With all the deals that have gone down in the weeks before the trade deadline it makes you think how exciting deadline day is going to be.For example within the last two days Alexi Kovalev, Brian Leetch, Serdei Gonchar and Petr Nedved have switched teams. And in the last couple weeks these are just some examples of the deals in the lastmonth and a half:
Info from Sportsnet: Toronto has picked up Brian Leetch, it will include a combo of picks and a prospect back to New York no details have been issued as of yet. Details soon.
TheFourthPeriod.com reports that the Minnesota Wild have traded 33-year-old Jason Marshall (D) to the San Jose Sharks for a 2004 fifth rounder.
TheFourthPeriod.com has learned that Petr Nedved and Jussi Markkanen have been traded to the Edmonton Oilers. DETAILS TO FOLLOW.
Goalie Valiquette, Helminen, and a 2nd rounder in 2004 to the Rangers.
With all the trades that have happened before the deadline this year, it’s always fun to look at who won which trades. These are all the major trades that have taken place so far this year and the winners of each trade.
Here we go with more rumors, but now that the Leafs are not acquiring the services of Gonchar, they have apparantly turned their focus towards Leetch. The Fan 590 reported at 3 pm today that the leafs are in heavy talks with the Rangers for Leetch. Specific details are not available in terms of players, but they are reporting that it would be non roster players and high draft picks.
Despite the St. Louis Blues management coming out and saying that they might as well fold the franchise if they trade Chris Pronger, the rumor that he might be on the move seems to live on.
The New York Rangers likely aren’t going to get the opportunity to interview Joel Quenneville for their head coaching position for next season.
TSN is now reporting that Gonchar has been traded to the bruins. This is their story:
After shipping out Jaromir Jagr, Peter Bondra and Robert Lang, the Washington Capitals have dumped some more salary – this time off their own blueline – sending defenceman Sergei Gonchar to the Boston Bruins in exchange for either two players and a draft pick or two draft picks and one player, TSN has learned.