Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Trade Deadline Open Thread

...And down the strech they come!

I thought it would be a good idea to put up an open thread to discuss anything and everything trade-related - rumors, breaking news, whatever. It's your thread - have at it.

Caps Trade Tracker Caps 2007 Draft Pick Tracker (by round)
  1. WSH, BUF
  2. WSH, NYI
  3. None
  4. WSH, NYR
  5. WSH
  6. OTT
  7. WSH, CGY

36 comments:

Tyler said...

Smolinski to the 'Nucks. That's one less possible Zubie destination

JP said...

Yeah, for a second round pick.

Tarik seems to think Zubie may come down to the wire. The fact that they're talking again makes me think it'll happen. My gut as of 5:30 Monday night? He stays.

Tyler said...

I think the Modin numbers make it MUCH more likely he stays. Tucker and Modin become the comparisons.

JP said...

It sounds like they're stuck on years, though, much moreso than dollars. If they're in the $3-$3.25 range, and one side says three years, the other says five... gee, I wish there was an easy, obvious compromise there.

Tyler said...

I gotta go with GMGM here. Why give Zubie more than three? I'd prefer that the compromise be three and last-year leverage via a no-trade clause or something.

JP said...

I dunno. I think if we fast-forward to the 2010-11 season and have Zubrus under contract at $3m per year, it might look like a bargain.

Anonymous said...

i hope youre right jp, i hope youre right

Anonymous said...

Just watching SportsNite....GMGM says one meeting left with Zubies agent tonight...they are hoping to keep him. Id love to know what Nycolat did to get in the dog house....but now thats Ottawas problem...

SgtD said...

So Caps fans - a Hawks fan has to ask:

Do you feel that Zubrus will be traded by tomorrow?

Tyler said...

OMG we just traded Nycholat for himself!

JP said...

VAN gets Sopel, so there goes Heward to the Canucks out the window.

JP said...

According to Larry Brooks (grain of salt, etc.):

"Glen Sather is said to have told potential trading partners that he’d consider trading Jagr if presented an offer that "'knocked him out.'"

You've got to think that by "knocked him out" he means "includes player(s) and/or rolls of stick tape." How interesting would that be, though?

JP said...

Early candidate for quote of the day (from the TSN.ca article on the Nycholat trade):

"No. 12

Author: realog

STEAL FOR OTT! proof that the capitals know nothing about hockey and will be losers forever! Sens are the only team to improve their team for the long term and today by using the trade deadline. While others overpay, the sens have just added a great player and ripped off the Caps."

Tyler said...

Man, who'd have guessed that there were Pens fans on the OTT boards?

JP said...

I was wondering how the Sens "improve their team for the long term" by picking up a career minor-leaguer who's a UFA at year's end.

JP said...

TSN.ca and Sportsnet.ca are sloooooooow. Every Canadian citizen must be on one of those two sites.

JP said...

JP's gut feeling update: Zubie's gone (subject to change, but I think he's histoire).

SgtD said...

TFP reports Zubrus is asking - 5yrs, 17M?! Oh - he will definitly be gone!

Tyler said...

TSN is slow with updates anyway. IMHO Spector & Kukla's are better.

JP said...

And you can always watch TSN's coverage via streaming video here.

FAUXRUMORS said...

1) Hard to guage what the potential return would be. The Caps do NOT need more draft picks unless those picks are used later to land an actual NHL player.
2) The VC it will have a strange feel without any players with a Z on thier backs in the line up.

FAUXRUMORS said...

1) latest rumor is Zubrus to the Isles to join Zednik? For a 1st rounder.
2) Would have preferred a young player like Neilsson or Bergenheim along with a pick IF this report has any validity

Anonymous said...

zubrus/eminger to rangers

details to come

Anonymous said...

if we get the same thing for zubrus that stlouis just got for guerin, we are F-ING IDIOTS!!

Anonymous said...

For Jagr? LOL

JP said...

Where's Tyler to straighten out the Anonymice?

Rage said...

Seriously, that analogy from before was awesome. Tyler, JP just got Drury'd. Where's the help?

Anonymous said...

Now Eklund is saying Zubie to the Ducks

Anonymous said...

Zubie to Buffalo for 1st rounder and a prospect

Tyler said...

Thx.

I hear it's gonna be Zubie for Hrdina. But I've been hearing that for four years, so who knows.

Anonymous said...

Jiri Novotny. A center who may fit well with AO. Nice job GMGM!

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JP said...

Vogs says one more trade got in before the deadline... stay tuned.

Buffalo Fan here said...

Japers, nice blog. I stumbled upon this while on the Caps message boards.

I would like to just chime in and ask you all questions and possibly answer some of yours(since I dont have a real account with your forums).

First of all, is Zubrus more suited for Center or RW? Is he solid defensively? Good locker room guy? Physical?

And I would like to point out that Novotny doesn't have much potential for the NHL sadly. I had such high hopes for him and really wished he would make it. But to be honest, he won't last in the NHL past 26/27 years old. He's just not cut out for it. Poor work ethic and a bit lazy.

JP said...

Hey, thanks for stopping by. To answer your questions (in my humble opinion):

* better suited at RW
* very solid defensively
* good locker room guy
* not nearly as physical as you'd want for a guy with his size

Tyler said...

He's not physical in the sense he doesn't seek guys out, but he is physical in the sense that he uses his body and his frame effectively along the boards or while carrying the puck.

Defensively conscious: For teams that play a forward high in the offensive zone, he's a perfect plug-in.

And Buffalo could use him on the PK, which the Caps didn't.