Saturday, March 11, 2006

The final trades of the Deadline....let the run begin!

Philadelphia gets: W Niko Dimitrakos
San Jose gets: a third round pickScott
Burnside's instant analysis: Bob Clarke, as is his wont at deadline time, is stockpiling forward depth for what he imagines will be a long playoff run. Although Dimitrakos had only 16 points in 45 games this season, the 26-year-old was a surprise contributor to the Sharks' run to the conference final in 2004 with nine points in 15 games.

Calgary gets: W Jamie Lundmark
Phoenix gets: a draft pickScott
Burnside's instant analysis: At one point this season, Wayne Gretzky had Lundmark quarterbacking the power play from the point as the Coyotes tried to resurrect the career of a player taken ninth overall in 1999. With the Coyotes' playoff hopes all but extinguished, it will be up to Calgary coach Darryl Sutter to coax more production out of Lundmark. The Flames, like the Senators, coveted Olli Jokinen, and Lundmark is a huge step down from that level of player. Still, the Edmonton native has lots of tools. Now if he could only find them.

Edmonton gets: LW Sergei Samsonov
Boston gets: C Marty Reasoner, C Yan Stastny, a second-round pick
Scott Burnside's instant analysis: If ever there was a doubt that Edmonton's future is now, then this deal dispels that notion. Although Samsonov is injury-prone, he is a talent and will add a much-needed offensive element to an Oiler team that fancies itself a Cup contender. Samsonov didn't come cheaply, though, as Reasoner has shown flashes that he's a player in spite of his team-worst minus-12. Samsonov will be an unrestricted free agent this summer.

New Jersey gets: C/LW Jason Wiemer
Calgary gets: a fourth-round pick

Florida gets: D Ric Jackman
Pittsburgh gets: C Petr Taticek

Phoenix gets: W Yannick Lehoux
Los Angeles gets: forward Tim Jackman

Phoenix gets: LW/C Oleg Kvasha
Islanders get: a third-round pick

Vancouver gets: D Eric Weinrich
St. Louis gets: D Tomas Mojzis, a third round pick in 2006

Minnesota gets: D Shawn Belle, D Martin Skoula
Dallas gets: D Willie Mitchell, a second-round pick

Ottawa gets: C Tyler Arnason
Chicago gets: W Brandon Bochenski

Atlanta gets: D Steve McCarthy
Vancouver gets: a conditional pick in 2007

Detroit gets: D Cory Cross
Pittsburgh gets: a fourth-round pick in 2007


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