Rheaume to Devils

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Thrashers traded veteran forward Pascal Rheaume to the New Jersey Devils on Monday for a conditional choice in the 2004 NHL entry draft.

Rheaume, who began his seven-year NHL career with New Jersey, has four goals, nine assists and 24 penalty minutes in 56 games this season. For his career, he has 34 goals and 48 assists in 242 games with New Jersey, St. Louis and Atlanta.

Not big, I’ll grant you. But at least a real trade to report.

16 Responses to Rheaume to Devils

  1. Sands says:

    I truly believe that after all these small deals a bigger deal is always on it’s way to happen……The Devil’s are going to make a big deal soon…. That’s my take on this.

  2. mikster says:

    Hmm, Guolla, Darby, Steve Kariya, Rheaume….

    All for their farm system basically since it lacks depth.

    Lou needs to start doing his sharp drafting again since he has traded youth, and probably will again this season, in recent years.

  3. cwhockey says:

    From what I’ve seen, Rheaume can be valuable on their penalty kill. I know the Devils are the best defense and Rheaume comes from one of the worst defenses. But he is very effective on the PK and not afraid to attack it if given the chance. Don’t be surprised if he gets that chance with NJ.

  4. Aetherial says:

    Where is evidential history to back this theory up?

  5. mikster says:

    He might get some PK time…but that’s just about it.

  6. MantaRay says:

    As a Devil fan I agree with you. There will be a bigger deal coming. We have alot of spare parts to give to for a sniper without sacrificing our starting squad.

  7. WeStSiDe says:

    Shit parts may I add.. There is a reason they are spare…

  8. MattNJD says:

    At first I thought that this might be leading to a bigger trade, but now after really thinking about it I don’t. Here my reasoning. First off, the injury bug seems to have taken a liking to biting Devils. The Bryin injury is hurting the Devils more than the common fan would imagine. He’s done (most likely) for the rest of the year includeing play-offs. Rheaume is an insurence plan IN CASE Madden were to get hurt and a way to help compensate for Brylin being done. Second, look at Lou’s past. In the past he has picked up vet centers like Peter Zezel, and Bobby Corkum JUST for playoff dept. I honestly think thats all this move is. A playoff dept move. I guess time will tell 🙂

  9. betelgeuse says:

    who’s going to be the beneficiary of this trade for Atlanta? they don’t get a warm body back so a player will presumably be called up to fill the third or fourth line wing. Any guesses?

  10. cwhockey says:

    Agreed. With the Devils lineup, he will most likely be a depth player.

    But I’m not of the assumption that NJ got him to help their farm team. Can’t really see why a team would do that, so he will see time with the Devils. How much I can’t say.

  11. cwhockey says:

    Atlanta originally got Rheaume off waivers. To eventually get anything for him is to their advantage, allbeit a draft pick.

    Thrashers called up Mark Hartigan from their AHL team. He’s a more offensive player than Rheaume, and could very well be stuck on the second line. Can’t say for sure until he plays; Hartley is a bit unpredictable in where he puts his players.

  12. Sands says:

    Every time the Rangers made a big deal… they always made small deals right before it. Before Mirnov was traded here for our 4th round pick…. The Rangers traded some unknown guy for a 9th round pick… so they would still have some pick’s in the draft….. They did this with a lot of deals they made.

  13. mikster says:

    Yeah but they can get someone on the deadline who is better than Pascal for the 4th line.

    Pascal didn’t do much at all tonight.

  14. cwhockey says:

    Probably. I’m not all that up on 4th line players and what they could do with a new team. You never know.

  15. amok says:

    Aww… I thought this was a Manone Rheaume deal.

  16. swedishvoice says:

    Before the Devils made the trade for Niewy and Langenbrunner, they picked up Kaminsky.

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