Friday, March 10, 2006

Hockey Trader

One of the most fun (for the fans) day on the hockey calendar – the NHL trade deadline day – came and went today. My fave team, the Edmonton Oilers, went out and got goalie Dwayne Roloson and then went out and got goal scorer Sergei Samsonov. Couldn’t believe that second trade. Way to go Kevin Lowe.

What the heck are the Boston Bruins doing? First they trade Joe Thornton for less than market value (he’s what – second in league scoring now in San Jose?), and now they trade Samsonov? I’m glad Edmonton got him, but if you’re a ticket buyer in Boston, who are you going to pay to see – Thornton feeding Samsonov the puck, or Marty Reasoner passing to Marco Sturm? Yeah, that’s what I thought…

Kudos to the GM in Vancouver – he went out and got several decent defenseman and a backup goalie and barely gave up anything. Nicely done.

And the other big deal from the day before, Jose Theodore for David Aebischer. I’m surprised at that deal. If Theodore ever bounces back, and maybe some new scenery will do that, this will look like a steal for Colorado. If he tanks or plays like he has lately, it’s going to hurt them. Should be fun to watch.

And finally, the Maple Laughs really didn’t do anything. They traded Ken Klee for a prospect, then traded a draft pick for Luke Richardson. Luke Richardson?! He’s still playing? So basically it’s Klee for Richardson, and that’s not an improvement. This team isn’t going to make the playoffs as is, and they didn’t do anything to help themselves. I’m still waiting to see John Ferguson Jr. do something – anything – worthwhile as a GM in Toronto.

So, now that that’s over, it’s the march to the playoffs. Should be a good run…

Comments on "Hockey Trader"


Blogger Kris said ... (March 14, 2006 12:36 PM) : 

The stupidest thing the Bruins could have done was trading Samsonov. What the hell are they on??? Well, anyways, glad to see your favoritest-favorite team got him. Have fun!


Blogger Eaglewing said ... (March 14, 2006 2:49 PM) : 

Thanks. Yeah, nobody knows what's going on in Beantown...


post a comment