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.
With the CBA coming in the off-season and an expected drop in season ticket subscriptions, the Islanders yeterday announced a novel idea to get fans both new and old to subscribe to next season. That is, buy seaon tickets for next year at this year’s rates and the first two round of playoffs are FREE. If for some reason the Isles don’t make the playoffs, the next time the Isles make the playoffs, those fans would receive free tickets. And in case fans pay for their tickets and there is a work stoppage, fans will be 100% reimbursed + 2% interest for all missed games.
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have acquired defenseman Nathan Dempsey from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a fourth-round selection in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft and future considerations, Kings Senior Vice President/General Manager Dave Taylor announced today.
Bob Gainey made a big move, folks!! Tonight he obtained Right Winger Alexei Kovalev from the New York Rangers in his quest for playoff success.
Alright, what have they proven to anyone as of late? Well they score 7 goals against Phoenix and well everyone gets excited… They have the opportunity to make a dint in the playoff race and then blow games against teams there fighting with.
The latest on the Avs, Devils, Rangers, Blues, Islanders, Leafs, and Sabers….
The Montréal Canadiens are considered as one of the top prospect loaded team in the league, to make a big deal we’ll have to part with some of them…
As of right now, it is reported that the Washington Capitals are only in talks with the Colorado Avalanche at trading Olaf Kolzig to them. So far the only stumbling block is how much of Olaf Kolzig’s contract Washington is willing to pick up over the remaining 2 years.
There have been rumors floating around (on this site) about the canadiens being interested in Carolina forward Jeff O’Neill. I feel If habs GM Bob Gainey is indeed interested in O’Neill that he should follow through.
As per Keith Jones reporting on CSN (Philly’s sports channel)
Rangers D-Man Brian Leetch might be heading to either the Flyers or the Bruins.
What it would come down to is who wins the “bidding war” between the two teams…
As a Flyers fan, I say everybody is “fair game” except Pitkanen, Carter, and Richards.
Philly does have a lot of quality prospects in the system.
Caps D-Man Sergei Gonchar most likely will be heading to Colorado! (The Av’s always seem to get a significant deal done before the deadline each year!)
Al Morganti also was quoted as a “source” for this article… (Al is also a sports talk show host on “610 WIP”)
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?