The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired goaltender Vesa Toskala and winger Mark Bell from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a conditional first round pick, a second-round pick in 2007 and a 2009 fourth-round pick
Looks like SJ are dumping salary so they can pick up Drury.
If Drury does go to San Jose how good does it make the Sharks???
its definitely interesting...if SJ gets drury they need to deal out marleau obviously, so the entire salary thing would make no sense INLESS they plan on doing more... i think SJ is going to become more of a player in the market this year, i think with this move, they gain a few good picks, while dealing away a goalie and a winger. I think we are going to see a good winger back in SJ.. or... i wouldnt be shocked at all to see nils ekman back in SJ cheap and he showed a TON of chemistry with thornton and cheechoo.. maybe that would get them rolling again..
on the other hand, Bell gives the blue shirts another big bodied forward who can score. he could flourish there, who knows but we all know he needed to get out of there ASAP... even if raycroft isnt great, they now got 2 damn good goalies... kinda ****** tho, they could have just had toskala and in 2-3 years landed Rask for starter and could learn from his fellow countryman... JFJ is still a idiot tho