I think only very few teams are interested in acquiring Jokinen. So if this is the best deal Maloney can get, I will take it. Jokinen will not have the pressure to carry the team in Calgary so I think he will be successful with Iginla.
Hope the 1st pick is in 2009.
With Prust on the team, the Coyotes can get rid of Fedoruk.
I like Lombardi, he is fast, can kill penalties, & can take faceoffs. The Flames have been waiting for 3 years for him to break out offensively but he hasn't been able to do it. Hopefully he can produce for the Coyotes next season but he is so versatile to play other part of the game too.
At least we'll get some laughs. Watching Maloney try to act like this was a good trade will be hilarious. The same goes for the Lombardi interview, where he'll have to act like he's happy to be coming to Phoenix.
Ha ha ha,Lombardi a stud,he was one of the softest players in Calgary who has never reached his supposed potential despite playing with their best players over several seasons.He is super fast but hardly a stud and has little finish around the net,probably why Calgary gave up on him.
Unfortunately that presumes there's a team out there that wants the next two years of Fedoruk's contract at $1m/year.
Agreed. Despite numerous posters wanting to dump Hale and Fedoruk, it's highly unlikely. I can't see anyone trading for either of them or picking them off waivers. And there's no way the Coyotes can afford to pay them to play in San Antonio.
Maybe it is a hockey deal. Maybe Jokinen is every bit the cancer he's been rumored to be. Maybe this team got better just by moving him.
Sure, but Lombardi + trash and a pick? I knew his trade value would not be what it was last summer and that the return would be disappointing... but if Maloney wanted to be rid of him this badly, he must be the advanced melanoma of locker rooms.
I like Lombardi, too. I've been calling for him to replace Reino for months. Not for Jokinen, though. Actually, screw Olli Jokinen. I don't like the idea of trading Ballard for Lombardi, I guess is what my real problem is. Oh well, at least Lombardi is a whole lot better looking than Jokinen. Maybe I can get my girlfriend to come to games with me again(she was not pleased when they dealt Ballard).