Sharks and Avs Agree to a Blockbuster

BiLLY
01-14-2004, 10:52 AM
"Today is a great day to be a fan of the San Jose Sharks," said club general manager Billy Johnson during a press conference held early this afternoon. The club held the press conference to announce they had just recieved league approval on a monster deal with the Colorado Avalanche. Leaving the Sharks are centres Andy McDonald, Tyler Arnason and prospects Konstantin Korneev and Adrian Foster as well as an assortment of picks and cash. In return the Sharks recieve arguably the games best player in Peter Forsberg as well as young blueliner Anton Volchenkov. Johnson had the following comments on the deal:

"We are having a fantastic start to the year. The additions of both Forsberg and Volchenkov should only improve our clubs on ice performance. Although we add a significant amount of salary in this deal it was the opinion of our management team that a move like this was essential inorder to compete with teams like the Sens and Blues. We now have an excellent trio of centres in Forsberg, Yashin and Primeau as well as an improving blueline."

Johnson was also quick to point out that this deal was not easy for the club to make. He said "giving up a guy like Foster was very difficult because he was my ever draft pick and I am his biggest fan. Also we really like Andy McDonald and feel he has the potential to evolve into a Chris Drury/Steve Sullivan type player. But inorder to complete this deal their inclusion was necessary. I'd just like to wish all the players leaving San Jose all the best in Colorado".

islanders
01-14-2004, 01:33 PM
[QUOTE=BiLLY]"was the opinion of our management team that a move like this was essential inorder to compete with teams like the Sens and Blues.

Last time I saw, Washington was leading the East followed by New York Islanders and Boston. What do we have to do to get respect? :bow:

Hossa
01-14-2004, 02:24 PM
[QUOTE=BiLLY]"was the opinion of our management team that a move like this was essential inorder to compete with teams like the Sens and Blues.

Last time I saw, Washington was leading the East followed by New York Islanders and Boston. What do we have to do to get respect? :bow:

Beat the Canucks? :dunno:

Donga
01-14-2004, 04:18 PM
[QUOTE=BiLLY]"was the opinion of our management team that a move like this was essential inorder to compete with teams like the Sens and Blues.

Last time I saw, Washington was leading the East followed by New York Islanders and Boston. What do we have to do to get respect? :bow:

Please take note of what you wrote Hasnain. I point to the word "East". The only time the Isles start being a Eastern conference is when teams like CSKA Moskova, Frolunda, Tappara start joining the league. :teach:

islanders
01-14-2004, 06:18 PM
Beat the Canucks? :dunno:

Someone has to give false hopes to Canucks. :joker:

Donga
01-14-2004, 06:32 PM
Someone has to give false hopes to Canucks. :joker:

Beware of the first round upsets, just ask the senators and the Sharks. Honestly, if the lightning, wings and rangers can have a good cup run, I can't see why the Canucks can't do the same thing. Although, the nucks may not have the same depth as the teams that I've just mentioned.

islanders
01-14-2004, 06:46 PM
Beware of the first round upsets, just ask the senators and the Sharks. Honestly, if the lightning, wings and rangers can have a good cup run, I can't see why the Canucks can't do the same thing. Although, the nucks may not have the same depth as the teams that I've just mentioned.
They have to make the playoffs first before their run to Lord Stanley.

Donga
01-15-2004, 12:22 AM
They have to make the playoffs first before their run to Lord Stanley.

So do you... Just remember that the Canes are still mathematically possible to make the playoffs. So don't count me out just yet. :P

HFNHL Commish
01-15-2004, 04:49 AM
Please take note of what you wrote Hasnain. I point to the word "East". The only time the Isles start being a Eastern conference is when teams like CSKA Moskova, Frolunda, Tappara start joining the league. :teach:

Does anyone have a clue what the hell Dion is saying here??? :dunno:

godlh
01-15-2004, 05:29 AM
Does anyone have a clue what the hell Dion is saying here??? :dunno:

I'm not sure Dion konws what Dion was talking about here!...Dion, another rough night at the pub?

From one cellar dweller to another!
Eric

Andrew Chang-Sang
01-15-2004, 07:34 AM
Yeah....give 'em hell Hasnain....It's always about the Sens while the rest of us get ignored....I believe San Jose has already been one of the Caps' victims this year....

BiLLY
01-15-2004, 12:49 PM
The regular season means nothing. Correct me if I am wrong Andrew but wasn't it the Sharks who beat you the last time it mattered??? I think it was game 6 of Stanley Cup Finals two seasons ago...

islanders
01-15-2004, 12:54 PM
The regular season means nothing. Correct me if I am wrong Andrew but wasn't it the Sharks who beat you the last time it mattered??? I think it was game 6 of Stanley Cup Finals two seasons ago...

I agree Billy, but what has senators done in the playoffs. At least caps went to the final couple of seasons ago.

Andrew Chang-Sang
01-16-2004, 07:12 AM
Actually you are wrong Billy....you took me out in 7 games not 6 :joker:

Donga
01-18-2004, 04:50 AM
Matt (hic)... what u say (hic) .. (hic) speak up louder... (thud) (zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzz)

(*dreaming about being the god of wine*)