Reports: Gillis has permission to trade Kesler

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Not long after the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported that there is “a growing suspicion within the Penguins that [Canucks general manager Mike Gillis] may not be authorized by Vancouver ownership to move [Ryan Kesler],” both ESPN’s Craig Custance and the Vancouver Sun have reported otherwise:

On top of all the talk and speculation the above generated, there was TSN’s James Duthie going on the radio and saying this:

Which, after yesterday’s Roberto Luongo trade, should make for another interesting day for Canucks fans.