Several outlets (including SI.com and TheNationalPost) reported that Steve Staios was traded to Vancouver for a 6th round pick around 3:30 this afternoon and then retracted this announcement a few minutes later. This would have been after the Rolston/Mottau trade was confirmed.
I wonder what happened. The Canucks made two other trades around that time -- maybe this was a back-up if one of those didn't fall in place.
Apparently some idiot created a spoof Jamie McLennan account ...and tweeted this "deal". It was picked up by Neil Smith, working for SportsNet and several other outlets.
Garth told Arthur Staple that he had no conversation with Vancouver about Staios
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