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Trading Trends

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,

So what did we learn from the (in)action of the 2006 National Hockey League trading deadline? With the possible exception of the Colorado Avalanche's Pierre Lacroix, the majority of NHL general managers chose to go the ultra-conservative route this time around, believing if they couldn't get a deal done to their liking, they weren't going to make one at all.
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Sign Him Up

from the Pittsburgh Penguins,

On two nights in February, there was a Fleury on the Mellon Arena ice. That’s nothing new. What was unusual about it, though, he wasn’t defending a goal – he was trying to shoot pucks into it. No, it wasn’t Marc-Andre Fleury, the Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender. It was his dad, Andre, who took part in the annual Penguins Adult Hockey Fantasy Camp.
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Break Time

Time for some dinner and a cocktail. Will be back in about an hour or so. The last hour before the trade deadline was quiet busy and I am glad this only happens once a year. I will update when I get back.

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Trades Keep On Coming

from TSN homepage,

Calgary Flames have traded Jason Weimer to New Jersey for a fourth-round pick. Florida has traded centre Petr Taticek to Pittsburgh for defenceman Ric Jackman.

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Kings Get Tim Jackman

via TSN,

Phoenix Coyotes trade forward Tim Jackman to the Los Angeles Kings for forward Yannick Lehoux.
Trades are still coming in, it is my understanding they are a bit backed up at the NHL offices.

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Svatos Out For The Year

from the Colorado Avalanche,

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced Thursday that after further examination done yesterday morning in Denver, it was determined that rookie forward Marek Svatos suffered a shoulder injury that will sideline him for the remainder of the season. Svatos suffered the injury during the first period of last Saturday’s game in Dallas.
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Two More Trades

both via TSN,

New York Islanders trade Oleg Kvasha to the Phoenix Coyotes for a third-round pick. Phoenix also trades centre Jamie Lundmark to Calgary for a draft pick.

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Weinrich To Vancouver

via Sportsnet, Weinrich goes to Canucks, no return information yet. update 3:43pm, St. Louis gets a 3rd rounder and a prospect.

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Willie Mitchell To Dallas

via TSN homepage,

The Minnesota Wild have traded defenceman Willie Mitchell and a second-round pick to the Dallas Stars for defencemen Shawn Belle and Martin Skoula.

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Jim Dowd To Colorado

via TSN homepage, Colorado has added Jim Dowd from Chicago for a fourth-round pick.

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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