Baggedmilk Live Blogs the Trade Deadline ***UPDATED***

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March 05 2014 08:19AM

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It looks like my first order of business at the Nation is to sit on my ass and watch TV for the day. Life is good. Which Oilers will be traded? How many 4th round picks will we collect? No one knows for sure, but I'm "excited" to find out.

What's Happened So Far

Yesterday, MacT took care of the goaltending part of his to do list with a couple of trades. After only 4 months, #BryzNation is no more. Our favourite Russian Space Lord was traded to the Wild for a 4th round pick and I wish him well unless he is playing against the Oilers. MacT followed up the Bryzgalov trade by scoring Viktor Fasth for a 5th rounder in 2014 and a 3rd rounder in 2015.

Fasth still has another year left on his contract at $2.9 million and should make for a solid running mate with our beloved Ben Scrivens. It'll be interesting to see how they battle for ice time down the stretch. WHO COULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT THE OILERS WOULD HAVE BETTER GOALTENDING THAN THE CANUCKS WHEN YESTERDAY STARTED?!!? One thing is for sure, Vancouver sucks at goalies.

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The Likely Candidates

As much as it sucks to say it, Ales Hemsky will likely not be an Oiler when the day is done. I never understood why some people dislike Hemsky so much. He's been a warrior for the Oilers, has played hurt, and was often the best player on a team full of clowns.  The return for Hemsky is likely definitely going to be disappointing and I'll even go so far as to predict a Twitter meltdown when the trade goes down. He scored a beauty goal last night and it bums me out to think about him on another team.

  • baggedmilk's prediction: Ales Hemsky for a 2nd and a 3rd round pick

I'd also be willing to bet Wanye's lunch money that Ryan Smyth will be leaving town again. For Smytty's sake, I hope MacT sends him to a contender for a chance to win the Cup. Personally, I'd like to see him re-signed for another year and finish where he started, but the guy deserves a chance to win. If anyone is down to go cry at the airport with me, just hit me up on Twitter.

  • baggedmilk's prediction: Ryan Smyth for a 4th round pick and my tears

Next up on your ol' pal BM's chopping block is Nick Schultz. The thing that bums me out about trading Nick Schultz is the fact that the Tom Gilbert trade will likely end up as a late round pick. At the time, lots of people were really into the Gilbert trade (I was too) but now it seems like it was all for nothing. Gilbert is having a solid year #FancyStats-wise in Florida (Jonathan Willis, Lowetide, Tyler Dellow etc. can explain) and now it seems like Nick Schultz will be traded for any asset MacT can grab. Seems like a Tambo trade lost, no?

  • baggedmilk's prediction: Nick Schultz for a 6th round pick

Last of my likely moves is another favourite of mine, Ryan Jones.  Jonesy hasn't been the same guy since the eye injury but I'll always love the man with the flow. He gave a lot of effort with not as much skill and he used his carcass to score some goals in his time here. Lots of stats guys disliked him, but luckily I don't know how to math - my guess is that we say so long to the flow today.

  • baggedmilk's prediction: Jonesy for a low pick


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The Gagner/Marcobello Factor

Before the Olympic break, Twitter had Gagner going to the Kings but nothing came from it except getting angry at Kyle Clifford's name. At this point, there's no need to trade Gagner.  He's under contract for a couple more years and he would likely fetch more at the draft. Meanwhile, Marcobello has been lighting things up in OKC and it would seem like he's too good to be playing in the AHL at this point. Can he replace Gagner on the 2nd line? Has Marcobello done enough to make MacT think Gagner is expendable? I can't see it happening right now. In my uneducated opinion, it'll be Marcobello that gets traded today or neither. I think Marcobello deserves a chance in the NHL but I can't see it happening with the Oilers. 

  • baggedmilk's prediction:  Arcobello for a prospect we'll all have to Google after

The Trades

While you're pretending to work, be sure to keep refreshing this article as I'll be posting live updates of Oilers trades as they happen.  Until then, if you disagree with my trade predictions let me know. If you have a prediction of your own, feel free to share so we can all argue about it. Enjoy the trade deadline, friends - workplace productivity be damned.

  • 10:05am - Boston Bruins claims Corey Potter off waivers
  • 10:30am - Ales Hemsky to Ottawa for a 5th round pick (2014) and a 3rd round pick (2015)
  • 10:49am - Former Oiler, Devan Dubnyk has been traded to the Canadiens for future considerations... tough year for Dubnyk
  • 12:23pm - Nick Schultz to Columbus for a 5th round pick **Corrected** -thanks John Shannon

That's all for Oilers trades today. The countdown to the draft lottery begins. 

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#2 Czar
March 05 2014, 08:28AM
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WHO COULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT THE OILERS WOULD HAVE BETTER GOALTENDING THAN THE CANUCKS WHEN YESTERDAY STARTED?!!?

According to the TSN survey 82% believe we have a better tandem than the Nucks. What the he1ls wrong with the other 18%?

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#3 papler
March 05 2014, 08:42AM
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Czar wrote:

WHO COULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT THE OILERS WOULD HAVE BETTER GOALTENDING THAN THE CANUCKS WHEN YESTERDAY STARTED?!!?

According to the TSN survey 82% believe we have a better tandem than the Nucks. What the he1ls wrong with the other 18%?

Nucks fans...

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#4 The Towel Boy
March 05 2014, 08:45AM
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I LOVE YOU, BAGGEDMILK!

*KISSES*

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EDIT: ALSO, BOOOOO JEANSHORTS.

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#5 DisappointedFan
March 05 2014, 08:46AM
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Czar wrote:

WHO COULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT THE OILERS WOULD HAVE BETTER GOALTENDING THAN THE CANUCKS WHEN YESTERDAY STARTED?!!?

According to the TSN survey 82% believe we have a better tandem than the Nucks. What the he1ls wrong with the other 18%?

They're the 'nucks fans who don't want to believe they are about to go into a rebuild...

Welcome to the party Vancouver.

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#6 Rama Lama
March 05 2014, 08:46AM
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I for one do not want to trade Hemsky for a 2nd rounder. Sign the warrior for another two years and trade him later.......everyone knows this guy is a better bet than than most of the players mentioned in trade deals so far.

Mac T will do the right thing today.

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#7 rob
March 05 2014, 08:46AM
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something big is happening today,book it,my guess is ebs or yaks is gone

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#9 Spydyr
March 05 2014, 08:51AM
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It seems like just last week I was lamenting that the team had no NHL calibre goaltending signed for next year.Now they have two.Have to give Mac-T props on this one.

A few more draft picks today a few more contract spots opened up a few more dollars to spend.It is moving forward slowly,finally.

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#10 Spydyr
March 05 2014, 08:52AM
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rob wrote:

something big is happening today,book it,my guess is ebs or yaks is gone

I think you are right just not now.This summer.

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#11 Spydyr
March 05 2014, 08:53AM
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Rama Lama wrote:

I for one do not want to trade Hemsky for a 2nd rounder. Sign the warrior for another two years and trade him later.......everyone knows this guy is a better bet than than most of the players mentioned in trade deals so far.

Mac T will do the right thing today.

Sure but I don't think Hemsky is interested in signing here.

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#12 John Chambers
March 05 2014, 08:55AM
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I'm not going to call you Dad. Even if there's a fire!

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#13 wintoon
March 05 2014, 08:55AM
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I would love to see the Oilers involved in a hockey trade today. While everyone correctly points out that our D is atrocious, we also have a glaring shortcoming at 2C. Would love to see one of these two holes addressed today. Is there a deal to be made with the Isles, Phoenix, Columbus or the Sabres?

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#14 TradeME
March 05 2014, 08:58AM
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Of all the mornings this could happen. My Shaw cable disappeared this morning and of course I can't get ahold of Shaw. Anyone else suffering? No TSN trade center?

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#15 The Towel Boy
March 05 2014, 08:59AM
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I still have trouble wrapping my head around Hemsky for picks being a good thing. Have the Oilers made a reasonable offer to Hemsky? I've been out of the loop for the last few weeks.

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#16 Spydyr
March 05 2014, 08:59AM
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Did shaw go down for anyone else?

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#17 John Chambers
March 05 2014, 08:59AM
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I hope we trade for Tim Thomas, Jaro Halak, and the rights to Kari Takko.

No reason to stop loadin' up on Tenders.

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#18 John Chambers
March 05 2014, 08:59AM
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Lastly I want to see Hemsky end up in San Jose so I can watch him dangle the shit out of Mark Fraser sometime later this season.

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#19 Shaw customer
March 05 2014, 08:59AM
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Me too in Edmonton. Grrrrr

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#20 Spydyr
March 05 2014, 09:00AM
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TradeME wrote:

Of all the mornings this could happen. My Shaw cable disappeared this morning and of course I can't get ahold of Shaw. Anyone else suffering? No TSN trade center?

It went down just now for me

Must be more people effected Shaw's phone is ringing busy

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#21 Alsker
March 05 2014, 09:00AM
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Did shaw go down for anyone else?

Seriously messed up, almost funny.

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#22 Spydyr
March 05 2014, 09:02AM
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Alsker wrote:

Seriously messed up, almost funny.

They must of put the Oilers "Braintrust" in charge of Shaw today.

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#23 EricOG
March 05 2014, 09:06AM
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I plead to the gords that all communications go down untill after the deadline and McT is stuck and has to offer Hemmer another contract.

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#24 Dave
March 05 2014, 09:07AM
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Did the Oilers downfall start when they drafted Gagner? He is just bad Karma. Please Karma gods allow Sam to be traded and release us from the curse.

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#25 rubbertrout
March 05 2014, 09:09AM
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Jason Bonsignore. NSFW Fridays. This is what I turn to you for. Not insight and analysis.

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#26 Spydyr
March 05 2014, 09:12AM
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EricOG wrote:

I plead to the gords that all communications go down untill after the deadline and McT is stuck and has to offer Hemmer another contract.

If they have not already talked contract Mac-T is not doing his due diligence and exploring all his options.

It would also be poor asset management.I'm not party to what is going on but IMO Hemsky wants a change.

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#28 Chambers
March 05 2014, 09:15AM
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Oiler fans must be excited today. This day as well as draft day is what they live for. There season is always over in October.

Sad and have fun as I have always said Oiler fans deserve better!

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#29 Spydyr
March 05 2014, 09:15AM
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If Shaw comes back up for anyone please send a shout out to the rest of us.

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#30 Cody anderson
March 05 2014, 09:21AM
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I think they will get a 4th or 5th out of N Schultz. Hoping to get a descent prospect or a 2nd out of Hemsky. I Would love to see Gagner and a prospect or draft pick traded for a younger top 4 Dman, a vet top 2 Dman, or a power forward.

I like Arcobello better than Gags, but still don't think he is a good fit for a small team. I would be ok with them trading him as well as long as they get a descent prospect or draft pick for him.

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#31 Cody anderson
March 05 2014, 09:22AM
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It would only make sense that Hemsky wants a change. He is not a good fit for a bottom 6 position, and he no longer belongs in our top 6 with Yak and Ebs on the right side.

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#32 Shaw Customer
March 05 2014, 09:24AM
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@ Spyder, I got an email from Shaw saying that they were aware of the problem and were working on it No ETA.

If you have internet access TSN is live streaming Trade Center

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#33 Czar
March 05 2014, 09:24AM
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Rangers trade Callahan to Tampa for St. Louis

1st in 2015 and 2nd this year also going to the Rangers.

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#34 EricOG
March 05 2014, 09:25AM
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Spydyr wrote:

If they have not already talked contract Mac-T is not doing his due diligence and exploring all his options.

It would also be poor asset management.I'm not party to what is going on but IMO Hemsky wants a change.

if that indeed is the case, let us honor him and bid him adieu.. Luv ya Hemmer, hope for the best and win a cup.

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#35 Alsker
March 05 2014, 09:27AM
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Shaws back up

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#36 CdnMaDCoW
March 05 2014, 09:28AM
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If Shaw comes back up for anyone please send a shout out to the rest of us.

Future Shop should be open in a half hour. Pack up your gear and park it in front of one of their mega screens. Im sure they wont mind.

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#37 Spydyr
March 05 2014, 09:28AM
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@ Spyder, I got an email from Shaw saying that they were aware of the problem and were working on it No ETA.

If you have internet access TSN is live streaming Trade Center

Thanks, Shaw is back up for me St.Louis to NY for Callahan 1st and 2nd

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#38 Newj
March 05 2014, 09:31AM
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Czar wrote:

Rangers trade Callahan to Tampa for St. Louis

1st in 2015 and 2nd this year also going to the Rangers.

So JW's prediction of Hemmer going to the big apple isnt tied to Callahan.

I think Hemmer is staying put.

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#39 Doctor Smashy
March 05 2014, 09:31AM
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The writers at TSN really are terrible...

"The Tampa Bay Lightning have traded their leading scorer, Martin St. Louis, to the New York Rangers in exchange for their captain, Ryan Callahan along with a 2015 first-round and a 2014 second-round draft pick."

...sooooo....'along with' St. Louis or 'along with' Callahan? Who gets the picks....?

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#40 Jay
March 05 2014, 09:33AM
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"While you're pretending to work"

Not much different than what I do regularly haha, BRING IT ON TRADE DEADLINE. BRING. IT. ON.

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#41 pkam
March 05 2014, 09:34AM
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Doctor Smashy wrote:

The writers at TSN really are terrible...

"The Tampa Bay Lightning have traded their leading scorer, Martin St. Louis, to the New York Rangers in exchange for their captain, Ryan Callahan along with a 2015 first-round and a 2014 second-round draft pick."

...sooooo....'along with' St. Louis or 'along with' Callahan? Who gets the picks....?

I don't see any problem, picks are from Rangers to Tampa as they are traded along with Ryan Callahan, not along with MSL.

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#42 Czar
March 05 2014, 09:35AM
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Newj wrote:

So JW's prediction of Hemmer going to the big apple isnt tied to Callahan.

I think Hemmer is staying put.

We still might see him go to Phoenix.

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#43 Spydyr
March 05 2014, 09:38AM
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With newly-acquired netminder Viktor Fasth not scheduled to arrive until later this afternoon, Olympic gold medal-winning Team Canada goalie and Edmonton native Shannon Szabados will practice with the ‪#‎Oilers‬ this morning.

I like that.

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#44 Bonvie
March 05 2014, 09:38AM
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Sports net has Colin Wilson listed as trade bait, if he's available MacTavish needs to make this happen. A big 24 year old power forward that is a clear top 6 with us either as a winger or a center.

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#45 Czar
March 05 2014, 09:42AM
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With newly-acquired netminder Viktor Fasth not scheduled to arrive until later this afternoon, Olympic gold medal-winning Team Canada goalie and Edmonton native Shannon Szabados will practice with the ‪#‎Oilers‬ this morning.

I like that.

Saw that too, walking in with Nuge. Good for her!

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#46 They're $hittie
March 05 2014, 09:43AM
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Bonvie wrote:

Sports net has Colin Wilson listed as trade bait, if he's available MacTavish needs to make this happen. A big 24 year old power forward that is a clear top 6 with us either as a winger or a center.

I like Colin Wilson and want him, but he is not a top 6 winger on oilers, Hall, Yak, Eberle, Perron ahead of him.

As for top 6 at center, if Gagner goes the other way yes if not based on point production Gagner may still be the second line center.

But I would like Wilson here for sure.

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#47 Will
March 05 2014, 09:49AM
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Is anyone watching Phoenix fire sale their D? Didn't we want some of these guys? Runblad for a 2nd round pick seems pretty cheap.

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#48 Zarny
March 05 2014, 09:53AM
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Spydyr wrote:

It seems like just last week I was lamenting that the team had no NHL calibre goaltending signed for next year.Now they have two.Have to give Mac-T props on this one.

A few more draft picks today a few more contract spots opened up a few more dollars to spend.It is moving forward slowly,finally.

It was always going to take until the trade deadline to start moving forward. The big deals won't be until the draft or the summer.

That's just how it goes.

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#49 Quicksilver ballet
March 05 2014, 09:54AM
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Still early, but this years Trade deadline hoopala could surpass everyones wildest dreams.

Miller on Friday, Luongo yesterday......nobody is safe it seems.

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#50 Quicksilver ballet
March 05 2014, 09:55AM
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Yzerman trusting his support staff to put together Team Canada this past fall cost him his relationship with Martin St.Louis. That management group pooched it for Steve.

Hemsky probably will go for a disappointing return. Rather telling he'll cut it in the top 6 in Pittsbugh or Detroit but not on the 29th place Oilers. #cursedfranchiseunderLowe

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