Potential NHL Trade Deadline Trades

Alex LangillContributor IMarch 3, 2009

The Philadelphia Flyers have been complaining about goaltending woes as of late. They've done really well without center Daniel Briere all season. I was looking over some trade deadline articles, and it dawned on me—the Chicago Blackhawks need extra veteran scoring, and Philly needs a goalie.

Daniel Briere for Nikolai Khabibulin:

Danny definitely has some wisdom to pass down to the younger players, yet he's pretty young himself, so he can find some way to connect with them effectively. This boosts the team chemistry.

Also, Khabibulin for Philly would create a nice consistent backstop in the net, giving more leeway for Richards and Carter to experiment and develop.

It is rumored Brian Burke of the Toronto Maple Leafs wants draft picks, but Toronto could also use a veteran right now for the younger players to grow around until the team gets built. How about a guy with loads of experience and a Cup ring, who also plays for a team hungry for defense?

Rod Brind'Amour for Tomas Kaberle:

It may seem a bit ridiculous considering Burke probably wants all the mileage he can get out of Kaberle, but as this team is being rebuilt and grows, it's going to be filled with youth. Do you think having Brind'Amour there as a pillar for the kids to grow on is a bad idea?