Deadline Dealables

The trade deadline is coming in less than 4 days and rumors are more prevalent than ever.
Everything from incredibly insane deals and lopsided deals to surprisingly equal trades have been thrown around in rumors and in a few days many of us will get to see if we were dead on, close or far off.

Now I decided i was going to look at deals in rumors, deals proposed by some of you, and make some of my own. The deals proposed could happen on deadline day and are deals that could help both teams. Most of these deals will have no basis but will be proposed much like RossCreeks Deal or No Deal Article. I am trying to make the deals without bias but it may happen, just let me know if im wrong and also let me know what deals would be good or bad.

To the Pittsburgh Penguins To the Pittsburgh Penguins
Steve Sullivan Colby Armstrong

To the Nashville Predators To the Atlanta Thrashers
Eric Tangradi 2nd Rounder (3rd if the Penguins fail to make the playoffs)

The penguins need some help for Crosby and Malkin, and even though they acquired Kunitz adding Armstrong and Sullivan could further make them a more dangerous team. Steve Sullivan adds a speedy sniper who could play alongside Malkin or Crosby and would be reltively cheap because of his recent injury status but every game he plays his stock rises. Nashville receives a nice power forward prospect who could be ready as early as next year and would help to fill up the forwards part of their prospects, and area that is not the strongest. Armstrong had chemistry with Corsby when they played together and it is no secret they would love him back. Knowing this Atlanta could probably get a lot for him and Pittsburgh should be willing to part with a second for him. These two trade would allow Crosby and Malkin to be split up with Crosby centering Kunitz and Armstrong and Malkin centering Sykora and Sullivan (or Sullivan and Kunitz, and Crosby centering Armstrong and Sykora).

To the Vancouver Canucks
Nik Antropov

To the Toronto Maple Leafs
1st Rounder in 2009
Michael Grabner

Antropov provides decent size and scoring for the Canucks and could possibly be a linemate for the Sedins. If not them, he has always had chemistry with Sundin and they could provide deadly second line scoring. The Leafs get a 1st rounder and a decent prospect that has fallen in value but not by much. The canucks overpay for Antropov but not by much (no matter what some of you might say) and they pay to get Antropov.

To the Los Angeles Kings
JAy Bouwmeester
(Conditional 1st Rounder in 2010 if he leaves to go to another team)

To the Florida Panthers
Dustin Brown
Patrick O’Sullivan

Los Angeles wins the Bouwmeester sweepstakes and grabs a veteran defenceman who is solid on D a beast on offence and could provide good leadership for Doughty and Johnson. This further solidifies and they have enough room next year to sign him to a mega contract. Florida gets two solid forwards to help solidify there top 6 forwards and help them now for the playoffs and for years to come.

To the Calgary Flames To the Calgary Flames
Mikael Tellqvist Bill Geurin

Phoenix Coyotes To the New York Islanders
4th Rounder 2009 2nd Rounder 2009
7th Rounder 2009

The flames get a solid and tested backup for Kipper and someone who can play well if needed to back up for a game or two at a time. They also get a good leader and a decent scorer with grit to replace Bourque while he is injured as well as some good veteran leadership. The phoenix Coyotes get a pick which allows them to get something in case Tellqvist leaves. The Islanders stockpile more picks to an already large amount this year (10 and the most of any team). The flames dont have to lose any roster players and this helps to stregthen the for a cup run.

To the Washington Capitals
Dominic Moore

To the Toronto Maple Leafs
Chris Bourque

Washington gets a nice third line addition, to help with the grit and some secondary scoring but also adds leadership, something he has grown while with toronto. Toronto gets a mid level prospect in Chris Bourque to help refill the cupboard.

To the Columbus Blue Jackets
Tim Connoly

To the Buffalo Sabres
Rostislav Klesla
Conditional 2nd Rounder in 2009 (4th if they fail to make the playoffs)

The Columbus Blue Jackets desperately need a scoring center for Nash and just before pulling the trigger that would bring them Olli Jokinene, Howson decides he’d rather get Connoly for less and keep assets such as Voracek. The Blue Jackets finally get a talented center for Nash and add some scoring. The Sabres add a top 4 defenceman who can score sometimes.

To the Minnesota Wild
Olli Jokinen

To the Phoenix Coyotes
Tyler Cuma
Colton Gilles
1st Rounder in 2009

The Minnesota wild add a Jokinen and get some desperately needed scoring to make them a more dangerous team. If Gaborik leaves at the end of the season (which is likely) then they have a new player to take his position. When Gaborik comes back, the two could be deadly together and would make Minnesota a team to not take lightly.

To the Ottawa Senators
Shawn Horcoff
Dustin Penner
Rob Schremp

To the Edmonton Oilers
Jason Spezza
Filip Kuba

The senators desperately need to shake up their team and this is the perfect way to do it. Edmonton gets a D-man to replace Visnovsky while he is injured in Kuba and they get a great center in Spezza. The senators get Horcoff to replace Spezza, Cole to add some much needed size to the team, and could fit well with Alfie and Fisher. They also get Schremp who could join the team as soon as next year.

To the Philadephia Flyers
Thomas Kaberle

To the Toronto Maple Leafs
James vanRiemsdyk
Joffrey Lupul
1st Rounder in 2009

The Flyers, after missing out on the Bouwmeester sweepstakes, move on to their back up plan and acquire Kaberle. The leafs get a great prospect in vanRiemsdyk and get a first rounder to help with the rebuild. They also take on Joffrey Lupul’s contract to make room for Kaberle next year, and it could turn out to be a great pick up.

To the Boston Bruins
Mike Van Ryn

To the Toronto Maple Leafs
Patrice Bergeron

The bruins get a top 4 d-man who can run the play on the powerplay, has a crazy shot, and can play 20 plus minutes a game. This helps to stregthen their defence in preperation for cup run. They lose a roster player but they gain some salary space to sign their RFA’s and and UFA’s in the off season. The Leafs get a great top centerman who if he can become stronger, become a Great leader for them. The trade comes down to trading an injured player for another one and though it may not look good on paper it allows the Bruins to have an actual 3rd line center playing center, rather then a top 2 center playing there.

to the Vancouver Canucks
Brendan Witt

To the New York Islanders
Shane O’Brien
7th Rounder

The Islanders get a young, hard nosed, RFA defenceman in O”Brien and add yet another pick to their ever growing stockipile. The Vancouver Canucks add some needed grit and a veteran defenceman to help with a playoff run. O’Brien is appartently loosing face with the Canucks Orginization and if they don’t sign him soon, he could be trade bait for others.

To the Chicago Blackhawks
Jamal Mayers
Mikhail Grabovski

To the Toronto Maple Leafs
Jack Skille

The blackhawks have been in the market for a second line center and Grabovski could be that guy. He has skill and with the proper players around him (havlat could be great) he could thrive. The blackhawks also acquire some good grit and third line scoring and
leadership Mayers, something always needed in the playoffs. The leafs get a great prospect in Skille, who has the potential to grow into a great top 6 forward.

thats it. let me know what you think and feel free to revise the trades.


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