Fun trade deadline day fact: last year we played a drinking game leading up to it at the old office (well, Archi Zuber and Kyle Smith did), and James Duthie of TSN helped us attempt to put the boys under.
Once again for your viewing pleasure, here’s the video of that experience:
As you’re likely aware, Backhand Shelf did a trade deadline day drinking game. And I don’t mean like, we wrote some hypothetical rules. I mean two dudes actually parked themselves in a small, sweaty room and followed through. It was excellent.
You know how the trade deadline is. Hell, you know how sports coverage in general is, of which I’m a part: thing happens, instant reaction, definitive statements. “The Penguins were the big deadline winners,” “Tampa Bay should fire Yzerman after that deal,” “the Predators got great return in their trade,” yada yada yada. (“I mentionnned the bisque.”)
But as with all trades, it’s almost impossible to know who won and who lost for a decade-plus. We don’t know what the teams will end up doing with the draft picks, we don’t know which rookies will have storied careers, and we don’t know which veterans have more gas in the tank.
So without further ado – and that seemed like a whole bunch of ado – let’s look at the major deals from yesterday and assess the knowns and unknowns. From guarantees to guesses, here’s what unfolded yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »
By now most people are aware that here at theScore offices today, we have a couple gentleman partaking in a deadline day drinking game, watching TSN. You can read more about it here, but you get the gist: every time someone on camera checks their phone, drink. Every time someone says “upside,” or “rental, etc, drink. James Duthie heard about our game…
@tsnjamesduthie I’ll give you a shiny new toonie if you can work “upside,” “rental” and “cap crunch” into the same sentence today.
The Washington Capitals waited almost two hours after the deadline to announce the acquisition of forward Martin Erat from the Nashville Predators in exchange for prospect Filip Forsberg. In the deal, Washington will also receive former third round pick in 2009, Michael Latta.
As per @real_espnlebrun, NSH trades Michael Latta and Martin Erat to WSH for Filip Forsberg.