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Hockey Hits: Trades are Heating Up

Jason SwansonContributor IFebruary 25, 2008

UPDATE

Wow, what a start. Forsburg signs with the Av's, and they won't stop there, reports are saying that D Rob Blake will waive his NTC and Colorado is the likely destination. That will make them a better team if both players are healthy. We will see if this is a bust or a great move on the G.M.'s part.

Tampa Bay have resigned D Dan Boyle, it's a six year deal worth 40 million. That leads me to believe that they have a trade in place to move Brad Richards, according to reports Tampa ownership did not want to resign Boyle until they had a trade in place to move Richards (who has waive his NTC).

So G.M Darryl Sutter came out to the media early this evening and said that Alex Tanguay would not be traded. "Tanguay is one of the top left wingers in the NHL and is a key part of the team."

So the question is: who does Darryl Sutter move? He has two UFA's in Kristen Huselius and Daymond Langkow; I don't think he will want to move either, but not sure he has a choice.

Any move Sutter makes I believe will be for some scoring depth/centerman, but maybe he is content with what the Flames have? I like what I am seeing in the Flames; they have been playing great hockey. But they do need some secondary scoring, and the Western Conference is gearing up to be a tight race down the stretch.

Tampa traded forward Prospel for prospect D Alexandre Picard and a conditional draft pick. I was sure that Philly would be active since they have no Forsburg and they're dropping like flies in the standings. Prospel is a good player and should help in the scoring department.

So, no trade for Matts Sundin. Well, I have to admit I was pretty surprised. People say he paid his dues and deserves to stay put. Matts is a great player and he has no interest in going to a rental team to win the Stanley Cup. Well enjoy, Toronto, Sundin will be like the Dan Marino of the NFL (one of the best never to win the big one).

Now that Forsburg is in Colorado, the domino effect has started.....let the trading begin!

More to come...

UPDATE

Wow, what a start. Forsburg signs with the Av's, and they won't stop there, reports are saying that D Rob Blake will waive his NTC and Colorado is the likely destination. That will make them a better team if both players are healthy. We will see if this is a bust or a great move on the G.M.'s part.

Tampa Bay have resigned D Dan Boyle, it's a six year deal worth 40 million. That leads me to believe that they have a trade in place to move Brad Richards, according to reports Tampa ownership did not want to resign Boyle until they had a trade in place to move Richards (who has waive his NTC).

So G.M Darryl Sutter came out to the media early this evening and said that Alex Tanguay would not be traded. "Tanguay is one of the top left wingers in the NHL and is a key part of the team."

So the question is: who does Darryl Sutter move? He has two UFA's in Kristen Huselius and Daymond Langkow; I don't think he will want to move either, but not sure he has a choice.

Any move Sutter makes I believe will be for some scoring depth/centerman, but maybe he is content with what the Flames have? I like what I am seeing in the Flames; they have been playing great hockey. But they do need some secondary scoring, and the Western Conference is gearing up to be a tight race down the stretch.

Tampa traded forward Prospel for prospect D Alexandre Picard and a conditional draft pick. I was sure that Philly would be active since they have no Forsburg and they're dropping like flies in the standings. Prospel is a good player and should help in the scoring department.

So, no trade for Matts Sundin. Well, I have to admit I was pretty surprised. People say he paid his dues and deserves to stay put. Matts is a great player and he has no interest in going to a rental team to win the Stanley Cup. Well enjoy, Toronto, Sundin will be like the Dan Marino of the NFL (one of the best never to win the big one).

Now that Forsburg is in Colorado, the domino effect has started.....let the trading begin!

More to come...

UPDATE

Wow, what a start. Forsburg signs with the Av's, and they won't stop there, reports are saying that D Rob Blake will waive his NTC and Colorado is the likely destination. That will make them a better team if both players are healthy. We will see if this is a bust or a great move on the G.M.'s part.

Tampa Bay have resigned D Dan Boyle, it's a six year deal worth 40 million. That leads me to believe that they have a trade in place to move Brad Richards, according to reports Tampa ownership did not want to resign Boyle until they had a trade in place to move Richards (who has waive his NTC).

So G.M Darryl Sutter came out to the media early this evening and said that Alex Tanguay would not be traded. "Tanguay is one of the top left wingers in the NHL and is a key part of the team."

So the question is: who does Darryl Sutter move? He has two UFA's in Kristen Huselius and Daymond Langkow; I don't think he will want to move either, but not sure he has a choice.

Any move Sutter makes I believe will be for some scoring depth/centerman, but maybe he is content with what the Flames have? I like what I am seeing in the Flames; they have been playing great hockey. But they do need some secondary scoring, and the Western Conference is gearing up to be a tight race down the stretch.

Tampa traded forward Prospel for prospect D Alexandre Picard and a conditional draft pick. I was sure that Philly would be active since they have no Forsburg and they're dropping like flies in the standings. Prospel is a good player and should help in the scoring department.

So, no trade for Matts Sundin. Well, I have to admit I was pretty surprised. People say he paid his dues and deserves to stay put. Matts is a great player and he has no interest in going to a rental team to win the Stanley Cup. Well enjoy, Toronto, Sundin will be like the Dan Marino of the NFL (one of the best never to win the big one).

Now that Forsburg is in Colorado, the domino effect has started.....let the trading begin!

More to come...

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