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Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Moving Day!

It's all over now. Every NHL team has a roster that they have to be happy with as they enter the stretch run, and there's nothing anyone can do about it in terms of moving players. Lots of players changed teams today, but it wasn't overly exciting. A few big names moved, and a couple of teams improved greatly, but it was a quieter day that what we've been used to seeing. However, anytime that Wozniewski and Wisniewski get moved on the same day, there has to be some excitement, right? Here is the breakdown on a per-team basis for how each team did. If you want to update your video game rosters, here's where you'll get the rundown.

In: Erik Christensen, Petteri Nokelainen, James Wisniewski, Timo Pielmeyer, Nick Bonino, 2009 conditional draft pick (SJS).
Out: Eric O'Dell, Steve Montador, Brendan Morrison, Samuel Pahlsson, Travis Moen, Kent Huskins.

In: Eric O'Dell.
Out: Erik Christensen.

In: Steve Montador, Mark Recchi, 2010 2nd-round pick (TBL).
Out: Petteri Nokelainen, Matt Lashoff, Martin Karsums.

In: Mikael Tellqvist, Dominic Moore, 2009 2nd-round pick (EDM).
Out: Ales Kotalik, 2009 2nd-round, 2009 4th-round picks.

In: Jordan Leopold, Olli Jokinen, 2009 3rd-round (PHO), 2009 4th-round (CBJ) picks.
Out: Lawrence Nycholat, Ryan Wilson, Matthew Lombardi, Brandon Prust, Kevin Lalande, 2009 1st-round, 2009 2nd-round picks.

In: Erik Cole, 2009 2nd-round (LAK), 2009 5th-round (EDM) picks.
Out: Justin Williams, 2009 2nd-round pick.

In: Samuel Pahlsson.
Out: James Wisniewski, Craig Adams.

In: Lawrence Nycholat, Ryan Wilson, 2009 2nd-round pick (CAL).
Out: Jordan Leopold.

In: Antoine Vermette, Kevin Lalande.
Out: Pascal Leclaire, 2009 2nd-round, 2009 4th-round picks.

In: Brendan Morrison.
Out: no moves made to trim roster.

In: No moves made to add players.
Out: No moves made to trim roster.

In: Ales Kotalik, Patrick O'Sullivan, 2009 2nd-round pick (CAR).
Out: Erik Cole, 2009 2nd-round, 2009 5th-round picks.

In: Steve Eminger.
Out: Noah Welch, 2009 3rd-round pick.

In: Justin Williams.
Out: Patrick O'Sullivan, 2009 2nd-round pick.

In: No moves made to add players.
Out: No moves made to trim roster.

In: No moves made to add players.
Out: No moves made to trim roster.

In: No moves made to add players.
Out: No moves made to trim roster.

In: No moves made to add players.
Out: No moves made to trim roster.

In: 2009 conditional draft pick (PIT).
Out: Bill Guerin.

In: Nikolai Antropov, Derek Morris.
Out: Eric Reitz, Dmitri Kalinin, Nigel Dawes, Petr Prucha, 2009 2nd-round, 2009 conditional draft picks.

In: Pascal Leclaire, 2009 2nd-round pick (CBJ).
Out: Antoine Vermette, Martin Gerber.

In: Daniel Carcillo, Kyle McLaren.
Out: Scotty Upshall, 2009 2nd-round, 2009 6th-round picks.

In: Matthew Lombardi, Brandon Prust, Dmitri Kalinin, Nigel Dawes, Petr Prucha, Scotty Upshall, 2009 1st-round (CAL), 2009 2nd-round (PHI), 2009 4th-round (BUF) picks.
Out: Mikael Tellqvist, Olli Jokinen, Derek Morris, Daniel Carcillo, 2009 3rd-round pick.

In: Craig Adams, Andy Wozniewski, Bill Guerin.
Out: Danny Richmond, 2009 conditional draft pick.

In: Kent Huskins, Travis Moen, 2009 6th-round pick (PHI).
Out: Timo Pielmeyer, Nick Bonino, Kyle McLaren, 2009 conditional draft pick.

In: Danny Richmond.
Out: Andy Wozniewski.

In: Matt Lashoff, Martin Karsums, Noah Welch, Richard Petiot, 2009 3rd-round pick (FLA).
Out: Mark Recchi, Steve Eminger, Olaf Kolzig, Jamie Heward, Andy Rogers, 2009 4th-round, 2010 2nd-round picks.

In: Eric Reitz, Martin Gerber, Olaf Kolzig, Jamie Heward, Andy Rogers, 2009 2nd-round (NYR), 2009 4th-round (TBL), 2009 conditional (NYR) draft picks.

In: No moves made to add players.
Out: No moves made to trim roster.

In: No moves made to add players.
Out: No moves made to trim roster.

I like what Pittsburgh, Phoenix, and San Jose did. I have no idea what GM Glen Sather and the New York Rangers were doing, but they got softer and depleted their ranks significantly. Derek Morris has one assist on the powerplay thus far on the season, so I'm not sure why the Rangers gave up a goldmine worth of talent for him. What I do know is that Phoenix got a whole lot better because of it.

There's your wrap-up of the day's activities, everyone! The drive for the Stanley Cup starts tonight. Will any of the big movers-and-shakers win the grandest prize of them all? We'll know in few months.

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

1 comment:

bob said...

im happy about the gerber leaving ottawa thing