Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Disappointing Deadline Day in the NHL

Hey Peeps and anyone else checking in. A special "Hey" goes out to Hazel Mae if she is checking in.

Warm and sunny Los Angeles is freakin' great - but I couldn't be out here without putting in a call to my number one hockey man Johnny P to get the scoop on deadline day in the NHL.

All in all - it was a disappointing day with the only big names changing teams being Brian Campbell, Brad Richards and Marian Hossa - sorry Johnny, Cristobal Huet doesn't count as a big name.

The Winners

Dallas Stars by virtue of getting Brad Richards is legit in the West now - he'll improve the offence and PP without hurting them defensively.

San Jose Sharks, getting Brian Campbell will help these guys generate offence from the back end - something they had been lacking. Another plus is that Campbell is physical.

Toronto Maple Leafs - they didn't shed any big contracts, but they cleared three roster spots for next year - Fletcher did the best he could (better than most in Leaf Nation could have expected). A second round pick for Hal Gill - LEAF NATION LOVES IT.

The Losers
Montreal Canadiens - putting your faith in a rookie goalie is risky at the best of times...yikes.

Ottawa SenaTards - No Sundin, No Foppa, No Hossa, No Federov - these donkeys did jack squat to address a team that is realing...5-0 loss to the Leafs? LOVE IT.

The Jury is out
Pittsburgh Penguins - they made a huge splash getting Hossa and Pascal Dupuis, but they gave away characters guys you need in the playoffs - Hossa will be a bust, you read it here first.

That's it for today gang - I'm going out to get some sun in 72 degree weather.

Hazel, here's hoping things are groovy in your world.

I'm Out!!!!!!


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