Hrdina to the Grand Canyon

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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.

Senators acquire Smolinski

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.

Slats makes another steal

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Nw York Rangers acquired Anson Carter and Ales Pisa from the Edmonton Oilers for Radek Dvorak and Cory Cross.

WHAT A STEAL!!!!!!!

Val Bure Singing Blues, so should the Blues fans!

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Florida Panthers traded Valeri Bure for highly touted prospect Mike Van Ryn.

Battaglia to the Avalanche

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Avalanche traded Radim Vrbata to the Carolian Hurricanes for Bates Battaglia.

Wayne Primeau to Sharks for Bradley

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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.

Schneider to Red Wings

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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.

It's Deadline Day, and the Panthers looking to Sign UFA?

With the trade deadline today at 3 p.m., Panthers General Manager Rick Dudley spent most of Monday on the phone.

New Jersey Making A Big Move???

Here’s a rumor I heard yesterday that simply won’t go away…

Damphousse Stays a Shark, most likely

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Tuesday, March 11, 2003
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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.

Malakhov, Poti Available?

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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).

Devils Acquire Smehlik, Marshall

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

Here's The Update On Gilmour

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…

Amonte Stolen by the Flyers

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:

Isle's Acquire Robitaille from….

THE PENGUINS!!!!

3/9/2003

The New York Islanders have acquired Pittsburgh Penguins forward Randy Robitaille in exchange for a fifth round draft pick in 2003.

Robitaille, 28, has played in 41 games this season with the Penguins, recording 17 points (5+12) and eight penalty minutes.

The 5’11” and 196 pound native of Ottawa, Ontario has played in 239 career NHL games, with Boston, Nashville, Los Angeles and Pittsburgh, recording 107 points (39+68) and 63 penalty minutes.

Robitaille was acquired by the Penguins off waivers from Los Angeles on January 4, 2002.

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I Know We're Getting Sick Of It…But We Have To Know Whats Goin On

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The San Jose Sharks are clearing the deck and rugged LWinger Scott Thornton appears to be the next to go….

Flyers Acquire Lapointe

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The Philadelphia Flyers have acquired veteran forward Claude Lapointe from the New York Islanders in exchange for the Islanders’ 5th round pick

Leafs acquire Wesley from Hurricanes

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(tsn.ca) – The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired defenceman Glen Wesley from the Carolina Hurricanes, TSN has learned.

Coyotes acquire Ference from Panthers

TSN.ca – The Phoenix Coyotes have sent forward Darcy Hordichuk and a second round pick to Florida for defenceman Brad Ference.

Not your average survey.

So what would you rather have…a new Ferrari or sex with a supermodel? For a million (tax free) dollars would you kiss a member of the same sex on the lips? How many of us have had these dumb conversations? All of us! So why not take these and parlay it into hockey terms?

I’m gonna throw out a few questions, answer honestly, maybe we’ll learn a little bit about each other, maybe we’ll be really creeped out by each other, maybe you’ll all think I’m a big dope!

Here goes…