Hated hearing JVR for Schenn...
Not to say the Nashville moves were bad for their on ice hockey product this year, but if a checking center is worth a first rounder then I am glad we didn't pay it. I can only imagine what the price was for Ott. The price for Nash was so high even the pressure of the deadline didn't make the Rangers bite, if the scribes on TSN can be believed.
Lebrun said San Jose pitched hard for VanRem but didn't get it. I'm glad. I see no reason to trade that guy unless it was for an equally signed defenseman with his best years ahead and upside at his position to match.
Now, JVR should pay attention and realize the team just shipped out the Party Boys ("reunited and it feels so good", Richards? Perhaps you guys should just come out already!) and so they'd ship him out too. We need the playoff beast of last year, we need it right away, and we need it to be sustained for the rest of the year.
On the Jets front (DON'T READ THE REST WINDY!!!! heh heh), I was hoping they'd get a second for the overrated UFA to be Oduya, and they end up with a second and a third which is phenomenal to me. They pick up Clitsome on waivers and at worst that's a lateral move. Tough loss to the Oilers tonight. I have them needing 24 more points to make it in, and the Florida game Thursday is massive. Two of Florida, Winnipeg, Washington, and Toronto are the likely playoff teams.
I wonder if Ottawa will dip with their netminding injury?
For all our slackass and frustrating play since the Break, with the game in hand they can still be tied with Tankers for 4th place. New Jersey lost again tonight.
I should get home in time for tomorrow night. This was a deadline I was fine with hearing no deals.
San Jose has been on an intense road trip and we get them on their first game back. IF IF IF the Flyers come ready to play in the first they can get out in front. IF we get a routine save from a flip shot from their end, that is, and that is never certain.
Paul Gaustad for a first rounder...yikes...
Not much of a Canucks fan at all, but I think they addressed their needs pretty well today. The Hodgson thing might displease their fans today, but Kassian gives them what they need.
Having said that, Hodgson fills a role in Buffalo he wouldn't get a chance for in Vancouver and might be ready to be a secondary scoring pivot right away. Not that Roy scores much as the supposed primary, but that's another tale...