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Rumours don't bother Winchester

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 9:48 AM ET

Brad Winchester claims he won't be staring at a television set this morning or constantly checking the latest breaking NHL trade news on the Internet.

He has only dressed for three games this month and his name has been attached to trade rumours for several days.

"I'll just go about things as normal," said Winchester.

"Come to the rink (today) prepared to play.

"It is all you can do.

"You can't worry about outside factors."

The second-year Oiler has has four goals and four assists in 42 games, and an even plus/minus rating.

Rumours suggest he might benefit from a fresh start in a new organization, but he doesn't want to leave.

"I love this team. I love this city," he remarked yesterday. "I want to stay here for sure."


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