Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Trade deadline!

Well, so much for this trade deadline passing without any big trades...

On the Canes end of things, they traded Andrew Ladd for Tuomo Ruutu from the Chicago Blackhawks.

I have no idea what this guy is like - or how to pronounce his name, for that matter. In Ladd, the Canes lose a gritty forward who could be physical - but he had a lot of injury problems in his tenure which prevented him from reaching the next level.

Hopefully he'll have happy trails in Chicago.

Anyways, Ruutu will wear #15, and he may play tonight depending on his flight.

Patrick Eaves is also expected to play tonight (Finally!).

As for the rest of the league...
- Atlanta trades Marian Hossa and Pascal Dupuis to Pittsburgh for Colby Armstrong, Erik Christensen, and prospect Angelo Esposito AND a first-round draft pick. By far the biggest (at least in number, if not anything else) trade of the day.
- Montreal trades Cristobal Huet to Washington for a second round draft pick. (Don't understand this one...)
- Tampa Bay trades Brad Richards and Johan Holmqvist for some peeps from the Stars.

And a bunch more which I don't feel like typing out or looking at right now. Those at least are the preliminary ones from the Southeast Division

Canes play New Jersey tonight!

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