In January there was a big 3 team trade between Ottawa, NY Islanders, and the Toronto Maple Leafs. I may be missing one or 2 players involved but the meat of it was:
Otttawa –> Redden (From NYI), Damian Rhodes (Goalie from TO)
NY Isles –> Berard (From Ott), *Can't remember but it was a prospect from Toronto (Maybe… Ken Belanger not sure).
Toronto –> Kirk Muller (From NYI), Don Beaupre (From Ott)
After that trade and with Jacques Martin behind the bench Ottawa turned themselves around, although they finished in last place that season again, they won alot more game in the 2nd half of the season and were often competitive most nights at least instead of pushovers like they were before.]]>
With those kind of picks going out, I'm not sure what Minni was thinking when trading Manny Fernandez. Maybe they were willing to trade him for a bag of pucks cuz of backstrom. His return was a 4th rounder and Peter Kalus who has got 5 points in 9 games so far this season. I personally don't know too much about him. Maybe also cuz of his 4.5 million price tag.
I'm happy with either of the first two deals. Teams that are desarate for goaltending will give away lots. In Toronto's case, for someone who could have walked away at the end of the season lol.]]>