Deadline Day – Southeast Division

Dobber Sports

2011-02-23

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In Part 5 of this six-part series, we'll take a team-by-team look at the Southeast Division. Buyers? Sellers? Who's available? How can you prepare your fantasy roster for the upcoming address changes for some of these guys? Everything you need to know as a fantasy hockey owner about the 2011 NHL Trade Deadline is right here. Hell, I've already nailed a few of the speculated players moving. All you need is a bit of research…and I save you that trouble.

 

(Part 1 – Atlantic Division)

(Part 2 – Central Division)

(Part 3 – Northeast Division)

(Part 4 – Northwest Division)

 

 

Tampa Bay

Buyers or sellers: Buyers

 

Cap Situation: There is lots of room here – nearly $9 million in space, meaning they could take on $36 million in cap hit

 

Pending Free Agents:

UFA's – Simon Gagne, Sean Bergenheim, Adam Hall, Eric Brewer, Randy Jones, MA Bergeron, Dwayne Roloson, Mike Smith, Mathieu Roy

RFA's – Steven Stamkos, Johan Harju, Ted Purcell, Mike Lundin, Matt Smaby, Mike Vernace, Vladimir Mihalik, Blair Jones, Cedrick Desjardins, MA Pouliot, Paul Szczechura

 

Needs:

  1. A second-line scoring winger. Simon Gagne and Teddy Purcell are working very well as third-line wingers, showing us that over a full season they could tally 60 and 55 points respectively. Sean Bergenheim and Steve Downie have their moments. But they need a steady and prove 65-point guy.
  2. They've already addressed their need of a power-play quarterback (MA Bergeron), steady veteran blue-line presence (Eric Brewer) and a goaltender (Roloson).

 

 

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