I’m going to write this story in the past tense because most of you will read it after the Tampa Bay Game. This is not a bashing of Patrice Brisebois, god knows he gets enough. Its merely an observation and some FACTS!
Its roughly 2 weeks away from the trade deadline and it is time to start weeding out the buyers from the sellers. In the West the playoff race isnt as tight as the East. St.Louis is 8 points out of 8th place which is very tough to come back from in 2 weeks which in my resoning makes them sellers.
So here is a list of those 4 teams UFAs that have trade value
After Saturday’s game in ottawa, it’s clear that we don’t have a shut down line, and secondary scoring.
Montreal needs to make a couple of deals that won’t hurt there current roster and there future.
If I were Gainey I’d look at aquiring 6’5” Michal Handzus from L.A. Handzus has a 3 years “12 millions” remaining on his contrat, however he is a great 2 way centerman. I remember his ”Zussss” days as a Flyer.
The New York Post is speculating that the often moved Mike Comrie may be on the go again before the trade deadline.
The LA Times and Brian Burke are quashing speculation that Peter Forsberg has any intentions to go the Ducks.
Two quick ones.
According to Larry Brooks article in today’s paper, the New York Rangers and Henrik Lundqvist are finalizing a deal that is expected to be six years and $36M. Also, the Rangers are expected to re-sign Avery later in the year.
South Florida news have it that Richard Zednik is still in stable condition after that horrible incident, but that he will be out for the season, therefore Zednik joins Radek Dvorak, Josef Stumpel, and Rosty Olesz, though expected to be back soon, as injured forwards. Just two points behind 3rd seed in the East, the Panthers may make a trade to add forward depth.
We’re coming close to the trade deadline. In a few weaks, NHL teams will not be able to make trades anymore. So now’s the time for many teams to choose. Buyers of sellers? The Minnesota Wild must ask themselves this question. The answer may be easy for many. They’re 1rst in their division and 3rd in the western conference. BUYERS!…..but let’s be honest. Even if they rent a few players, they don’t really have a great chance at the cup.
Yep, you guessed it. The projected top and best prospect for the 2008 Draft has now officially made it known he wants to become a Toronto Maple Leaf….
Apparently having Niedermayer, Pronger and Schneider isn’t enough for the Ducks. They are now targeting and appear to be the frontrunner for Rob Blake! Just disgusting to think about.
The 4th period is one of a few sites reporting that if Blake doesn’t go to the Wings, the Ducks seems like the probable destination.