Tuesday, February 27, 2007

D-Day has come and gone: Ryan Smyth traded!

The Lightning have acquired F Jason Ward from the Kings in exchange for a 5th round pick.
The Lightning also traded Nikita Alexeev to the Black Hawks in exchange for Karl Stewart and a 6th rounder.

Poor Mike Keenan has been getting zinged all day. The last one:
KEENAN (angrily): "I just don't get why the Panthers didn't sign Bertuzzi when he was healthy."
TSN Panelist: "Because the GM changed, Mike!"

I wouldn't say that the Red Wings 'won' at the deadline. If anything they added major risks to their lineup. These deals do not 'put Detroit over the top'. Bertuzzi is a liability not only physically, but emotionally as well. He is a moody player who can take bonehead penalties at bad times, and he is a floater. Think they'll let him float in Detroit? Hey, Bert, welcome to defence school!

The New Jersey Devils trade defenceman David Hale and a 2007 5th rounder to Calgary for a 2007 3rd round pick.

The official trade for Norstrom is as follows: The Kings send Norstrom, Konstantin Pushkarev, 3rd round pick in 2007, and a 4th round pick in 2007 to the Stars in exchange for Johan Franzen (the other one), Jaroslav Modry, a 1st round pick in 2008, a 2nd rounder in 2007, and a 3rd rounder in 2007.

Funny, Senators GM John Muckler just said to TSN that he didn't think Gary Roberts was worth a 1st round pick. Nice work, John. I guess Oleg Saprykin was the better answer?!

Spector is saying that the Pittsburgh Gazette mentioned that

the Penguins were planning to send a fourth-round draft choice to Florida for defenseman Joel Kwiatkowski and a seventh-rounder to San Jose for minor-league goalie Nolan Schaefer.

The Blues have apparently traded defenceman Dennis Wideman to the Bruins for Brad Boyes. Whoa.

***UPDATE** Ryan Smyth was traded to the Islanders for Ryan O'Marra and the Wizard Robert Nilsson and a 1st round pick.confirmed. O'Marra was a 1st round selectio by the Isles in 2005. With Eerie and Saginaw this season in the OHL, he is scoring at a point-per-game pace.
Robert Nilsson is the son of former Oiler Kent Nilsson. He was the 1st round pick of the Islanders in 2003. He has 45 points in 50 games with the Tigers of the AHL this season.
The GM's are angry, says TSN, because Ryan Smyth was not auctioned off to them and only to New York. I'm sure the Oilers ran out of time trying to sign Smyth before 3:00 est to auction him off.
Poor Kevin Lowe may be butcherd for this, as Smyth was a franchise player and the Oilers were not too far from a playoff spot. Like the TSN guys said, Lowe did not feel Smyth was worth that much. Jeeziz, GM's have a tough job to stay under the cap don't they? His acquisition of 3 first rounders (past/present) was good though.

12:29 RYAN SMYTH HAS BEEN TRADED TO THE ISLANDERS!!! THIS IS WHAT TSN JUST REPORTED. Kevin Lowe just couldn't get a deal done with Ryan Smyth. Unreal. The Islanders are making a go for it.
No more seeing Ryan Smyth crashing the Vancouver crease for a long time!
This rumor was heard from another team by Gord Miller from TSN. It's pretty much done tho. Probably Ryan Smyth for Jason Blake and high picks.

12:27 UPDATE! Norstrom went to the Dallas Stars. Wow. That Dallas back end is absolutely insane.
I still can't believe that nobody picked up Petr Cajanek off waivers today. Cajanek has 34 points in 54 games this season. He must have issues I don't know about.

There is still no reports of anymore deals processed by the NHL office just prior to the deadline.
I don't mind the Leafs' acquisition of Yanic Perrault for the 3rd time. He is he best face-off player in the League over the past few years, he's defensively responsible, and he's familiar with some of the guys in the locker room. Perrault proved his worth by coming into Phoenix and making a serious impact on that team when he first arrived there earlier in the season. He took part in the Allstar Game as a result.

TSN did report that Scott Parker was sent to the Avalanche for an unspecified draft pick

The Kings have apparently traded captain Mattias Norstrom! Edmonton maybe?

Even though the deadline has come and gone, there still could be some announcements of deals that happened just prior.

Ottawa acquired Oleg Saprykin and a late-round draft pick from the Coyotes in exchange for a 2nd rounder



At February 27, 2007 at 1:14 p.m. , Blogger Beaner said...

Wow, and Eklund said Smyth was resigning (e5)

At February 27, 2007 at 1:17 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

e5??? what a pussnuts!!!
I thought for sure Smyth would stay...

At February 27, 2007 at 1:17 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Nobody saw that coming though.

At February 27, 2007 at 1:23 p.m. , Blogger Beaner said...

yeah, said it was a done deal just not announced.....lol, he's getting roasted for it now!

dang, i missed him on sportsnet, i completely forgot until hodge mentioned it.

At February 27, 2007 at 1:26 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

I couldn't tune into Sportnsnet's Video feed. It was fucked up.

At February 27, 2007 at 2:06 p.m. , Blogger Temujin said...

Is Eklund officially nothing now?

Garth Snow just pwned Kevin Lowe.

At February 27, 2007 at 2:25 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

I think that anyone that posts possibilities of trades from their sources is asking to look foolish. So much changes over the course of the day. Deals fall through at the very last minute, sources hear wrong. It's risky to put that kind of info out to the public.
It's easier to post deals that you KNOW are done and have been verified.
For what it's worth, Eklund is subjecting himself to criticism by revealing what he has 'heard.' You'd almost think that if TSN posted live about what their sources were telling them, and put an e-rating on those possibilities, it would almost look just as stupid.
Just my opinion.

At February 27, 2007 at 2:34 p.m. , Anonymous Stink in Rink said...

Holy shite, look at your hit count!! Forget it... it's only temujin logging in every five minutes. j/k

Wish the Canucks could have pulled off a deal for Gelinas...wonder if Nonis tried??

At February 27, 2007 at 2:38 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

I doubt it, Isabella. I think that Nonis went and got exactly what he wanted. He never even stated in the first place that he was looking for a winger.
It seems as though Bulis has checked into the Second Chance Motel in Vancouver. Management doesn't hate him as much as we do!

PS-not hit count, comment count! :)
Thanks, Jin! You make me look good!

At February 27, 2007 at 2:53 p.m. , Blogger Temujin said...

You're probably right, but was Eklund right on anything?

His sources suck my ass.

At February 27, 2007 at 2:54 p.m. , Blogger Temujin said...

Holy shite, look at your hit count!! Forget it... it's only temujin logging in every five minutes. j/k

Ohhhhhhh! Them's fightin' words!

I just want a cut of his profits when he finally sells out and has advertising revenue and media credentials :-)

At February 27, 2007 at 3:05 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

No advertising for me!
Eklund got quite a few things right today. The last one he was right about was the possibility of Hale to Calgary. That was an hour before TSN posted it as done.

At February 27, 2007 at 3:13 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Isabella, have you seen the hit count on the Battle of Alberta since the Smyth trade? 250 comments and counting!

At February 27, 2007 at 3:53 p.m. , Blogger Mike said...

I feel really bad today for Florida fans (what few there are) and Edmonton fans (what few aren't pissed drunk breaking things).

In general, I like what the Flames and Canucks both did. Add guys with minimal loss and sticking to a system. Should be a fun home stretch.

And, try as I may, it's not impossible root for Bertuzzi as a Red Wing. Simply impossible.

At February 27, 2007 at 3:59 p.m. , Blogger Temujin said...

I feel bad for Mark Messier. This whole Ryan Smyth ordeal has really stolen his thunder. Tonight was supposed to be his night!

I can't wait to hear the chorus of boos at Rexall Place. Muahahaha.

At February 27, 2007 at 4:04 p.m. , Blogger Mike said...

Jesus, I can't spell...let me clarify...it's IMPOSSIBLE to root for Bert until he gets out of that uni.

At February 27, 2007 at 4:12 p.m. , Blogger Beaner said...

I thought Isabella was stick in rink???

At February 27, 2007 at 10:44 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

"it's IMPOSSIBLE to root for Bert until he gets out of that uni."

Bert in a Wings jersey is almost blasphemous.
I hope he and the Wings flounder!
Curse them I say!


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