Your Trade Deadline Primer

Kent Wilson
March 01 2010 03:06PM

With the Olympics over and the trade deadline a mere two days away, today feels a bit like the eye of the storm. Flames Nation has a number of Calgary focused articles in the hopper, but for now here's a general overview of what to expect on Wednesday.

Sellers - Who's Available:

Atlanta Thrashers - Colby Armstrong, Slava Kozlov, Max Afinogenov

Carolina Hurricanes  - Aaron Ward, Ray Whitney, Scott Walker, Joe Corvo

Columbus Blue Jackets- Raffi Torres, Fred Modin

Edmonton OIlers - Everybody over the age of 25

Florida Panthers - Rostislav Olesz, Radek Dvorak, Jordan Leopold, Dennis Seidenberg, Kamil Kreps

New York Islanders - Doug Weight, Andy Sutton, Martin Biron, Richard Park

St. Louis Blue - Paul Kariya, Keith Tkachuk, Darryl Sydor

Toronto Maple Leafs - Alexei Ponikarovsky, Lee Stempniak, Wayne Primeau, Tomas Kaberle (?)

Buyers - Wants/needs:

Anaheim Ducks - offensive depth

Boston Bruins - offensive impact player, veteran defender

Calgary Flames - Offensive impact player, back-up goalie

Chicago Blackhawks - Established goaltender

Dallas Stars - Offensive and defensive depth

Detroit Red Wings - Offensive depth

Los Angeles Kings - Offensive depth, goaltending

Montreal Canadiens - Impact forwards, offensive depth

Nashville - Impact forwards, offensive depth

Ottawa - Defensive depth

Philadelphia - Goaltending

Reading the tea leaves on trade deadline day is tough. There are always a few obvious moves, but they are typically surrounded by a litany of trades that would have been nearly impossible to predict. In addition, sometimes sellers will deal with each other as long as their haves/needs matchup and they aren't direct rivals. As such, this handy "cheat sheet" isn't exhaustive, but it does give one the lay of the land.

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#1 Wanye
March 01 2010, 03:25PM
Trash it!

Anyone over 25 huh Kent? Sounds good up here!

*looks WAAAAAAAY down the standings to find the Oilers nods in agreement with the statement above*

#3 Wanye
March 01 2010, 10:01PM
Trash it!
Kent Wilson wrote:

There goes Grebeshkov, who was juuussst over the 25 mark.

In goat years Grebs was 1,564 years old.

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