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Flames GM on trade rumours: 'That's 100% fantasy island'

Flames GM Brad Treliving says there's no truth to recent trade speculation involving his team. (Al...

Flames GM Brad Treliving says there's no truth to recent trade speculation involving his team. (Al Charest/QMI Agency)

ERIC FRANCIS, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:44 PM ET

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.


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