Deadline Predictions – or Facts?

I’ll never claim to have Eklund-like ‘connections’. But, I have some, (and more than the newspaper) lol.

None of these are SURE things. They’re just ‘interior buzz’.

OLLI JOKINEN

Alot of teams could use his power, size and skill up the middle. Not really a loan player, he’ll demand a much higher return than most deadline trades. It’s not as likely that he’ll get traded than the Rumour Mill would lead on. But it will probably happen.

Olli Jokinen –

(to Calgary) for J. Leopold & picks and/or prospects

or

Olli Jokinen –

(to Ottawa) for A. Meszaros & picks and/or prospects

(If D. Hasek’s injury is worse than we know of, this deal with Florida could turn into a blockbuster at the deadline)

Olli Jokinen and Roberto Luongo –

(to Ottawa) for M. Havlat & A. Meszaros & picks and/or prospects (but this is not very likely)

BRENDAN WITT

A sturdy rear-guard. Not much offense in him, but he’s a worthy loan player with quite a few quality years left in him.

Brendan Witt –

(to Nashville or Montreal (if they have secure their spot)) for a 2nd or 3rd round pick in 06 & a quality prospect. Or some mixture of the sort.

JASON ALLISON

Has injury difficulties, but they’re in his past. He’s a point-per-game, gifted playmaker who’s bonuses aren’t THAT unattractive, because he’s still qualified. Plus, he’s not just a loan player, he still has many quality years left.

(if Olli doesn’t land in Calgary)

Jason Allison (with Khavanov or Klee)

(to Calgary) for J. Leopold (maybe with a mid-pick)

or

Jason Allison

(to Boston) for 4th round pick and quality prospect

PHEONIX COYOTES

Will be the most active at the deadline. Selling alot of quality.

Joseph…… gone (to Edm, Ott or Van)

Morris……. gone

Sanderson. gone

Ricci………. gone

THE MAPLE LEAFS

If they get on a hotstreak in their next few games, the Leafs will buy slightly. But don’t expect too much.

John Leclair or Geoff Sanderson or any other aging forward

and

Eric Weinrich or Lyle Odelein or any other aging rearguard.

If they aren’t in good shape in the games before Mar. 9th:

1. JFJ will be fired in or before the offseason. We know the board has told him ‘making the playoffs is a MUST’. And Quinn will also be fired.

2. Listed below are the players that will be be deadline victims in this (most likely) cir*****stance:

Fowards – J. Allison and M. Czerkawski

Defensemen – K. Klee and A. Khavanov

Goalie – E. Belfour

Aki Berg and Nik Antropov will most likely stay and be resigned at about $1.2m a piece.

And don’t expect any ‘big names’ back. Just picks and decent prospects. No Bertuzzi. No Malkin. You crazy trade rumour junkies.

(I’ll post another “Deadline Predictions – or Facts?” if/when I get more info!)


114 Responses to Deadline Predictions – or Facts?

  1. leafs_r_a_joke says:

    i would hardly call that a rumor…….

  2. Marky2Fresh says:

    If I was the canes I’d say McCabe and a 1st round pick for Ladd or Johnson, but thats really it…and even then I’d have to question that trade.

  3. fatsat says:

    Luongo will be part of the Montreal Canadiens next October…

  4. Flyers70 says:

    Players say that sort of thing all the time. They don’t always mean it. And the player can always waive his no trade clause. Think about it; the flip side of what he said would be: “I can’t stand St. Louis. I’d rather play in a real city with better fans.”. How many bridges would he burn if he said something like that?

  5. V3n0m says:

    Nah, the Sens won’t beat the Leafs, since the Leafs won’t be there.

    Trust me, no one wanted Nolan after seeing how he blew up with the Leafs. It’s pretty much a standard rule that if the Leafs land a particular player, he can’t be that great anymore.

  6. V3n0m says:

    A rumor isn’t a trade in progress. It’s speculation. A trade in progress is simply that: a trade in progress.

    A Leaf fan speculating about about a particular player playing for the Leafs is the same as a Sens fan (or a Wings fan, or an Avalanche fan, or a Flyers fans, etc.) speculating about a particular player playing for their team. Some are more ridiculous than others, sure; but, you’re criticizing one instance of it, while defending it in another spot.

  7. dcz28 says:

    if he doesn’t want to be with the Blues anymore all he has to say is he wants to go to a contender to win a cup just like Witt did and Weight also before he got traded and that wont burn any bridges

    He sounds like he really doesn’t want to leave the Blues (maybe because his family if he has one i dont know) but i will be surprised if he does get dealt and i think it would take a pretty good offer since his contract is reasonable for next year

  8. p0k3 says:

    I think one thing is for sure. Joseph is not going to Ottawa. I’m pretty sure he has had enuff of being second to Hasak. He hasn’t forgotten what happened in Detroit.

  9. heater says:

    I just heard a leaf fan on the radio suggest that The Leafs should trade McCabe to Calgary for Phaneuf. HA HA HA.

    YOU MAKE ME SICK WHEN YOU SPEAK MAURICE

  10. hackm says:

    I didn’t say Luongo was going to Ottawa. I said if Luongo is going anywhere… it’s going to be there.

    It could include 1st round picks over the next 2-4 years. It could include some great prospects. I don’t know… And didn’t I say it was unlikely, anyway?

    Settle down.

  11. 92-93 says:

    your probably right about Peca, etc.

    but the hope is that they get a guy like Leopold or even Spacek instead of the guys you mentioned. i guess we’ll see what JFJ has learned on the job these past 2 years and how desperate Calgary is for offense (Tucker or Allison) and Edmonton is for goaltending (Belfour).

  12. Flyaz says:

    Do YOUR research…He gets paid 3.8 in actual salary next year but counts for 5.7 against the cap. Players cap numbers are not what they are making for that given year, it is the total amount of there contract divided by the years of that deal, so although his actual salary is nothing crazy, his cap number is very high.

  13. zdeno_duchesne says:

    haha i was just gonna say somethign to this effect. imagine?

  14. pensfanalltheway6687 says:

    If Patrick made that deal he would deserve to be fired on the spot.

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