Sabres Add a Boyes
The St. Louis Blues continue make moves as the deadline quickly approaches, this time sending Brad Boyes to the Buffalo Sabres for a 2011 2nd round pick. Sabres GM Darcy Regier was happy to acquire the former 43-goal scorer, but it’s not all about the goals as Regier told Sabres Edge:
“It’s not just the goals,” Regier said. “I certainly think the goals were there and they’ve dropped off, but it’s also his ability to make plays, his ability to play in and around the net. He’s got very good hands. He sees the ice well, can make plays, and I think that’s probably the shift you see in him statistically this year is probably gone from more goals on one end to setting the goals up on the other side.”
Sens Sign Chris Phillips to 3-Year Extension
How Chris Phillips went from a man that Bryan Murray seemed destined to trade to a 32-year old shadow of his former self armed with a fresh 3-year extension, we’ll never know. Phillips took a home town discount at $3.08 million per (his current deal paid him $3.5 per season), and also managed to wrangle a limited no-movement clause.
Kypreos Will Not Face Discipline for ‘those fuckers at TSN’ Tweet
Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos will not face discipline from his employer for erroneously(?) tweeting “I’m confident it will get done. Those fuckers at tsn try to discredit me all the time. I’m really pissed! As always … thanks for yo …” with regards to the eventual Bryan McCabe trade on Saturday afternoon. The Globe and Mail‘s Bruce dip-dip Dowbiggin has more on those fuckers at TSN-gate.
Leafs Likely to Keep MacArthur
Brian Burke intends to be a player at the deadline, but it appears as though Clarke MacArthur won’t be going anywhere. The Toronto Star reports that contract talks between MacArthur and the Leafs are ongoing.
Seabrook Signs With Blackhawks, Salary Cap Hell Looms
Brent Seabrook is happy to remain in Chicago with a new 5-year $29 million deal. Via Northwest Herald:
“I’m very excited,” Seabrook said. “Chicago has been my home for the last six years, and I love it here. I’ve had a lot of ups and downs, and I think we’re going to have a lot more ups than downs in the future. I’m really proud to be a part of this for another five years.”
Worst NHL Trades
Gunaxin compiled 15 of the worst trades in NHL history, not just of the deadline kind either. Great shot of Adam Oates’ rookie card included in the post.
HOTH and Bloge Salming’s Take on Trade Deadline Day
In case you missed it Friday, and because we’re shameless self promoters: