So at the Braehead game tonight, I was privy to three rumours that are doing the rounds, all related to Scott Champagne. They are (in increasing order or unlikelyness):
1. Champagne's injury is more serious than previously thought, and the Panthers are actively seeking a replacement, probably for the rest of the season.
2. Champagne's injury requires (mixed messages if the requirement is an Elite League thing, or the Panther's doctors/insurance) a full face mask to continue playing. Champagne is unwilling to play with one, so is looking to move to the DEL.
3. Sean McAslan is being courted as Champagne's replacement.
The first two seem plausible, but I'd advise a pinch of salt for each. The third seems more wishful thinking, but nevertheless seems to come from a respectable source. Make of it what you will.
Last Edit: Dec 20, 2011 23:07:08 GMT by gcmandrake