Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Deadline Deals

-The Edmonton Oilers have dealt Erik Cole to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for Patrick O'Sullivan. Also a second round pick was sent to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Ales Kotalik(My Take: Getting a young sniper like O'Sullivan was a stroke of brilliance for the Oilers and Cole obviously wasn't going to re-sign. I'm not a big fan of Kotalik, an inconsistent player who's saving grace is that he's a shootout specialist, so the jury's out on him)

-The Phoenix Coyotes have acquired Scottie Upshall and a second round pick for tough guy Daniel Carcillo(My Take: Looking at the Coyotes trades today they're obviously trying to build a team on speed which Upshall brings plenty of. And you thought the Flyers were tough before.........)

-The Buffalo Sabres have acquired Dominic Moore for a second round pick.

-The New York Rangers have parted with a second round pick and another conditional pick for Nik Antropov and have dealt Dimitri Kalinin, Nigel Dawes and Petr Prucha for Derek Morris(My Take: The Rangers paid a kings ransom for Morris. They're desperate to make the playoffs obviously)

-The Pittsburgh Penguins have traded for NYI captain Bill Guerin. Heading to the Islanders is a conditional draft pick with the highest level of a 3rd round pick(My Take: Really? Between a third and fifth round pick? With all the insane overpayments? The Islanders got fleeced)

-The Boston Bruins have dealt for Mark Recchi, sending Matt Lashoff and Martin Karsums.(My Take: Now the Bruins best defensive prospect is out the door. They're going for it now folks)

-The Calgary Flames have traded for Olli Jokinen and Jordan Leopold. Matt Lombardi, Brandon Prust, a 1rst round pick are heading to Phoenix. Lawrence Nycholat, prospect Ryan Wilson and a second round pick are going to Colorado for Leopold.(My Take: Obviously Calgary is going for it all next season cause with Jokinen's 5.5 million on the books for next season you can kiss Bertuzzi, Cammalleri and newly acquired Leopold goodbye. But now the Flames are a legit powerhouse for this season.)

-Filip Kuba has re-signed with the Ottawa Senators for 3 years at 3.75 million per season.

-The Ottawa Senators have traded Antoine Vermette to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Pascal Leclaire and a second round pick.(My Take: Ottawa hopes that they've found their goalie of the future although Leclaire comes with major injury question marks. Vermette, who's having a brutal season, is going to try and give the Blue Jackets some scoring depth to help Rick Nash)

-The Toronto Maple Leafs have claimed Martin Gerber off of waivers from the Ottawa Senators as they have shut down Vesa Toskala for the season.

-The Boston Bruins acquire depth defenseman Steve Montador for offensive prospect Petteri Nokelainen.(My Take: So let me get this straight, the Bruins deal their top offensive prospect for a #6-7 defenseman?)

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