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By Kevin Paul Dupont, Globe Staff | October 20, 2006

Earlier this week, Glen Murray's name began sprouting up in trade rumors around the league -- this before the strapping right winger potted his pair against the Flames and was awarded the No. 1 star.

``Is his name out there? No, it's not," said Chiarelli. ``But people are making calls, and a lot of names are coming up. I'm receiving calls, and I'm making calls, too. Lots of names are coming up."

Read into that what you will, folks. Just remember this: A club in the midst of a 34-year Cup drought has to be willing to consider all possibilities. Remember, too, that Murray is from the old regime, and there isn't much of anything, or anyone, left from the nostalgic ``It's Called Bruins" era.

Murray's name moved to the forefront of trade speculation last season, within minutes of the Nov. 30 trade that jettisoned Thornton to San Jose. At his age (34 Nov. 1), and at his price ($4.1 million per season through 2008-09), the takers could be few. One obvious potential trade partner would be San Jose, where Jumbo Joe is now the league MVP in residence.

Thornton essentially forced the Bruins to sign Murray long term in the summer of '05, a key step in the former captain eventually agreeing to sign with Boston for three years. The Sharks, ever since the emergence of goalie Vesa Toskala in last spring's playoffs, have been rumored to be looking to wheel fellow netminder Evgeni Nabokov, on the books now for four seasons at an average $5.375 million.

Murray alone wouldn't bring Nabokov in return, but if packaged with a high draft pick or prospect, he could be tantalizing for the Sharks, especially if he has more two-goal nights like last night. Not only would Thornton have his favorite running mate wearing Teal 'n' White, but the Sharks would be some $1.275 million leaner against the salary cap. Murray now has four goals in six games, after connecting only 24 times in 64 games last year when his playing load was cut back by injury.
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He might be traded, but I don't know if it'll be to San Jose, unless they want him on their 3rd line. :dunno:

Bell-Thornton-Cheechoo and Mihalek-Marleau-Bernier are already well established lines in San Jose, and the team definitely isn't struggling.

If the Sharks do move Nabby (or Toskala), it'll probably be for some defence or he'll be put into a package of sorts.
 

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San Jose has already got a load of talent on offense. They dont need anymore, Murray wont be going to san jose.
 
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