg to something larger happening in Toronto.Â Â Being told to keep an eye on the Blue JacketsÂ –Â Brassard and Klesla are two names that have been bandied about in the rumour mill.
There has beenÂ a lot of talk surrounding Columbus, Vancouver and St. Louis during the past week.Â Â Â The *suspicion* is that today’sÂ Stralman trade was a necessary move to facilitate another, larger move with one of the three aforementioned teams.
Speculate away, folks.Â ThingsÂ are getting real interesting, real fast.Â UpdatesÂ will come as IÂ receive them.
Update: Hearing thatÂ a coupleÂ teams (Ana, Col, Det)Â wereÂ interested inÂ Primeau prior to his being dealt to Toronto.Â Also hearing thereÂ may beÂ interest in Pogge from some of those teams as well.
Update #2 (July 29): Jackets’ blogger Eric Smith of Hockeybuzz is reporting that Columbus is actively talking to two teams about acquiring a puck-moving defenseman for a roster player/players.