CALGARY - Brad Treliving said he poured a cup of coffee and opened up his laptop Sunday morning with no intention on catching up on some fiction.
However, he claims that’s exactly what he saw when he read a report suggesting he’d offered up a draft pick and a trio of his players for Ottawa Senators centre Jason Spezza.
“It’s categorically false,” said the Calgary Flames new GM, making his first public response to a report out of Ottawa saying the Flames offered up Jiri Hudler, Mikael Backlund, “possibly” Dennis Wideman and a second- or third-round draft pick.
“I haven’t made any such offers. That’s 100% fantasy island. I saw it early Sunday online and had to read it a couple times and had to remind myself ‘oh ya I’m the Flames GM. Interesting.’ ”
Treliving isn’t overly bothered by the rumour, as he knows in today’s world he’ll be subject to endless speculation as an NHL GM, especially in Canada.