Time is flying fast, but this week will go by quite slowly. Views on what to expect from teams.
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Annnd, yes, it has been a while since my last off-topic rant. Got one for ye!
From tsn.ca”The Florida Panthers have sent Victor Kozlov to the New Jersey Devils for 23 year-old Christian Berglund and 20 year-old defenceman Victor Uchevatov.
After having a look at the deadline from a team-based point of view in the Buyers and Sellers articles, I’ve decided to look at it now from the players perspectives and determine where I think some of the big name players may be playing after Deadline Day this (March 10th Australia time) March 9th.
TSN had reported that there is some interest being expressd towards Byron Dafoe by John Fergusson Jr. This was seen last night around 11 o’clock on the TSN ticker.
Find out what each team needs going into the playoffs, and what they may give up to get it. Which teams are sellers, and which team are buyers?
Have you been listening to some of these rumours lately? Players that were hardly even looked at are being thrown around in rumours, in packages including top prospects and good round-picks. I’m going to analyze some of the players that aren’t worth much and players that are good but aren’t given enough credit.
To start of with the Overrated Players, I think there are many who are being mentioned in trade talk. Some are good and some are having a good season but will that last?
It seems that with every trade I keep seeing how people are complaining about their General Managers. Now some I agree with. But I would like to rank them, not based on performance necessarily, but how they build a team, and the deals they make. Performance could be due to the coach. Not too many teams win the Cup with a crappy coach. So for Sutter, I am just looking at their front office moves. I am ranking the current 30 too. Some GMs inherited great teams.
With the Western edition completed, its time now to examine who will be the buyers and who will be the sellers out East come this deadline. I’ve noticed the East is a lot wishy-washier than the West, with a lot of uncertainty over teams like the Rangers and Hurricanes as to who will stay and who will go. With Buffalo gaining ground on the Habs and Isles, plus the craziness of the Rangers, the picture of who will buy and who will sell is not always as clear out East.
According to Aftonbladet.
Avalanches top forward Peter Forsberg finaly made up his mind and signed for Swedish team MoDo Örnsköldsvik. The deal starts at the 2004-05 season and the deal does not have a getaway clause and Forsberg is set to make 2million SEK aprox $400.000.
Forsberg whom have raged aganist the harder climate in the NHL does this for two resons…
1. He can no longer stand the NHL.
2. He still have not won the cup with MoDo.
So will we see the Avs start hunting?
OK Ok, yes I know that we are all sick of hearing more talk about Gonchar but you will definitely find this interesting…