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Vancouver Picks up Brent Sopel

02/26/2007 at 9:44pm EST
Vancouver Canucks acquire Brent Sopel from the Los Angeles Kings for a pair of draft picks. More details to come. (Source -- TSN text message update.)Update 4:50pm PT:TSN confirms both the Sopel deal and the Bryan Smolinski deal discussed earlier:
The Vancouver Canucks jumped the deadline in acquiring former Canuck Brent Sopel from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for a 2nd and 4th round draft pick.In addition Vancouver added veteran centre Bryan Smolinski from the Chicago Blackhawks for a conditional 2nd round pick.The Canucks, considered a cap team were, able to manouver these trades by finally placing injured forward Ryan Kesler on long term injury.

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