Trying to figure out which rumours are true and which aren't can be rather frustrating. What I am referring to is all of the Rene Bourque rumours. There have been many guesses of many teams, ranging from Boston to Columbus or Montreal.
I have heard two in particular about the Blue Jackets. First let's discuss the names. The main one I have heard is Antoine Vermette and a second round pick. We all know that rumours are there just that. The other name is Derick Brassard, but this is mostly just speculation, which does make sense. Derick is a gifted young centre with tons of potential.
Then there is the rumour of the Boston Bruins. No names mentioned. It has to make you wonder what the possibilities are. I wonder about having Brad Marchand, but this is just speculation.
As you know, rumours are just rumours. Like I said, I have heard it all -- from Bourque going anywhere to Bourque going nowhere. There are very few people I trust, but the ones I do trust, I report. They of course always warn me that it might not happen. But when I get told enough of one team talking with the Flames; where there is smoke, there is usually fire. I have been told enough times that the Jackets are talking to the Flames. Who is going? Only time will tell.