Avs Board - Official NHL Trade Deadline Transactions
Suppose this could be where we comment on the deals and such without getting the chaotic antics of the trade rumors board.
Anyhow, two deals so far today:
RW Rick Kozak
2005 2nd round pick
D Vladimir Malakhov
Nice deal for the Flyers despite giving up a good pick. Malakhov is definitely very talented and played well in the Cup victory for the Devils. Flyers have injury problems and solidify their defense corps.
D Chris Therien
2004 8th round pick
2005 3rd round pick
All I have to say is... and people thought we overpaid for Darby Hendrickson.
Therien's brutal and Flyers fans couldn't be happier.
Just went through. IMO Aulin's hype is starting to wear off. I think he was mostly a product of the Pierre Lacroix hype machine around the time LA chose him over Vrbata and Nedorost to complete the Blake trade. He'll certainly be given better opportunities to shine in Washington, but I guess we'll just hafta wait and see.
I think Malakhov was overpaid for personally--and I say that not knowing who the eff Rick Kozak is, or whether or not he's worth a dime.
The Minnesota Wild trade defenceman Brad Brown and sixth-round pick in 2005 to the Sabres in exchange for Buffalo's fourth-round pick in 2005, TSN has learned.
Considering what they've gotten for the other players they've dealt, I think this one favors Buffalo. They move down two rounds in the draft, and they get a gritty, NHL ready defenseman who at the very least will be serviceable as a filler.