Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Trade Deadline

Ranking the Deadline Dealing

Eastern Conference
1. Pittsburgh- Added Hossa. Going for cup!
2. Washington- Added Federov/Huet. Going for Playoffs!
3. Atlanta- Got good young players for Hossa
4. Toronto- Hands tied, but unloaded some extra weight
5. Buffalo- Finally able to get something instead of nothing
6. Tampa Bay- Finally doing hard-work of re-structuring
7. Philadelphia- Had to get some help and grabbed Prospel
8. Carolina- Just a little tweak, but may be enough
9. Montrael- Made the tough decision to go with Price
10. Ottawa- Just added some experience for playoffs
11. NY Rangers- Added some grit for playoff run
12. NJ Devils- Just added some depth on defense
13. NY Islanders- Just some small team shaping
14. Boston- Staying put thinking they can get in
15. Florida- Sorta strange trades. In Neutral.

Western Conference
1. Dallas- Added Richards. Now a threat for cup
2. Colorado- Forsberg, Foote, Salai for push into playoffs
3. San Jose- Hoping Campbell can propel them to deep run
4. Nashville- Gave up almost nothing for role players
5. Detroit- Added Stuart to help defense
6. LA Kings- Got something instead of nothing
7. Anaheim- Got their additions out of retirement
8. Vancouver- Minor trade to stir things up a bit
9. Minnesota- Simon is risky, but didn't give up anything
10. Calgary- Sometimes it's best to stand pat
11. Columbus- Gave up, but at least got some stuff
12. Phoenix- Hard to say, but nothing exciting either way
13. St. Louis- Decided not to make a run for playoffs
14. Chicago- Didn't get anything in their dumps
15. Edmonton- Seems an odd year to do nothing

10 comments:

Aaron Perry said...

Apparently, Kyle Wellwood has asked for a trade. Two thoughts: 1. You have to have people want you to get traded. 2. Give him another shot with a different coach who will certainly be hired next year.

Aaron Perry said...

brian campbell to the sharks. (Tsn.ca) we knew the sharks were after a puck moving d-man--redden and kaberle both refused to waive NTCs. what do you think?

matthew said...

Makes good sense for the Sharks. They get an all star puck-moving d-man for the playoff run and a chance to sign him long term w/o giving up a key player.

From the Sabres point of view, they get 2 young players for a guy they were going to lose anyways which is better than losing him for nothing ala briere/drury.

Aaron Perry said...

my issue with fletcher is that he didn't/couldn't do the job he was brought in to do. you can say his hands were tied--and they were--but everyone knew that when he was hired. he was hired to un-tie them. he couldn't do it.

also, why did he not trade nik antropov? in my opinion, this is the highest value he will ever get. this is his career's best year. should've traded tucker last year (if he'd have gone). i'd have rather traded antropov than kilger, to be honest.

matthew said...

Without having followed the Leafs too much, I see your point. But judging him based only on the deadline day istelf, I'd still say he did a decent job. Better than nothing.

Aaron Perry said...

hahaha....matt, i would have expected that comment from the maple leaf brass: "decent job" means "better than nothing." that's been the problem: anything above complete zero has been acceptable! :)

matthew said...

:) as long as they're in our division I'll be happy to compliment their mediocrity

I Lost You At Hello!!! said...

Carolina is unbeaten since the trade deadline.

Aaron Perry said...

so is toronto.

matthew said...

The Sabres' acquisition is on pace for about 40 goals for the rest of the season!