March 4th Trade Deadline

Discussion in 'Hockey' started by Babe_Ruth, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    The Hockey Trading Deadline is fast approaching. It's a pretty big event here in Canada, we have a few sports channels that cover the trading deadline for ten hours during the day, they talk about specific trades, the rumours that are going on, and all sorts of interesting hockey related stuff. It's pretty entertaining to watch.

    Now do you believe your team will be sellers or buyers?
     

  2. Millz

    Millz Black 7! Staff Member V.I.P.

    It's a tough call with the St Louis Blues because they are right in the mix of it. In fact, the entire Western Conference has a legit shot to make the playoffs. I know there are rumblings of trading Keith Tkachuk but for now I think the Blues should try and win this year. We got McDonald and Polak back and Chris Mason is the hottest goalie in the league...I'd ride it out.
     
  3. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    The Canadiens will definitely be buyers, they got a good puck moving defenceman already, which as helped him a lot. The power play is on fire lately, and Schneider scored twice since joining the Habs. Now they need to get a good scoring Center, someone like Olli Jokinen would be amazing. But they'll have to give up a lot to get someone like him.
     
  4. Millz

    Millz Black 7! Staff Member V.I.P.

    Why is it that I've heard Alexei Kovalev's name come up in trade rumors?
     
  5. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    Well Kovalev as been inconsistent, and a week ago, he had zero goals in 13 games. You cant have that from your best player.

    Gainey told him to take a small break, so he stayed home for the mini two game road trip against Washington and Pittsburgh. So a lot of teams believed he was on the trading block because of this. Kovalev came back last Saturday, and seemed to be a different player, he scored one goal on a small breakaway, and he got two assists, he seem like the old great Kovalev. So I personally don't think he's on the trading block anymore, and hopefully he can keep it up.
     
  6. Millz

    Millz Black 7! Staff Member V.I.P.

    So I see...that makes sense. Here are some names that have come up on the rumor mill...this was posted on Saturday...

     
  7. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    I believe Lehtonen going to Philadelphia woud help his career, he's a talented goalie, he's just been unlucky because he's been playing with the Thrashers all of his career. But giving up on van Riemsdyk is a big risk, I see this kid having a bright future. I wouldn't mind having Ryan Smyth either, he's a leader and he's very talented, but I much rather have Jokinen to be honest.
     
  8. Turbo

    Turbo Registered Member

    the Rangers need to do something...with coach renney being fired today it leaves the new coach 3 games to do something before the deadline...i think the rangers need to move one of the let down contracts; rozsival, redden or naslund; and bring in a better d-man and/or a solid shooter for drury or gomez to set up.
     
  9. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    I think the Rangers biggest concern is defence, they should try to get Bouwmeester or Kaberle. I know those two players would be pretty expensive to trade for, but that's what they need. They already have good offensive players, they just need to improve on the back end. I knew right away that signing Redden would be a terrible mistake, he's been stinking it up in Ottawa for years.
     
  10. Turbo

    Turbo Registered Member

    i had thought redden might just need a change of scenery but its obvious now that wasn't the case. i think redden for kaberle or bouwmeester could be a possible trade as it'd be a swapping of deals...provided someone will bite on redden as trade bait
     

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