NHL Trade Deadline: Tuesday Trade Tracker
We’ll update this post throughout the day Tuesday as trades happen in the NHL.
Vancouver Canucks acquire center Derek Roy from Dallas for a second round pick and defenseman Kevin Connauton.
Boston Bruins acquire forward Jaromir Jagr from Dallas for Lane MacDermid, Cody Payne and a conditional second-round pick.
UPDATE (4 pm CT): Montreal acquires defenseman Davis Drewiske from Los Angeles for Montreal’s fifth round pick in the 2013 Draft.
UPDATE (5:30 pm CT): the New York Rangers acquire forward Ryane Clowe from the San Jose Sharks for New York’s second round pick in the 2013 Draft, a third round pick originally belonging to the Florida Panthers in the the 2013 Draft and a conditional future second round pick; the future picks is conditional either on Clowe on re-signing or the Rangers winning two playoff series. If neither of those conditions is met, the pick becomes a fifth rounder.
41 thoughts on “NHL Trade Deadline: Tuesday Trade Tracker”
sharp, roy, kane woulda looked pretty good
I wish I had faith in SB. I have the feeling they’re taking a gamble by not doing any moves and it’s going to come out bad.
BSJ- 2010 didn’t see a “big move” and that ended ok… so like you said, its a gamble, but hopefully it ends the same way
The question on the table would be is this supporting cast good enough to play the way the supporting cast of 2010 did?
Saad, Bickell, Stalberg, Bolland (as a 2C), Shaw
Ladd, Buff, Versteeg, Brouwer, Bolland (as a 3C)
Certainly both of those guys are flawed and just rentals, but those packages in return are pretty darn light (especially if Pitt gets bounced in the first two rounds). None of the 3 prospects are top 10 guys and all have the ceiling of 4th line/third pairing.
While it “feels” like it should be a sellers market, those packages (and Iginla’s) are pretty uninspiring. Too bad the Hawks don’t have a second round pick this year (although I think it was well spent on Oduya).
I think Vancouver overpaid for Roy, but that’s the way it goes, I guess. Is there any truth to the rumor that Dallas asked for TT and Fournier for Jagr? If so, then I’m glad Bowman shot that down. Good luck to Jagr in Boston, but the Bruins have to hope that Jagr doesn’t hit that late season rundown he had last year just in time for the playoffs.
to Tim G’s comment, let’s not forget that Bolland had back surgery and only played 39 regular season games in 2009-10. If we’re looking to draw an accurate comparison, we should look at Versteeg, Ladd, Byfuglien & Brouwer vs. Stalberg, Saad, Shaw and Bickell.
With that being said, this team isn’t the 2010 champions. It’s a different league now, with a shrinking cap. That cannot be ignored.
to AC’s rumor of Dallas wanting Fournier & TT for Jagr: the Hawks trading away two prospects that don’t have an entry-level contract yet doesn’t seem to add up…
Very true Tab! It is a much different league, and i wasnt trying to directly compare the 2 groups… it was more of a “comparison of what they bring to the team”. The energy and output that group gave to that team, can this group provide the same level of support to this team. We know that Kane/Toews/Hossa/Sharp can be stars on any given night… But most champions need that secondary group to be special at one time or another.
As to beat the dead horse, I know people are worried about the 2C spot. And yes, it would be great to have a true 2C… but when i really think about it… if we have a healthy Sharp, and Kane playing like this… DOES IT MATTER WHO THE CENTER IS?
It should be a good stretch run….
Lets go Hawks!
Any guesses on Bozak from the Leafs? Seems very un-Bowmany of a trade (dumping Ice Hogs) but the doofus at ESPN has the rumor printed.
Would love to see Bozak… but don’t see it happening. He’ll be expensive to keep as a UFA this summer, and Toronto will ask for a pretty good price to get him.
Fournier was a consensus 1st rounder before his injury, which hes shown hes completely overcome and TT was a consensus top half of the 1st rounder before the draft went defense nutso and he fell to the Hawks.
Lane MacDermid is essentially Brandon Bollig and Cody Payne was a 5th round pick who is hopefully going to be the next Shawn Thornton (granted he has done well since the draft).
So, Fournier + TT>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>MacDermind+Payne
Throwing in a back of the second round (or back of the first round) pick doesn’t come close to bridging the gap between those prospect packages.
In other words, take everything you read on hockeybuzz with a grain of salt.
… or don’t view hockeybuzz as anything more than pure entertainment reading…
Think the Leafs would take Bollig, Carbomb, and a draft pick for Bozak?
I’m not a big fan of Bozak – Not sure he is much of an upgrade from what is on the team right now. As has been posted by many folks previously, I’d like to see Kruger get a shot on the 2nd line, move Bolland to the 3rd line and then mix and match on the 4th with Handzus as the centerman to take D-zone F/O’s. Barring any more moves that is…
Bolland might be better on the 3rd line because that line cycles more in the offensive zone. Kane ad libs so much that a center who isn’t as creative offensively may have trouble keeping up with him (i.e. like Bolland). I wonder if Kruger can keep up with Kane too…I like Hossa on the first line, but damn, Toews and Kane have some chemistry…
Peter – I think Kruger can because he will dig in the corners, is smart with his positioning, and is responsible defensively.
Peter, are you suggesting Shaw as the 2C or moving him down to 4C??
Unfortunately for Shaw, he is going to shift to a 4th line wing when everyone is healthy and Handzus plays or be the #4C when Handzus sits. Carcillo and Mayers should be our healthy scratches each game. I never would have dreamed of moving Shaw even two weeks ago, but since he was sick that line isn’t clicking like it was. Kruger should be the #2 C. Bolland should be given time to gel with Bickell and Stalberg before the playoffs. Handzus/Shaw should center the 4th line. Here are my healthy lines:
20-Handzus-81 yes Hands is slow– but Hoss and Saad have speed to burn and create their own chances
wouldn’t mind seeing Morin play against 4th liners w/ 2 centers like 16-36…
I like your way of thinking with the lines Wall. Would you consider leaving Bick, Shaw and Stalberg together on the 3rd line and skating Bolland at wing on the 4th line?
I think I would like to see Morin as a second line center… With his style of play as well as his ability, I think he could work well with Sharp and Kane… I really like the speed and grit that the current third line plays with, I like them together…
I like Bolland a lot and think he is one of the best as a third line center, but if Ribeiro really is on they trade block, maybe send the Caps Bolland and either a couple picks or a prospect and a pick for him… Possibly Olsen as I know the Caps need blueline depth…. Ribeiro might fit nicely between Kane and Sharp…
I wish SB had a sense of urgency. But that’s just my thinking.
Why does he need to show a sense of urgency? Record indicates they are the cream of the crop. I really am just not understanding why people NEED Bowman to make a move. He addressed one of the teams biggest weaknesses. Who do you want to replace Bolland? Someone else that can’t win draws and is even smaller?
Let’s look at trades so far.
Iginla: PICKED the Pens.
Roy: Small, just as bad at faceoffs as Bolland, injury prone (just like Bolland!), no real use on the PP on the Hawks, expiring contract.
Morrow: Bottom 6 Wing. Has the “grit” that everyone wants but is he an upgrade?
Jagr: Right wing in his 40’s. Would only be able to crack Hawks top 6 if he switched to Left wing and Sharp went to C. Could he help the Power play? Maybe… but probably not.
Clowe: Another RW that has been struggling beyond comprehension. No thanks.
All of the D-Men that have been traded: Are any of them an upgrade? Did you want to take on Bouwmeester’s 6.8m cap hit? Douglas Murray? Are any of them an actual upgrade?
Hawks needed a big Center that can win draws and that is exactly what they got.
I too think that the Hawks got a big center who could win faceoffs. However, he is not going to play 2nd line center.
And I am not saying Stan missed out on anyone who would be an upgrade over anyone we have. We just will still have the 2nd line issue, but now Toews will get to take 5 less draws a night.
Peter he may not play 2nd line center he may play between Shaw and Frolik on the 4th line. However, that is a massive upgrade in talent surrounding him then what was put out there with in San Jose.
If Zeus plays in between Shaw and Frolik on the 4th line and we rolls the lines a little more evenly, say 13-15 mins a night for the 4th line I bet he’d be darn close to a point a night guy. I know I am gonna get flamed for that…
Per Blackhawks official Twitter:
“Blackhawks have moved forward Philippe Paradis to Tampa Bay in exchange for rights to defenseman Kirill Gotovets (Cornell).”
Well he has never been a point a game player except for one year back in 03-04. So him scoring ain’t going to happen. He will win face offs at a better clip other then Toews, that is for sure.
But if you’re putting him on the 4th line with Shaw I’m guessing you want Bolland on the 3rd and Kruger on the 2nd. To me that makes no sense. So while the 4th might be a little better the 3rd is weaker and you’ve put a lot of undo pressure on Kruger to lead the 2nd line.
I hope your correct, but I feel a big fail coming this way.
Adapt or die. This team has obvious flaws that have been exposed in the games they’ve lost. It’s arrogant and ignorant on SB’s part to think we don’t need to upgrade our weak spots. And JS, he hasn’t improved the team with any trades thus far. Handzus doesn’t fix the 2nd line center issue.
Who does fix the second line center issue, Mox? What expiring contract fixes the second line center issue? You think Ribero is the miracle cure? He sucks at faceoffs, is having a career year (look at his shooting %, it will normalize), and is tiny. You want Antoine Vermette? Name sounds super sexy, numbers very similar to Bolland.
Sharp said he is willing to play Center when he comes back. Does that fix the second line center issue?
If you don’t think Handzus improves the team you might be the ignorant one.
The general consensus seems to be…
Hanzus is Ok. He gives the Hawks some size, depth, and someone who can win a faceoff besides Cpt. Serious…
… BUT he’s not the 6’5″ 245 lb, Faceoff Winning, Speed Demon, 2-Way, 2nd line Centreman that we REALLY need.
What’s that you say? There was nobody like that available? That’s no excuse. LOL
I say any help is good help, especially when it ‘only’ cost us a 4th rounder. Yes, we could miss out on a player like Shaw, but the Blackhawks have an abundance of 3rd, 4th line prospects in the system.
Hopefully Handzus is rejuvenated by coming to the Blackhawks and a chance to play for a Stanley Cup.
RE: “Sharp said he is willing to play Center when he comes back. Does that fix the second line center issue?” (JS)
Did he really say that? It actually WOULD solve our problems, as Sharp was top 10 in the league for faceoffs the year the hawks’ won the Cup (god, I love saying that).
The answer @ 2nd line centre, IS on the roster, & it IS Sharp. The problem has always been with Sharpie not wanting to play Centre because he believes that he is a better winger, and that his specialty is scoring goals.
The funny thing is… Sharpie is a ‘streaky’ shooter, so when he inevitably hits cold spells with his goal scoring, he starts pressing. There is no reason for it. He is at his best when he is all around the puck, setting up others, playing a 2-way game, and yet keeping the defense honest with his shot.
If Sharpie were to step into the 2nd line Centre role, own it, & run with the job… not only would it solve the Blackhawks most pressing need, but I really believe that it would be the best thing for Sharp and could elevate his game another notch to the level of Teowser’, Kaner’, & Big Hoss’. The Hawks could fill the 2nd line wing much easier than the C.
How about Gustad
Not an expiring contract and much more of a 3C.
Steve Ott, Derek Roy, to name a few JS. Handzus is past his prime. While he is good at face offs, hrs mediocre at best at everything else. Taking a step forward, two steps back.
So, according to Mox, the Blackhawks took 2 steps back by… not taking anything off their NHL roster, but by adding a veteran center who can win faceoffs? OK…
Not what I meant Tab. They needed a 2nd center. Is that where Handzus will play? If so, I think that’s an overall downgrade to that line. While he’s better than Bolland at face offs, he isn’t better than Bolland on just about every other aspect of the game. I know Bolland has had a rough year, but this isn’t exactly the Handzus that played in Chicago previously. He’s lost some ability. So while you’re gaining an edge in face offs, you’re sacrificing quite a bit by making that swap. Is that unfair to assume?
Steve Ott was not available, or if he was it was at too high of a price. He’s also not a 2C.
And if you think Derek Roy is a major upgrade over Bolland… he isn’t. MAYBE a slight upgrade but he is too small to play on a line with Kane, can’t win faceoffs, and makes Kane look like a Selke winner.
Handzus isn’t meant to take the 2C. He’s a depth center acquisition that helps the Hawks with their biggest glaring statistcal weakness, faceoffs.
How does a depth center help them is my question/concern? What line do you put him on?
4th line. Plays the pivot. Takes faceoffs and then moves to wing.
Band aid for a bullet wound. Just hard to believe that’s the best that could be done.