Official: Cam Barker to Minnesota, and Kim Johnsson and Nick Leddy (2009 1st rounder) to Chicago. Johnsson is a free agent after this season. Artcle breaking down the fantasy impact coming soon.
Jody Shelley has been traded to the Rangers for a draft pick.
Cam Barker + to Minnesota for Kim Johnsson +. Rumor, but has legs.
Brad Boyes is centering Cam Janssen and Brad Winchester tonight. You know what this means…. Winchester owners rejoice!
Been a bit busy lately but I will have a comprehensive Olympic article out before the puck drops next Tuesday.
Jamie Lundmark has been waived by Calgary. He has never really got a fair crack there – he always ends up falling victim to the dreaded numbers game. Calgary has a ton of forwards on one-way contracts. Lundmark has easily outperformed over half of the forwards on that team this year, and he is a skilled offensive player on a team desperate for goals.
Should be a few more deals between now and 3 or 4 EST. As always DobberHockey is the place to get the immediate fantasy impact!
Peter Forsberg will be carrying the Swedish flag during the opening ceremonies tonight (which I have heard are going to be absolutely spectacular – not on the scale of Beijing though, obviously). Can’t really think of a funny Forbserg/injury joke – maybe someone can post one below! Alexei Morozov, the captain of Team Russia, will carry the flag for his country.
Florica cancelled their practice this morning. The writing is on the wall for a lot of the veterans there… and a scathing letter from the team owners doesn’t help either. Expect that team to be blown up.
Ottawa has waived Jonathan Cheechoo.
Bob McKenzie is reporting that Ponikarovsky could be moved before the trade freeze (3pm EST) today.
The Senators have recalled Derrick Smith from the AHL to replace Picard in the lineup. As for the trade: Cullen will see lots of ice time with the Senators. He is an extremely versatile player (PK, PP, even strength), and may even find his way on to the first unit on the point. His fantasy value remains pretty high. As for Carolina it is a decent return. Picard is an NHL defenseman with some upside – he is very raw defensively but has a big shot and is effective with the man advantage.
The Sens will definitely look to add a defenseman, either today or on the real trade deadline day. Chris Campoli is out for up to a month, and they will need to replace Picard’s minutes.
The feeling is, in hockey media circles, that today will be a mini-trade deadline. Trading is frozen after today until after the Olympics, and then trades are only active after that for 63-odd hours give or take before the “read” deadline. So check in throughout the no-doubt busy day for our analysis.
It’s Dobber jumping on real quick – the Sens have acquired Matt Cullen from Carolina for Alex Picard and a second rounder. Nice acquisition for the Sens and good return for the Canes. Angus will break this one down for you later today.
The photo for Ian’s article sums up Nabokov’s game last night perfectly.
Apparently a few GM’s are mad at Sutter for not notifying them of Phaneuf’s availability. Uh… what? Did Sutter fail Economics 101? More demand is a good thing last time I checked. It makes you wonder who Calgary could have potentially fetche