Since there’s not much in the way of big names being traded today, I’m left to talk about the questionable moves that the Caps have made today.
7th Round draft pick to the Hurricanes for Scott Walker.
Walker will add some grit and some depth, but the guy gets hurt when the wind blows too hard. Sure the Caps only gave up a 7th roun [...]
The Colorado Avalanche have traded Wojtek Wolski to the Phoenix Coyotes for Peter Mueller and Kevin Porter.
Mueller had really fallen out of favor with Phoenix management lately with an attitude that seemed to say, “I’m not really sure I want to play hockey” Had he not had to clear waivers, he surely would have been sent do [...]
The Ducks pick up some depth on the blue line while Carolina unloads the remaining salary of a soon to be UFA. Ward’s minutes will be replaced by Alexandre Picard who the Canes picked up from Ottawa in the Matt Cullen deal. Carolina also acquires goaltender Justin Pogge who, at one time, was the goaltender of the future for the Maple Le [...]
Okay, so Boston replaces Derek Morris at a slightly lower cap hit possibly opening up some room for another deal later today. Seidenberg will definitely be an upgrade at the point on the PP, and Florida continues to ship out any healthy bodies that they can get a return for.
Nashville aquires Denis Grebeshkov from Edmonton for a 2nd Round Pick:
Nashville acquires a good puck moving defenseman to go along with Ryan Suter and Shea Weber. It will probably lessen the blow of losing Dan Hamhuis. Grebeshkov is an RFA after the season, and there was no way Edmonton was bringing him back so a 2nd round pick was probabl [...]
Happy Trade Deadline Day to everyone in Hockeyland. Hopefully, one of these days, this will be a national holiday both here and in Canada, but until that time, I’ll be here analysing the days deals.
Toronto sends Alexei Ponikarovsky to the Penguins for Luca Caputi and Martin Skoula
Ray Shero continues his yearly shopping trip [...]
Wow, it felt good to be back at the old Igloo after the Olympic break. It felt like I hadn’t watched NHL hockey in months. (No knock on the Olympics intended) The good news is the Pens looked pretty good in their first game back. The team really seemed to play consistently for that elusive “60 minutes”. Now, that is not to say they played [...]
The Penguins picked up a big 6’4″ scoring winger from Toronto Alexei Ponakarovsky tonight for their 8th in line defenseman Martin Skoula who did not dress most of the season and 4th round prospect Luca Caputi. We will have more on this later.
The Philadelphia Flyers announced Tuesday that netminder Ray Emery will be sidelined for the rest of the season with a hip injury.
“Ray Emery will have surgery in the near future to repair his right hip,” said general manager Paul Holmgren in a team statement.
He is suffering from avascular necrosis and will have a bone graft don [...]