Momentum building towards a Murray trade by the end of next week?

The trade market for Matt Murray has intensified over the last week as Penguins GM Jim Rutherford has signaled a willingness to interested teams of completing a deal To read this insider news, subscribe to get “Inside Access”!

Will Rutherford wait on a team or two still playing? The last 48 hours have seen the Colorado Avalanche pop up on the Murray rumor mill as rumblings have the Avalanche (who can’t officially make trades until they’re eliminated from the post-seasons) gathering intel on Murray’s financial demands, which has created some buzz around the league.

Team sources say Rutherford in the middle of August began to surveyed the league for about a week on both goaltenders in fact, and now has begun the stage of pushing potential trade scenarios with interested parties.

They’re not married to this, but[ Pittsburgh has initially sought an impact To read this insider news, subscribe to get “Inside Access”!