Rick Nash to Montreal???

One of the things that bugs me most about some of the anonymous rumor-mongers out there is that they often pander to a particular fan base, working up excitement and gaining attention for trade rumors which patently fly in the face of actual reporting done by professional journalists. We have just such a case in Montreal, where this guy is touting the idea that Rick Nash will ONLY accept a trade to the Canadiens, and nowhere else:


Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch actually got to work, however, and came up with a list of “Boston, Los Angeles, the Rangers, San Jose, Toronto and Vancouver.” Hmm… no Montreal, there.
That’s OK, our man knows how to backtrack with the best of them:


Whatever it takes to stir up the locals, I guess! Shameless stuff here by the Montreal mystery man.