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

baggedmilk
March 05 2014 08:19AM

BaggedmilkComesToTown

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.

Anyway...

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


Hemsky feb


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. 

94ea28cbbd0f9fe4153692bb3e38b40c
Twitter tyrant for @OilersNation - Resident Jackass - Poor vessel for carrying milk. Follow me on twitter (@jsbmbaggedmilk) - Instagram (@himynameisbaggedmilk) or email me at baggedmilk@oilersnation.com.
Avatar
#201 Blucifer Copperballs
March 05 2014, 01:10PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
5
cheers

Trade Day Winners??: I think Boston got deeper on the blue line and LA did good with Gaborik and their picks.

Avatar
#202 BobbyCanuck
March 05 2014, 01:10PM
Trash it!
8
trashes
Cheers
27
cheers
Dave wrote:

I wonder how much salary Oilers have to eat if they Trade Gagner.

I would estimate around $6 Million

Avatar
#203 Zarny
March 05 2014, 01:14PM
Trash it!
2
trashes
Cheers
2
cheers
pkam wrote:

Gagner isn't a FA this year. What happen to Vanek and Moulson? Vanek isn't going to re-sign with Islanders and Moulson probably won't re-sign with Sabres. What are they waiting?

That is the $1,000,000 question.

Gotta think if Snow doesn't move them he's gone.

Either 2 teams are bidding against each other down to the last minute or Snow's asking price is too high b/c both would clearly help a contender.

Avatar
#204 The Last Big Bear
March 05 2014, 01:14PM
Trash it!
20
trashes
Cheers
8
cheers

You know what the Oilers really needed to do to finish this season?

To throw in the towel again.

It was extremely important to further reinforce the habit of tanking down the stretch, to get some minimal improvement in draft position (in this case by trading away contributing players for a couple of throw-away draft picks).

This is a team that habitually just doesn't quit, and management made the right decision by once again giving up on the season, and making it clear to the team that they're giving up on the season.

Again.

I mean, what does the team need more, a clear mandate from management that it's time to put a stop to the culture of tanking? Or a 5th rounder or two?

I think we all know the answer to that.

See you all at the draft lottery party.

Avatar
#205 Johnnydapunk
March 05 2014, 01:16PM
Trash it!
2
trashes
Cheers
18
cheers
Blucifer Copperballs wrote:

They got back the picks they gave up to get Fasth. We basically traded Hemsky for Fasth.

I never saw it that way and I actually feel even better about it. Fasth for Hemsky is not bad at all, and if the Oil wanted, they could even resign Hemsky (not suggesting they should by any means, but the option is still there)

Avatar
#206 Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty)
March 05 2014, 01:18PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
4
cheers

Legwand to Detroit.

Avatar
#207 Noooo!!!
March 05 2014, 01:20PM
Trash it!
29
trashes
Cheers
29
cheers

Couldn't sell Smyth for bag of pucks....there's a surprise. Please,please, let him retire in 19 mores games. He is a thing of the PAST.

And before ON sentimentalists try and whine about what used to be, how did you all enjoy that hooking penalty with less than a minute left in last nights game? How did Mighty Smytty look there? Did you all remember him crying at the airport then, or were you critical of a lazy play like any sane fan would?

He was tired, he stayed on the ice too long, and he didn't have the speed or energy to get back. Because of that he tried to cheat the lost step and hook.That doesn't even take into account that he was 110 feet away from his own goal when he made that decision. He could have easily cost us the game. Anybody else does that, ON is calling for blood.

BRUTAL.

Avatar
#208 Bandwagon jumper
March 05 2014, 01:25PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
1
cheers

Vanek to Montreal?

Avatar
#209 Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty)
March 05 2014, 01:25PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
3
cheers

Habs are trade day winners.

Avatar
#210 Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty)
March 05 2014, 01:26PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
4
cheers

Moulson to Minny.

Avatar
#211 Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty)
March 05 2014, 01:27PM
Trash it!
3
trashes
Cheers
9
cheers

Crap! Islanders get Ekblad!

No Tavares, no Vanek, no Moulson, no MacDonald.

Avatar
#212 Noooo!!!
March 05 2014, 01:28PM
Trash it!
8
trashes
Cheers
23
cheers

Smyth to Stoney Plain.

Avatar
#213 ghostofberanek
March 05 2014, 01:29PM
Trash it!
1
trashes
Cheers
5
cheers
Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty) wrote:

Vanek to the Habs! Book it!

Good call!

Avatar
#214 Randaman
March 05 2014, 01:33PM
Trash it!
2
trashes
Cheers
13
cheers
Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty) wrote:

Crap! Islanders get Ekblad!

No Tavares, no Vanek, no Moulson, no MacDonald.

You mean with the pick they traded?

Avatar
#215 Ed in Edmonton
March 05 2014, 01:36PM
Trash it!
5
trashes
Cheers
23
cheers

A second rounder for Vanek. A 3rd and 5th Hemsky looks rather good.

Avatar
#216 Fauxrumors
March 05 2014, 01:41PM
Trash it!
57
trashes
Cheers
17
cheers

BOLD MOVES BABY! Stealing those 5th round picks away from the other teams...pretty crafty MacT. Everyone knows the best place to start building a contender is in the 5th round! And taking 50% of Hemmer's salary in that deal...really snuck one by your counterpart on that one! And turned the world upside down in the goaltending department...you successfully managed to have 3 goalies with a total of 70 NHL games under their belt. Man you are crafty! Way to build not only a contender...but I am thinking DYNASTY here!

Avatar
#217 pkam
March 05 2014, 01:46PM
Trash it!
2
trashes
Cheers
8
cheers
Randaman wrote:

You mean with the pick they traded?

The Islanders traded one of the 1st rounder of 2014 or 2015. So they can keep their 1st rounder for 2014. Without Vanek and Taveres, it is very likely they will finish last and get Ekblad. However, they have to take the risk of losing McDavid to Sabres next year.

Avatar
#218 Jakester
March 05 2014, 01:47PM
Trash it!
1
trashes
Cheers
11
cheers

lets bring back ulanov?

Avatar
#219 pkam
March 05 2014, 01:53PM
Trash it!
1
trashes
Cheers
7
cheers
Ed in Edmonton wrote:

A second rounder for Vanek. A 3rd and 5th Hemsky looks rather good.

Islanders also got Sebastien Collberg, who was drafted 33rd overall in 2012, so it is actually 2 2nd rounders for Vanek. Can't believe Doug Murray and Vanek have the same trade value.

Avatar
#220 Bonvie
March 05 2014, 01:54PM
Trash it!
1
trashes
Cheers
10
cheers
Fauxrumors wrote:

BOLD MOVES BABY! Stealing those 5th round picks away from the other teams...pretty crafty MacT. Everyone knows the best place to start building a contender is in the 5th round! And taking 50% of Hemmer's salary in that deal...really snuck one by your counterpart on that one! And turned the world upside down in the goaltending department...you successfully managed to have 3 goalies with a total of 70 NHL games under their belt. Man you are crafty! Way to build not only a contender...but I am thinking DYNASTY here!

The market just wasnt there this year. Last year the market for veterans, pending UFA's was huge, unfortunately our GM was asleep at the wheel, he actually acquired a non-NHL player in Smithson for a 4th pick. If you assess that trade bases on today's values you have to scratch your head and wonder if Tambellina already knew he was fired and was seeking payback.

Avatar
#221 ghostofberanek
March 05 2014, 01:55PM
Trash it!
6
trashes
Cheers
47
cheers
Fauxrumors wrote:

BOLD MOVES BABY! Stealing those 5th round picks away from the other teams...pretty crafty MacT. Everyone knows the best place to start building a contender is in the 5th round! And taking 50% of Hemmer's salary in that deal...really snuck one by your counterpart on that one! And turned the world upside down in the goaltending department...you successfully managed to have 3 goalies with a total of 70 NHL games under their belt. Man you are crafty! Way to build not only a contender...but I am thinking DYNASTY here!

(sigh) Can this site be made accessible only to people over the age of 15, who have the slightest clue about what they're commenting on?

Yes, we get it, MacTavish stated a desire to make bold moves to improve the team. Please understand the line between "bold" and "stupid" is a very fine one. Thank god he's not crossing that line to appease all the know-it-all kids on Oilersnation.

Avatar
#222 pkam
March 05 2014, 01:58PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
9
cheers
pkam wrote:

Islanders also got Sebastien Collberg, who was drafted 33rd overall in 2012, so it is actually 2 2nd rounders for Vanek. Can't believe Doug Murray and Vanek have the same trade value.

Just find out that 2nd from the Habs is a conditional 2nd. And Islanders have to package a conditional 5th with Vanek. In other words, Vanek worth less than Doug Murray who got the Sharks 2 2nd rounders.

What a poor year for the sellers.

Avatar
#223 Mike Krushelnyski
March 05 2014, 01:58PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
14
cheers
pkam wrote:

Islanders also got Sebastien Collberg, who was drafted 33rd overall in 2012, so it is actually 2 2nd rounders for Vanek. Can't believe Doug Murray and Vanek have the same trade value.

Collberg has 3 goals in 40 games in the SEL so I'm not sure that Montreal would draft him again at #33 if they could do it over.

Avatar
#224 Eulers
March 05 2014, 02:02PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
30
cheers

The Islanders continue to trade from a house down to a paper clip. They should make a documentary!

Avatar
#225 dougtheslug
March 05 2014, 02:07PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
13
cheers
Bonvie wrote:

The market just wasnt there this year. Last year the market for veterans, pending UFA's was huge, unfortunately our GM was asleep at the wheel, he actually acquired a non-NHL player in Smithson for a 4th pick. If you assess that trade bases on today's values you have to scratch your head and wonder if Tambellina already knew he was fired and was seeking payback.

Yeah, its really hard to believe Oilers get a fifth and a third for a useful player like Hemsky, and last year gave up a fourth for a nonentity like Smithson.

I see @FakeOilersGM is starting the rumour that Gillis is really Tambo in disguise. But I think its a tossup which GM did the most damage to their franchise.

Avatar
#226 Next up, is Connor McJesus.
March 05 2014, 02:16PM
Trash it!
14
trashes
Cheers
20
cheers

Here we are 5 yrs into this rebuild. Can anyone claim without any doubt, management has this club better off than they were 5 yrs ago?

Really only 5 or 6 players to claim they're building around. Trusting a rookie GM and rookie coach has them walking blindly in the desert. Things appear to be getting worse with the Oilers being out of it 1/4 the way through this seasons schedule.

Avatar
#227 vetinari
March 05 2014, 02:18PM
Trash it!
5
trashes
Cheers
55
cheers

Well, we cleared some salary and contract space off the books with Hemsky, Nick Schultz and Potter (via waivers), but let's look at how Vancouver, Calgary and Winnipeg fared in comparison... let's see...

Vancouver-- demolished last year's powerhouse goalie tandem and sowed discord amongst the current lineup... CHECK

Calgary-- traded one of the current goalies to make up for not trading Kipper previously to "accelerate the rebuild"... CHECK

Winnipeg-- sat around all last night and this morning wondering why no one called before realizing that someone left the "call forwarding on" to Phoenix since 1996... CHECK

Avatar
#228 Blucifer Copperballs
March 05 2014, 02:19PM
Trash it!
2
trashes
Cheers
3
cheers
pkam wrote:

Just find out that 2nd from the Habs is a conditional 2nd. And Islanders have to package a conditional 5th with Vanek. In other words, Vanek worth less than Doug Murray who got the Sharks 2 2nd rounders.

What a poor year for the sellers.

Snow had to get Vanek out of NYI, and the Habs arent going to sell the farm for a player who will test free agency in the summer. No way Vanek changes his mind on that, not after all the hoopla this year. We'll be talking about his new team again in a few months. Habs gave up basically nothing to rent him, and NYI got something instead of nothing if they didnt move him. Win-Win.

Avatar
#229 Eulers
March 05 2014, 02:22PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
11
cheers

Maybe the NHL should just put a desk for the Buffalo Sabres on stage for the 2014 draft? That or the Sabres GM is going to hit his Fitbit goals that day!!

Avatar
#230 Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty)
March 05 2014, 02:24PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
9
cheers
ghostofberanek wrote:

Good call!

Yeah...I credit my sources........

Oh yeah....and the ability to go back after the fact and edit my post!

Avatar
#231 ghostofberanek
March 05 2014, 02:30PM
Trash it!
1
trashes
Cheers
5
cheers
Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty) wrote:

Yeah...I credit my sources........

Oh yeah....and the ability to go back after the fact and edit my post!

Ha! And to think I was actually impressed.

Avatar
#232 Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty)
March 05 2014, 02:41PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
8
cheers

Just looking at the structure of the Goc deal.....3rd in 2015 5th in 2014....makes me wonder if MacT was going back and forth on Hemsky between Pittsburgh and Ottawa?

Avatar
#233 vetinari
March 05 2014, 02:44PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
7
cheers
Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty) wrote:

Just looking at the structure of the Goc deal.....3rd in 2015 5th in 2014....makes me wonder if MacT was going back and forth on Hemsky between Pittsburgh and Ottawa?

If that's the case, then I'd go with Ottawa's picks because they are likely to be better.

Second round picks look like they are the new "first round" picks from previous years. Lots of third round picks got thrown around this year.

Avatar
#234 Blucifer Copperballs
March 05 2014, 02:45PM
Trash it!
6
trashes
Cheers
3
cheers
Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty) wrote:

Just looking at the structure of the Goc deal.....3rd in 2015 5th in 2014....makes me wonder if MacT was going back and forth on Hemsky between Pittsburgh and Ottawa?

Gotta think ( at least hope) MACT would have dealt Hemsky to PIT over OTT for the difference in years. 3rd and 5th round picks are long shots, regardless, so i would hope he'd put Hemmer in the best position for a cup run.

Avatar
#235 YEGFan
March 05 2014, 02:52PM
Trash it!
6
trashes
Cheers
10
cheers

I think the GMs of the league (especially in Minnesota) will quickly come to regret their over valuing of Moulson and under valuing of Hemsky.

I'm glad it will be to Ottawa's benefit and a team in our division's downfall.

Avatar
#236 Sevenseven
March 05 2014, 02:53PM
Trash it!
1
trashes
Cheers
12
cheers

Couldn't dump Jonesy, but hey, no big deal. Goaltending situation looks way better for next year than this year. Not a bad trade deadline for the oilers! Could be worse, we could be the Islanders! Lets hope the market for Gagner gets hotter this summer. Please play great down the stretch Gags, please play great down the stretch....

Avatar
#237 Rod from Viking
March 05 2014, 03:00PM
Trash it!
2
trashes
Cheers
7
cheers

Well I guess Mac T did as good as possible today, as far as the rest of the year I would give him a B-, A for Perron, B+ for goaltending moves, Horcoft contract and Gordon, C for Ference and Hendricks,D for Russian defense men and the two Marlies but I guess they are helping OKC try to get into play offs. So far the only real bold move was when he was coaching, making it impossible for "Harvey the Hound to lick himself. I hope Hemmer gets into play-offs.

Avatar
#238 Fauxrumors
March 05 2014, 03:01PM
Trash it!
30
trashes
Cheers
6
cheers
Bonvie wrote:

The market just wasnt there this year. Last year the market for veterans, pending UFA's was huge, unfortunately our GM was asleep at the wheel, he actually acquired a non-NHL player in Smithson for a 4th pick. If you assess that trade bases on today's values you have to scratch your head and wonder if Tambellina already knew he was fired and was seeking payback.

Yea the Market wasn't there. Calgary got a 2nd rounder for their back up goalie...what MacT get? Calgary got a 3rd rounder for pending UFA Stempniak. The Wings got Legwand for two players and a 3rd round pick. Heck the Canucks even got a 5th round pick for Diaz! And the Panthers got a 3rd and 5th for Goc and didn't have to take on any salary. Easy to see the great deal that MacT go for Hemmer...a 3rd and a 5th and pay 1/2 his salary. What a joke. The value was there...other GMs found it. Apparently in Edmonton BOLD does mean STUPID!

Avatar
#239 Mike Krushelnyski
March 05 2014, 03:09PM
Trash it!
4
trashes
Cheers
16
cheers
Fauxrumors wrote:

Yea the Market wasn't there. Calgary got a 2nd rounder for their back up goalie...what MacT get? Calgary got a 3rd rounder for pending UFA Stempniak. The Wings got Legwand for two players and a 3rd round pick. Heck the Canucks even got a 5th round pick for Diaz! And the Panthers got a 3rd and 5th for Goc and didn't have to take on any salary. Easy to see the great deal that MacT go for Hemmer...a 3rd and a 5th and pay 1/2 his salary. What a joke. The value was there...other GMs found it. Apparently in Edmonton BOLD does mean STUPID!

Stempniak has almost identical stats to Hemsky this year, is a better two-way player AND the Oilers got more for Hemsky than the Flames did for Stempniak. Take off your homer glasses and look at the reality.

Avatar
#240 Jeffff
March 05 2014, 03:20PM
Trash it!
13
trashes
Cheers
10
cheers

Pretty funny MacT explaining the demand increase for Hemsky after last nights game.

Note to MacT you got a 3rd and 5th rounder and you had to eat half his salary.

Huge demand. What a bunch of PR Bull

Avatar
#241 Oilers21
March 05 2014, 03:21PM
Trash it!
4
trashes
Cheers
1
cheers
Mike Krushelnyski wrote:

Stempniak has almost identical stats to Hemsky this year, is a better two-way player AND the Oilers got more for Hemsky than the Flames did for Stempniak. Take off your homer glasses and look at the reality.

Stempniak has almost identical stats this year but also has only cracked the 50 point barrier exactly once. He is also a worse plus/minus this year and over his career on teams that you could hardly say were any worse. Plus minus may not tell the whole story but I still see zero evidence he is a better two-way player

Avatar
#242 The Last Big Bear
March 05 2014, 03:22PM
Trash it!
8
trashes
Cheers
7
cheers

Huh.

Brian Burke got more assets for the Flames' backup goalie than the Oilers did with their entire sell-off.

Avatar
#243 Crooked
March 05 2014, 03:24PM
Trash it!
1
trashes
Cheers
11
cheers

Nothing too surprising from the Oilers today. The return for Hemsky was underwhelming, but he's also been stuck on the 3rd line the past few years, which hurts his value.

MacT wasn't kidding when he said he was impatient. Since being hired, he's flushed Horcoff, MPS, Smid, Brown, Labarbera, Dubnyk, Hartikainen, Bryzgalov, N. Schultz, Potter, Omark, Hemsky, Whitney, Danis, Khabibulin, Belanger, Plante, Peckham, Petrell, Fistric & VandeVelde. That's 21 players who've suited up for the Oil in the past year, not to mention Krueger. Good grief.

Avatar
#244 Ted
March 05 2014, 03:28PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
4
cheers

@Crooked

Not man NHL'ers in the group.

Avatar
#245 Jackson
March 05 2014, 03:29PM
Trash it!
4
trashes
Cheers
8
cheers
Jeffff wrote:

Pretty funny MacT explaining the demand increase for Hemsky after last nights game.

Note to MacT you got a 3rd and 5th rounder and you had to eat half his salary.

Huge demand. What a bunch of PR Bull

Imagine if Hemsky didn't play well last night Oilers would have got a 5th rounder and would have eaten all the salary

Avatar
#246 pkam
March 05 2014, 03:31PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
20
cheers
Mike Krushelnyski wrote:

Collberg has 3 goals in 40 games in the SEL so I'm not sure that Montreal would draft him again at #33 if they could do it over.

I couldn't believe when I read the Flames traded Reto Berra to Avs for a 2nd rounder in 2014.

A 2nd rounder for a 27 year old UFA goalie who has only played 29 NHL games with a 0.897 SV% and 2.95 GA? What are the Avs thinking?

Avatar
#247 pkam
March 05 2014, 03:36PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
1
cheers
Mike Krushelnyski wrote:

Collberg has 3 goals in 40 games in the SEL so I'm not sure that Montreal would draft him again at #33 if they could do it over.

I am trying to make the Islanders look better in that trade. I don't follow Colberg so I have no idea how he is doing in Europe.

So what you said is afterall they trade Moulson, their 1st rounder in 2014 or 2015 (both are likely top 5 overall), and their 2nd rounder in 2014, for a conditional 2nd and a bust?

Avatar
#248 Manfly
March 05 2014, 03:37PM
Trash it!
1
trashes
Cheers
5
cheers
pkam wrote:

I couldn't believe when I read the Flames traded Reto Berra to Avs for a 2nd rounder in 2014.

A 2nd rounder for a 27 year old UFA goalie who has only played 29 NHL games with a 0.897 SV% and 2.95 GA? What are the Avs thinking?

kinda makes the Oilers deal for Bryz seem like a rip off!

Avatar
#249 johnB
March 05 2014, 03:46PM
Trash it!
2
trashes
Cheers
2
cheers
pkam wrote:

I couldn't believe when I read the Flames traded Reto Berra to Avs for a 2nd rounder in 2014.

A 2nd rounder for a 27 year old UFA goalie who has only played 29 NHL games with a 0.897 SV% and 2.95 GA? What are the Avs thinking?

And they aren't paying half Berras salary? I didnt know it was possible to trade a guy without doing that!?

Avatar
#250 pkam
March 05 2014, 03:46PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
6
cheers

That Vanek trade was a big win for Sabres.

They got Moulson, a 1st rounder in 2014 or 2015, plus a 2nd in 2014.

Now they trade Moulson and McCormick for Torrey Mitchell and 2 2nd rounders.

Assume McCormick and Mitchell is a wash, Sabres get a 1st rounder in 2014 or 2015, 2 2nd rounder this year and a 2nd rounder in 2016. That is a massive return for an UFA that is not going to re-sign.

Comments are closed for this article.