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Hey guys, this is part 7 of Trade Wars: Habsguy26 vs HF101. Please vote on the above trades and comment to tell us what kind of job we're doing! Its getting narrower and narrower as we go by and the end is near. So far, we have 8 of the needed 15 deals completed. They are as follows:
New York Rangers trade:
Wojtek Wolski, Artem Anisimov, Dan Girardi and a conditional 2012 1st round pick
(if the Rangers make it to the Eastern Conference Finals)
To the Calgary Flames for:
Vancouver Canucks trade
To the Florida Panthers for
Scott Clemmenson, Rasmus Bengtsson, Nick Bjugstad and Florida's 1st round pick in 2012
Buffalo Sabres trade:
Paul Gaustad, Patrick Kaleta, Andrej Sekera and a 2012 2nd round pick
to the Chicago Blackhawks for
Brandon Pirri, Kyle Beach, Nick Leddy and Andrew Shaw
Philadelphia Flyers trade
James Van Riemsdyke, Jody Shelley, Marc-Andre Bourdon and a 2012 2nd round draft pick
To the Los Angeles Kings for:
Jack Johnson, Trent Hunter and Thomas Hickey
Nashville Predators trade
Ryan Suter and Chet Pickard
To the Pittsburgh Penguins for
Paul Martin and Tyler Kennedy
The Toronto Maple Leafs offer:
Clarke MacArthur, Tyler Bozak and a 2012 1st round pick
to The Columbus Blue Jackets for
and the latest trades...
The Minnesota Wild trade:
To the Tampa Bay Lightening for
Teddy Purcell and Carter Aston
The Detroit Red Wings trade:
Petr Mrazek, Landon Ferraro and a 2012 3rd round pick
to Winnipeg Jets for
Johnny Oduya and Chris Mason
I love these two trades. The Lightning acquire the goalie they need to make them an elite team at a little cost, and Winnipeg gets 2 great prospects for some veteran rentals.
Harding would be the Lightning's franchise goalie for the next 7 years or so, and I'll take this deal any day of the week. He hasn't had a real chance to start, but with Tampa, Harding will be the undisputed #1. In Tampa, we are deep in forwards with Stamkos, St.Louis, Lecavalier, Downie, Malone and now Connolly taking Purcell's spot rounding out the top 6, so his loss is not very big. Carter Ashton is the main piece going back to Minnesota in my eyes. He is a decent prospect (here is is prospect report ---> http://www.hockeysfu...s/carter_ashton) but we have two good prospects by the names of Richard Panik and Vladislav Namestnikov who make the loss not as painful.
Going to Detroit will be Johnny Oduya and Chris Mason, to solidify their lineups come this spring. Oduya was a staple in the New Jersey defence that won a few championships and will bring a good presence to Detroit and Chris Mason is a better back up than Ty Conklin/Joey MacDonald. Winnipeg receives a top-tier goalie prospect in Petr Mrazek, and a future second line centre in Landon Ferraro. This is definitely a rental trade, as we in Winnipeg will probably be selling come February 27th.
Now to discuss the other trades proposed by HF101 in his latest entry...
The Phoenix Coyotes offer:
Ray Whitney and a second round pick
To the Boston Bruins for
Offer Declined: I initially accepted this offer, but upon further examination I decided to decline. Caron is among our best prospects here in Boston and is already fitting nicely with our team in Boston. Ray Whitney would be a good addition for Boston to help us push deeper into the play offs, which is why I am going to counter offer.
Boston Bruins offer:
Jamie Arniel and a 2012 3rd round pick
to The Phoenix Coyotes for
Ray Whitney and a conditional 2012 2nd round pick (if Phoenix makes the playoffs)
This trade is better for both organizations in my opinion. Phoenix acquires a young, versatile prospect in Jamie Arniel ( here is his prospect profile ---> http://www.hockeysfuture.com/prospects/jamie_arniel) while we receive Whitney and an unlikely pick. Plus Phoenix gets a guaranteed 3rd rounder.
The Colorado Avalanche offer:
To the New York Islanders for
Milan Jurcina plus a conditional fifth round pick in the 2012 round draft (if Jurcina doesn't sign with the Avalanche)
Offer declined: Right now, I feel that Kevin Porter doesn't fit into the plans of the Islanders. We are looking to make the playoffs, and acquiring a prospect for a depth defenceman doesn't really make sense for us. Plus, I have plans for Colorado that I will address in my offer from Carolina.
The Dallas Stars offer:
To the Carolina Hurricanes for
Offer declined: I am declining this offer for 2 reasons: 1) Vincour is a decent prospect, but we don't feel he enough is worth Ruutu. and 2) We feel Ruutu would be a better fit for Colorado and I will address that in my offer to them later on in the blog.
The San Jose Sharks offer:
Jamie McGinn and a Fourth Round pick in the 2012 draft
To the Montreal Candiens for
Offer declined: We are going to respectfully decline this trade because we feel that Travis Moen fits into our future plans and we wish to resign him in the summer. McGinn may be too good to pass up though, which is why I am going to propose another offer to HF since he appears to be interested in trading him.
The Anaheim Duck offer:
Saku Koivu and a third round conditional pick (if the Capitals do not play in the conference finals)
To the Washington Capitals for
Offer declined: I believe that the Washington Capitals have greater needs than Koivu and we address those needs in the offer to Edmonton
The Minnesota Wild offer:
To the Tampa Bay Lightening for
Teddy Purcell and Carter Aston
Offer was accepted earlier in the blog
Now to send my offers out to HF101......
The New Jersey Devils offer:
Vladimir Zharkov and a 2012 4th round pick
to The Dallas Stars for
In Vladimir Zharkov, Dallas receives a good, two way NHL ready prospect who can play the power play and penalty kill ( here is his prospect profile ---> http://www.hockeysfu...ladimir_zharkov ) and would probably be ready to play for the Stars now. On our end of the deal, Jersey receives a defenceman who has had a solid bounce back season after playing on loan for Hershey last season. This would be Souray's second stint as the Devils, as they drafted him back in 1994. New Jersey could use him because we absolutely need to generate as much play off revenue as possible, and Souray would help us push further.
The Carolina Hurricanes offer:
Tuomo Ruutu and Bryan Allen
to The Colorado Avalanche for
Joey Hishon, Cameron Gaunce and Tyson Barrie
Colorado will receive this years' cream of the crop when it comes to the trade deadline. Tuomo Ruutu would definitely help Colorado score a few goals and should Duchene or Statsny go down, Ruutu would be there to pick up the pieces. This year, Ruutu has 17 goals and 30 points, which would be good for 4th on Colorado. Additionally, Colorado would receive a very good depth defenceman Bryan Allen and would be capable of playing on Colorado's 2nd pairing with Jan Hejda. On our side, we receive 3 good prospects in Hishon, (http://www.hockeysfu...cts/joey_hishon) Gaunce, (http://www.hockeysfu.../cameron_gaunce) and Barrie (http://www.hockeysfu...ts/tyson_barrie). This move definitely puts Carolina in a great position heading forward and gives Colorado a good chance to go deep into the play offs.
The Montreal Canadiens offer:
Andrei Kostitsyn, Hal Gill, Yannick Weber and a 2012 2nd round pick
To the San Jose Sharks for
Jamie McGinn and Marc-Edouard Vlasic
I really like Jamie McGinn and I think he is a great young forward who will score some goals, get into the gritty areas and drop the gloves occasionally. Marc-Edouard Vlasic is a key defenceman and would help the Habs tremendously. He is also french! Going to San Jose, will be consistent 20 goal scorer Andrei Kostitsyn (UFA), penalty killing defender Hal Gill (who is one of the reasons why the Habs penalty kill is one of the best in the league, also a UFA), a young, puck moving defenceman in Yannick Weber and a guaranteed 2nd round pick, which will probably end up being 31-39th overall. I think this is a good deal for both teams.
The Ottawa Senators offer:
To the Anaheim Ducks for:
A one for one deal. Straight up. Ducks get the depth defenceman they need to make a push and Ottawa gets Jason Blake, a veteran that would help balance the top 9. This deal also allows for some of Ottawa's younger defencemen like Jared Cowen or Brian Lee to step up and take a larger role on the team. I think this is a fair offer for both sides.
The Washington Capitals offer:
Jeff Schultz, Mike Knuble, Braden Holtby, and a 2012 1st round pick (Colorado)
To the Edmonton Oilers for
Ales Hemsky, Magnus Paargarvi-Svensson and Cam Barker
Saved the big one for last. Edmonton gets Jeff Schultz, a guy who is capable of playing a 20 minute, mistake free hockey game, a power forward still capable of 20 goals, a future number one tender, and a top 15 pick for Ales Hemsky, someone who could benefit from playing with Ovechkin and Backstrom, or even Brooks Laich and Johansonn, a young forward in Svensson whose stock is dropping and Cam Barker, a former top 3 pick who hasn't lived up to any of the hype at all. But obviously, the main piece here is Hemsky, who I believe could have an 80 point season if he played 82 games with Ovechkin. This trade benefits both teams.
Okay guys there you have it. Part 7. HF will likely get part 8 up as soon as the end of this week, as we want to finish this before the deadline. Its getting narrow so the trades are becoming easier. Anyways, see you later, and happy hockey! Don't forget to leave a comment and vote on the two latest deals, we need your feedback!
P.S Hope you guys had a special Valentines Day and got to spend it with someone special