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Halpern To Kings

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Jeff Halpern of Tampa goes to the Kings per Bob McKenzie on TSN.

added 1:45pm, via Elliotte Friedman tweet,

Halpern deal is for Purcell and a 3rd—according to Tim Wharnsby

Filed in: NHL Teams, Los Angeles Kings, Tampa Bay Lightning, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: jeff+halpern

Mathieu Schneider To Phoenix

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via Nick Kypreos tweet, NHL trade.

D-man Matt Schneider fro Van on his way to Phoenix.

Filed in: NHL Teams, d, Vancouver Canucks, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: mathieu+schneider

Avs/Yotes Trade

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via Adrian Dater tweet,

(Peter) Mueller and Kevin Porter to Avs for Wolski is official. Done

added 1:01pm,

DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has acquired forwards Peter Mueller and Kevin Porter from the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for forward Wojtek Wolski.

“Peter is a skilled young player who has a tremendous upside,” said Avalanche General Manager Greg Sherman.  “We feel he will be an important addition to our lineup.”

“Kevin will add more depth up front,” added Sherman.  “He spent some extended time in the NHL last season and we look forward to having him join our organization.” 


Filed in: NHL Teams, d, Colorado Avalanche, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: kevin+porter, peter+mueller, wojtek+wolski

Yan Stastny To Vancouver

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via Bob McKenzie tweet,

Vancouver acquires Yan Stastny. Confirmed.

for Cedric Labrie

Filed in: NHL Teams, St. Louis Blues, Vancouver Canucks, | KK Hockey | Permalink

Scott Walker Goes From Carolina To Washington

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via Nicj Kypreos tweet,

Scott Walker to Wash for late pick.

It is a 7th round pick.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Carolina Hurricanes, Washington Capitals, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: scott+walker

Aaron Ward To Ducks

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via Chip Alexander tweet,

Ward to Anaheim for fourth-rounder and goalie Justin Pogge

added 12:33pm,

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has acquired defenseman Aaron Ward from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for goaltender Justin Pogge and a fourth-round selection in either the 2010 or 2011 NHL Entry Draft. The fourth-round pick from Anaheim was acquired yesterday from Boston in exchange for defenseman Steven Kampfer.

“Aaron Ward brings valuable experience and is a proven winner with three Stanley Cup championships,” said Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray. “We are pleased to bring him on board.”



Filed in: NHL Teams, Anaheim Ducks, Carolina Hurricanes, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: aaron+ward, justin+pogge

Panthers trade Seidenberg to Bruins

Blog: KK Hockey By Tony

From TSN’s Bob McKenzie’s Tweet:

Full deal: Boston acquires Seidenberg and Bartowski from Fla for Craig Weller, Byron Bitz and a 2nd round pick.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Boston Bruins, Florida Panthers, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: nhl-hockey

Leafs trade Martin Skoula to Devils

Blog: KK Hockey By Tony

Per TSN’s Bob McKenzie’s Tweet:

Martin Skoula to New Jersey is confirmed. Done.

added 11:20am:  Leafs get a 2010 5th round pick in return.

Filed in: NHL Teams, New Jersey Devils, Toronto Maple Leafs, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: new+jersey+devils, nhl-hockey, toronto+maple+leafs

Morris Headed To Phoenix Again

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via Bob McKenzie tweet,

Derek Morris to Phoenix from Boston , pending trade call.

added 10:35am, Bruins receive a 2011 4th round pick in return.

added 11:45am,

GLENDALE, ARIZONA —Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have acquired defenseman Derek Morris from the Boston Bruins in exchange for a conditional draft choice in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

“We are very excited to have brought Derek Morris back to the Coyotes organization,” said Maloney. “Derek is a talented, versatile defenseman who will strengthen our blueline. His leadership and tenacity will be welcomed in our dressing room.”


Filed in: NHL Teams, d, Boston Bruins, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: derek+morris

I NOW Consider Sidney Crosby A Hall Of Famer

Blog: The Puck Stops Here By PuckStopsHere

I think the Olympic performance of two players cemented them in as Hall of Famers, regardless of anything that happens in the future of their careers.  Yesterday, I wrote about Jarome Iginla.  In the comments section, I was asked about the other one - Sidney Crosby.  I didn’t address why he was not on my Hall of Fame list yesterday, because in fact he is.  I wanted to have separate posts for Iginla and Crosby - and at this point I feel Iginla has a slightly better Hall of Fame case so I wrote his first.

Sidney Crosby has been in the NHL for four and two thirds seasons approximately.  This is a rather short tenure to have a Hall of Fame career, but he has done it.  In that time, Crosby has a Hart and Art Ross Trophy.  He has a Stanley Cup victory.  He now has an Olympic victory, where he scored the gold medal winning goal.

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