Louis Jean is with TVA. Don't know if he has a mole in the dressing room (someone check Burr's and Lou's cell phones
) He was also feeding Canuck-related rumours with a Quebec nature (ie-Lou and AV rumours). Not sure how credible he is, but hardly obscure.
I'll believe this shit when I see RK17 traded, but you know what they say about smoke...
As many (including Botchford) have said, if there was a player on this roster who was the personification of Torts' style of play, it would be Kesler. From that angle, this rumour makes no sense.
If I recall correctly, Kesler had a problem with hard-ass coaches (he wanted off a pee-wee team his dad was coaching because his dad rode him a bit, if I remember the story right). No doubt he's matured a tad, but you wonder if Torts' style - remember he even had his tiffs with AV, who abdicated the room to the likes of him and the rest of the core - didn't grate on him if the rumours are true.
Couple that with the way this team is headed this season, I would hate to think that Kesler would be the type to jump off a ship that's leaking.
This type of info doesn't help Gillis' position much, but when you have someone like Kesler and his contract it doesn't matter if Kesler's not happy. The market for him would be huge, and Gillis would have some room to play GMs off each other - if he doesn't let this drag. Not saying this has to get done within days - the cap reality of many teams who could offer good packages precludes them right now. But I would say if the rumours are true, this should get done by the draft.
Man, oh man... I didn't want to see these days for a while.
Love the Sport. Love the Team.
Hate the League.