September 02, 2010
Mississauga Majors general manager and head coach Dave Cameron says he doesn't plan on making any more moves for the time being.
Cameron, who pulled off a major trade with the Windsor Spitfires on Saturday, is happy to wait and see how his Memorial Cup host squad will fare to start the OHL season.
"You can never say never, but do I have anything brewing? No," said Cameron after his team's scrimmage at the Hershey Centre on Thursday.
The Majors acquired goal-scorer Justin Shugg and defenceman Marc Cantin from Windsor in exchange for a trio of second-round picks carrying into the 2016 season. Cameron was quick to refute a report which speculated that Windsor's all-star defenceman, Ryan Ellis, would join the Majors if he's returned to junior by the NHL's Nashville Predators.
"There have been absolutely no discussions about (a deal for Ellis) -- there has been absolutely no talk about that at all," said Cameron.
Adding to the intrigue of a potential deal in the future is the fact that the Majors recently acquired OHL first-rounder Kerby Rychel in a trade with the Barrie Colts. Kerby is the son for Windsor GM Warren Rychel, and it has long been rumoured that father and son will be reunited at some point this season.
The Colts using their first-round pick to draft Kerby Rychel -- who had been pegged by many as a second-round prospect -- continued the animosity between the two teams over the summer with the elder Rychel telling Barrie his son would never report to their team.
"It was tough, but I knew my dad would sort it out somehow," said Kerby Rychel. "Thankfully, the Majors took me."
Cantin, who is recovering from a broken jaw, did not take part in Thursday's scrimmage. According to Cameron, Cantin was at the rink on Wednesday and is skating on his own. The coach says he hopes to have another status update the 20-year-old defender on Friday.
Sunaya Sapurji is the Jr. Hockey Editor at Yahoo! Sports. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @SunayaS