Archive for the ‘2013 Trade Deadline’ Category

Minnesota Wild v Vancouver Canucks

When Roberto Luongo was pulled off the ice at the end of practice, a number of people speculated there was a deal in place. Hell, he even thought so. There wasn’t.

Instead, Luongo held a press conference explaining where he’s at, offering the following quotes.
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Phoenix Coyotes v Nashville Predators

The New Jersey Devils have acquired Steve Sullivan from the Phoenix Coyotes for a 7th round pick, speaking to their determination to have nothing but old (yet still pretty good) players on their hockey team. Sullivan joined the Coyotes this past off-season in a move that I quite liked at the time, mostly because it allowed me to wax nostalgic over Sullivan’s career, and has been a solid, if unspectacular, player for the Coyotes this year.

Sullivan had a decent season last year with the Penguins, putting up 48 points in 79 games though that could also have been a facet of playing on the Penguins. His last full season, in 2009-10 with Nashville, Sullivan scored 51 points in 82 games. This season, Sullivan has 12 points in 33 games with a -8 rating but has put up an impressive 7.91 Corsi On as well as a 1.170 Corsi QoC. Not bad. Love you, Stevey.

Chicago Blackhawks v Phoenix Coyotes

The Anaheim Ducks have added depth to their forwards adding Matthew Lombardi from the Phoenix Coyotes.

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St Louis Blues v Dallas Stars

It appears that the Boston Bruins were after some depth on D at the deadline, as this seems to have happened:

Here’s my passionate analysis: he has five points in 23 games…sometimes he’s a healthy scratch…he logs about 15 minutes a night when he’s in…he’s okay. Good guy, not a game changer. He will now be wearing a black and gold uni, and have a chance to win the Cup. And for those who’ve followed his story: wouldn’t that be sweet?

Colorado Avalanche v Calgary Flames

Yay? Wait, no, not yay.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired Ryan O’Byrne from the Colorado Avalanche for a 4th round draft pick because the Leafs really need more big defencemen who take a lot of penalties. O’Byrne has spent the last 3 seasons with the Avs and, this season, has four points to go along with 54 penalty minutes. He also sports a -15.1 Corsi rating on the Colorado Avalanche who, I’m not sure if you’ve heard, are not a very good hockey team.

Maybe Dave Nonis thought he was getting Ryan O’Reilly? I can’t wait to see how far ahead O’Byrne slots in ahead of Jake Gardiner on the Leafs’ depth chart.

But seriously, this is a nothing trade. O’Byrne is a pending UFA after this season and, while he will probably be used incorrectly here because Carlyle, it’s hard to get in too much of a frenzy over this one (though God knows we’ll try).

Basically this:

 

 

Vancouver Canucks v Phoenix Coyotes

The San Jose Sharks have acquired Raffi Torres from the Phoenix Coyotes for a 3rd round pick in 2013. Yesterday the team traded Ryane Clowe to the Rangers for three picks, so Torres should replace the physical part of the game lost in that deal.

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Calgary Flames v Los Angeles Kings

The Calgary Flames continued to make moves on the trade front this season, trading forward Blake Comeau to the very busy Columbus Blue Jackets for a 5th round pick.

Comeau has four goals on the season in 33 games

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