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What's your reaction to NHL trade deadline day?
Mon, February 25, 2008

Aside from a December deal that saw Anaheim move Andy McDonald to St. Louis for Doug Weight in a salary-cap related move, the four-player transaction between the Ottawa Senators and Carolina Hurricanes mercifully gave hockey fans a trade that actually had some serious news value.

The question is, will Monday's deal kickstart more moves between now and the Feb. 26 trade deadline? Have your say in our forum.

Will the NHL trade deadline be very busy?



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There will be trades - probably in the nature of about a dozen. And most - if not all - will involve upcoming UFA's as pure rentals as teams will not want to see them walk away in July with nothing in return.

That was the case with Stillman and Commodore - both UFA's - as Carolina clearly did not see how they could sign them to long-term contracts considering what they are already forking over for their top players.

Boyle in Tampa and Hossa in Atlanta are two more in that category, and this is a trend that will magnify in coming seasons as teams lock up their top stars (on average 4 or 5 players per team) with huge contracts, leaving no room for another such contract given the need to find 16 players to fill out each roster with salaries ranging from about $3 million down to the minimum.

As these top draft picks - such as those in Pittsburgh and Chicago - reach UFA status, both those teams will find themselves in the same dilemma now facing the likes of Detroit, Anaheim, and Ottawa whose top 4 or 5 players take up a considerable percentage of the available cap. Calgary is already facing that with Langkow what with the big bucks going to Kipper, Iginla, and Phaneuf next year.

At some point a few making huge salaries now are going to become UFA's again and will suddenly find themselves with nowhere to go. I can see that happening to Redden this summer. There aren't many teams left with the cap space to sign a $6 million D!
George O'Leary, 2008-02-16 08:32:55

Yes, Sundin could waive his no trade clause and then come back to the Leafs at will, maybe win a cup in the process. But I kind of like the fact that he isn't interested. There are so many guys over the last 15+ years who only want to play for a contender in a big market with $X millions in endorsements, it's nice to see a little contentment and loyalty for a change. I'm certainly not a Leaf fan but it's clear to see where Sundin's loyalty lies.

Look at guys like Ryan Smyth who it killed to leave the Oilers, but once he was free from Edmonton suddenly it was no longer an option to go back. How hard would it be for Mats to go back to being the stalwart captain of the Leafs with the image in everyone's head of him carrying around Lord Stanley's cup in a different coloured jersey? In Cup starved TO, a lot of heads would explode.
Rick W., 2008-02-14 17:05:05

right on willy well said and you are 100% right on..i agree!!!!!!!
parney, 2008-02-14 12:31:28

I don't believe you will see a major trade the salary cap has but eliminated the GM's to go out and make the blockbuster that would take their teams a series or 2 deeper into the play-offs..
harold, 2008-02-14 11:05:42

first of all i absolutely hate this rent a player. what a mickey mouse league..they need to get rid of this and say if you trade for a player before the deal is done that player must committ to playing for that team the next year...anybody trades for sundin and gives up anything is a loser as sundin will go back to the leafs and you have lost what you gave up..look at the rent a player teams last yr and what they gave up and they did nothing except lose what they gave up.. totally brain dead managers....
willy, 2008-02-14 09:59:07

not particularly as we will not realise much with the no trade contracts, while only toskala deserves to stay , no one appears much interested in our remainig players, i wonder why?
nels skaalid, 2008-02-14 09:45:08

Has any single player alienated his team's fanbase as badly as Ray Emery has? Last summer he was on the verge of becoming Patrick Roy and nowadays he's about as popular in Ottawa as George W. Bush is in Iraq. I hope Bryan Murray gets an offer (Tampa, we all know you need a goalie!) and the Sens are able to bring in Khabibulin. I just don't feel confident in Emory and Gerber for a Cup run.
Steven, 2008-02-14 08:32:05

If Sundin won't waive his no-trade then he must have taken too many shots to the head over the years. Why would any sane man not want a chance to win a Stanley Cup? If he is determined to stay in Toronto, it simply proves beyond a doubt that he has no interest in winning a Stanley Cup, because he will be long since retired by the time the Maple Leafs are a contender. Why would you even want someone on your team, let alone your captain, who has no interest in winning the Cup?
Dave in NS, 2008-02-13 19:04:05

The rumour I've been hearing is this: the Toronto Make Believes will trade every player on their roster in exchange for a lottery ticket. At least then they will have a chance, however tiny, at a brighter future!!! HAHAHA
Johnny Bower, 2008-02-13 19:00:13

yes of couse, there always is.
RJ, 2008-02-13 15:10:38

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