So much for Randy Jones rumor: Panthers trade D Allen to Hurricanes for Samsonov
Well, the outline was correct: the Hurricanes were looking for a defenseman and were willing to trade left wing Sergei Samsonov. But when it finally got done, it was the Panthers who sent defenseman Bryan Allen to Carolina in trade. The rumor this morning was that Carolina had some interest in Lightning defenseman Randy Jones.
The Blackhawks, who earlier this week were rumored to be interested in Lightning defenseman Brett Clark, also have acquired a blue-liner, Chris Campoli, from the Senators. So, all quiet so far for Tampa Bay with about 35 minutes left till the deadline.