[quote name='Faceoff-ch1 wrote:
TheBigKahuna']Not sure what to make of Whitney's comments about fully expecting to be traded at the deadline. Rutherford painted an entirely different picture. Rutherford said he asked Ray once about waiving his NTC, and Ray told him "no". Rutherford said he never approached him about it again. So, just how did Ray expect to be traded? Somebody's lying.........
I heard it differently. Rutherford said that Ray told him he didn't really want to go but he would waive it for the good of the team and Rutherford said he did not receive an offer that he thought was up to par with what he thought Ray was worth. In other words, no one was offering a first round pick. That was in one of the post trade deadline interviews.
I think once the LA deal was squashed, Ray probably expected to be approached again since he was the talk of all the media. This is why he was surprised. Weren't we all surprised?
To me, Ray seemed a bit cranky in that interview. It was not the typical "Ray" we are used to hearing. Perhaps he was expecting some type of conversation with Rutherford in his talk that didn't happen?
Agree - not typical Ray - probably frustration - same questions - old story! Glad he finished the season with us and I do hope he is back for next season!