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Stan Fischler breaks down many of today’s trades…
RYAN SMYTH TO THE ISLANDERS
Nobody can laugh at the Isles anymore. So what if Snow gave Edmonton Robert Nilsson, Ryan O’Marra and a first-rounder. Smyth is the kind of dude who could turn Ted Nolan’s club into a Cup contender; provided, of course, that they get into the playoffs. And this without losing Jason Blake. Imagine the Uniondale forward wall once Alexei Yashin returns to the lineup.
It has been a long couple of days but well worth the effort.
We are going to take it a little easy tonight but back in action tomorrow morning.
A big thanks goes out to Alanah from Canucks and Beyond for much of the work behind the scenes. It was like she was next to me all day but actuallly she is about 3000 miles away.
Feel free to use this post to make any comments you have on Trade Deadline Day.
Over at Spector’s Trade Rumours, he’s got a number of minor trade details wrapped up nicely for you, in a handy list of player movement.
Check it out.
TSN reports Dennis Wideman from St. Louis to Boston for Brad Boyes.
added 4:34pm, from the St. Louis Blues,
St. Louis Blues President John Davidson announced today the team has traded defenseman Dennis Wideman to the Boston Bruins in exchange for forward Brad Boyes.
The Islanders are putting the finishing touches on a deal for Edmonton captain Ryan Smyth. In exchange, the Oilers will receive former Islanders’ first-round draft picks Ryan O’Marra and Robert Nilsson plus the Islanders’ first-round pick this year.
more to come…
(note: as a KK reader mentions in the comments, Smyth was not the Oilers captain)
Update 3:34pm ET:
TSN confirms the same information on the air, also mentioning another team was involved but lost out.
Update 3:40pm ET:
Bob McKenzie TSN mentions the trade is pending final approval from the NHL. Call to NHL in progress now apparently.
Update 4:00pm ET:
TSN updates online,
Unable to reach a long-term deal with their heart-and-soul player, the Edmonton Oilers instead traded Ryan Smyth to the New York Islanders for prospects Ryan O’Marra and Robert Nilsson and the Islanders’ first-round pick in 2007.
Update 5:07pm ET:
Greg Logan at Newsday hashes out the Smyth deal for Islander’s fans,
If you thought some of the Islanders’ wins lately were exciting, general manager Garth Snow’s buzzer beater at the trade deadline topped everything. Snow couldn’t find a taker for his own future unrestricted free agent Jason Blake, but he had no problem paying the price Edmonton asked for 31-year-old forward Ryan Smyth.
Spector at FoxSports,
The Colorado Avalanche wasted little time replacing Brad May, whom they dealt earlier today to the Anaheim Ducks, by bringing back tough guy Scott Parker from the San Jose Sharks for a draft pick.
TSN reports Mattias Norstrom has been traded but waiting for details.
Update 3:54pm ET:
From TSN—Norstrom a Dallas Star
The Los Angeles Kings have traded captain and defenceman Mattias Norstrom to the Dallas Stars.
Norstrom, 34, joined the Kings in the 1995-96 season and had the longest term of consecutive service on the team.
Over, but trades may trickle in.
Update 3:10 pm ET (Alanah):
Regarding trades already reported, details will be added to the posts below as information is available.
Keep checking those posts as well.
From James Mirtle, Globe & Mail,
The Atlanta Thrashers continued to wheel and deal close to the deadline, acquiring scoring forward Pascal Dupuis from the New York Rangers.
Update 3:06pm ET:
From John Dellapina’s Blueshirts Blog at the NY Daily News,
Moving quickly, the Rangers have seen what Pascal Dupuis can do and decided to pass him on…
...to Atlanta for Alex Bourret, who is reputed to be the Thrashers’ top prospect.
Yanic Perreault to the Leafs for Brendan Bell and a 2nd rounder, per TSN.
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