To San Jose with conditional 1st round draft pick for Alexander Korolyuk and Jim Fahey. Well, now we know that the value of a $3MM cap hit is a conditional first round pick. Lou and Dean Lombardi (while he was at San Jose) had been buddies for many years and apparently he has kept that line of communication open. Also assume $$ going west. Nice salary cap end run but at a stiff cost.
Everyone figured as much. And with the Western Conference barely seeing the Eastern in regular season matches anymore, I expect more and more cross coast deals. There are almost like two different leagues now.
SJ dumped some contracts off it's rolls and purchased a 1st round pick (with actually no money, as Malahkov won't be paid this season).
At least this is the beginning of the end of Devil cap related threads. It means it's time for real hockey...