San Jose Sharks centre Vincent Damphousse reportedly vetoed a trade that would’ve seen him become a Vancouver Canuck, several sources in both San Jose and Vancouver reported Tuesday.
Earlier in the day, Canucks GM Brian Burke claimed he had a “much bigger” deal (in comparison to the Brad May deal) worked out for an unidentified player, but it fell through.
Reasons why Burke didn’t make a big trade.
-need more prospects
-great draft this year
-didn’t want to mess up the chemistry.
-Save money for resigning players like Cloutier etc.
-save money to sign ufa’s.
-he believes in the team that he has. he knows that they are a stanley cup contender without making any trades.
First of all, I really appreciate all the messages and compliments I received for posting the trades. But, I would like to give credit to TSN.ca, they did an awesome job. TFP was very useful, helpful, and I would like to congratulate them for getting the Gilmour story up first. Also, Sportsnet.ca was helpful.
However, no one deserves bigger credit than Trademan. Never forget that he created this masterpiece of a site. Where would you be without it? Don’t thank me, thank him!
Also, HTR hit a record today. At one point, 1200 people were on the site all at once. Also, I kept this stat: 5308 members on 3.4.03 and on 3.11.03, HTR has 5432, and counting. Awesome!
Anyway, let’s take a look at this D-Day.
www.thefourhtperiod.com reports that Shawn McEarchen has signed a multi year extension. Click for more…
Isle’s trade Chris Osgood and an 03 3rd round pick to the St. Louis Blues for Justin Papineau and 03 2nd round pick.
Capitals acquire Berezin for a 03 4th rounder.
Rob Neidermeyer to the Duck for prospect Commodore, and JF Damphousse (both former Devs).
Dan McGillis traded from the San Jose Sharks to the Boston Bruins for a 2nd round pick. (He is not even worth that).
MacAmmond back to the Flames for a 5th rounder.
I am traded to the Penguins. No, Micki Dupont and Mattias Johansson are Penguins now, and going to the Flames is Shean Donovan.
Brad May traded to the Canucks for a 2nd or 3rd round pick.
The Penguins traded Ian Moran to the Boston Bruins for a 4th round pick in 2003.
The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired Blackhawks defenseman Phil Housely for a 4th and 9th round pick.
Penguins trade Marc Bergevin to the Lightning for Brian Holzinger.
TFP.com confirm that Doug Gilmour is a Maple Leaf for a conditional pick.
TSN.ca reports that Steve Thomas was acquired from the Mighty Ducks in exchange for a 5th rounder.
TSN.ca reports that the Oilers have traded Janne Niinima, a 2nd, and 4th round pick to the New York Islanders for Brad Isbister and Raffi Torres.
The Penguins have traded Jan Hrdina and Francois Leroux to the Phonix Coyotes for former Flyer Gullieme Lefebvre, Ramzi Abid, and Dan Focht.
Now the Amonte trade looks better.
The Senators acquired Smolinski from the LA Kings for undisclosed player, more details to follow but i am out to lunch right now. Trademan, take over if you can.
Nw York Rangers acquired Anson Carter and Ales Pisa from the Edmonton Oilers for Radek Dvorak and Cory Cross.
WHAT A STEAL!!!!!!!
Florida Panthers traded Valeri Bure for highly touted prospect Mike Van Ryn.
Avalanche traded Radim Vrbata to the Carolian Hurricanes for Bates Battaglia.
Wayne Primeau of the Pittsburgh Penguins traded to the San Jose Sharks for Matt Bradley.
No biggie, but it could be a start for a bigger deal from the Sharks.
Red Wings acquired LA Kings defenseman Metthieu Schneider for Sean Avery and Maxim Kuznetsov, a 2003 1st rounder draft pick and 2nd round pick in 2004.
My take: Horrible trade for the Red Wings, horrible. I wouldn’t even trade a 1st round pick for Schneider.
With the trade deadline today at 3 p.m., Panthers General Manager Rick Dudley spent most of Monday on the phone.
Here’s a rumor I heard yesterday that simply won’t go away…
Tuesday, March 11, 2003
The Fourth Period –
Published reports indicate that San Jose Sharks veteran Vincent Damphousse will not be traded to the Colorado Avalanche, and likely will stay with the Sharks. The Avs and Sharks had reportedly agreed to a trade that would have seen Damphousse in Denver. The problem arose when the Avs wanted Damphousse to restructure his contract, which has a player option for next year at $4 million. Apparently Colorado wanted Damphousse to reduce the salary to around $3 million for next year but the player refused.
The New York Post has NHL Team Officials saying that the Rangers are “dangling” defensemen Tom Poti and Vladimir Malakhov to land a much needed left-winger, maybe Miro Satan or Petr Bondra.
My take: I don’t think Poti will be dealt, but it is a possibility. He hasn’t done badly this season, but he couldn’t make Leetch look old. His contract is up this year, possible trade can occur. TFP.com also speaks about the Rangers landing Miro Satan.
The Post then mentioned that the defensive gap would be filled by Janne Niinimaa. Another possibility could be Jason Smith (contract is up this season).
This is quite funny. I could not log on to the site for the whole day until tonight. So, I was expecting so many submitted articles about the trades and I saw all trade stories submitted except for any of them from the Devils.
Either the Devils fans are actually following orders that the staff will take care of the stories, that the other fans would submit the stories, or no one just cares about anything the Devils do!
Anyway, the Devils acquired defenseman Richard Smehlik from the Atlanta Thrashers and Grant Marshall from the Columbus Blue Jackets. Conditionals and 4th round picks were sent in return.
Smehlik is a great addition to the Devils, fits in perfectly and talk about a d-man who knows what the playoffs are like with a world class goalie. Marshall is a 4th line gritty player, and a much needed one for a Devils team that is small and not tough.
In the end, this defines key playoff trade coming up next for the Devils
What’s goin’ on with Doug Gilmour??? TSN.ca is reporting that Dallas are on the verge of landing him, and that the Toronto Maple Leafs are also interested. But here is what’s exactly goin’ on…
The Philadelphia FLyers acquired Coyote Tony Amonte for only Guillaume Lefebvre, Atlanta’s third-round pick this year (previously acquired) and Philadelphia’s second-round pick in 2004 reports tsn.ca.
Not much else to say but here is my quick take: