June 19, 2010

Jeff Angus

2010-06-19

 

The Devils are going to have to undergo a massive rebuild in a few years. Brodeur is 38, Arnott is 35, Langenbrunner is 35, Elias is 34, and Rolston is 37. Thankfully they have Parise, Zajac, and a pair of strong prospects in Tedenby and Josefson.

 

This is just me speculating, but Tomas Plekanec would be a great fit in Nashville.

 

Bob McKenzie: “May be busiest two weeks in NHL for trades since the lockout, outside of deadline days of course. Lots of teams looking to do big things.”


Jason Arnott has been traded back to NJ for prospect Matt Halischuk and a 2011 draft pick. Breakdown coming…

 

My thoughts: something has to give for the Flyers. This move is a precursor to at least one other move. Perhaps Coburn is on the move? Maybe Jeff Carter? A defense featuring a top five of Pronger, Timonen, Hamhuis, Coburn, and Carle would be unbelievable, but it would also count for about half of the salary cap.

 

Hamhuis’ fantasy value jumps up a bit in Philly, provided he signs a contract of course. They have two very even power play units, and he’d probably see some time on the second one. Nashville is a  much less talented team and the drop off from their top unit (Weber and Suter) to the second unit is pretty significant.

 

Just as I say that, Philadelphia has traded Ryan Parent to Nashville for the rights to Dan Hamhuis. Does Paul Holmgren have a way around the salary cap? Hamhuis will command at least $4 million. Perhaps this means Coburn is on the move?

 

Slow news day today…. The Entry Draft is less than a week away. The draft is completely wide open after the first two picks, which will make for a very interesting first round.

 

Dobber shares the results of his fantasy guide for the 2009-10 season.

 

Chicago and Tampa Bay will play an exhibition game at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg on September 22nd.  I know we have a lot of readers and members from the 'Peg – who will be checking this game out?

 

Buy the 2010 Prospects Report here! The perfect Father’s Day gift for yourself!

 

2010-11 will mark the first time in history that there will be 30 AHL clubs, meaning each NHL team will have its own affiliate to develop prospects.

 

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