Will do. I take part in drafts on other sites, and am among the most active participants in those. I am the anti-Sather, so horrible free agent signings will have to be put on the shoulder's of other GM's.
How quickly will the season be simmed?
That is completely TGs call. I am more than willing to help out with the draft, FA signings, and approval of trades, but things like that belong to him. At this point I figure the more time the better, because it is still difficult to tell, how the season is going to shape up. For instance, I really don't see Detroit missing the playoffs (or Toronto going 0-10-72, though its possible).
At the same time, keeping people busy is key in these games, so it won't be too long. Suffice to say that there is still a ton to do (i.e. I have only seen like 7 FAs re-sign) so it probably won't occur for at least 4 to 5 days, and we still have a ton of empty teams. If you have any people on here that you think would be good (reliable, but not insane), send them a pm to join.
Confirmed. The Leafs are very happy to acquire a good young winger in Grabner, and a good prospect in Rodin. This year we do not have any picks in the top 60. We feel that Rodin helps cover that gap. Its sad to see Poni go, but this is a trade we think will help us in the present, and in the future. We wish Poni luck in Vancouver.
1st Round Pick In 2010
Blockbuster deal, sending Brent Burns and Owen Nolan to the San Jose Sharks for a package of Ryane Clowe, Douglas Murray, Logan Couture, Tyson Sexsmith and 1st Round Pick in 2010.
"Burns is really going to make the San Jose Sharks a much better team, and make the defense one of the top of the league, and Owen Nolan is going back home to wear he wore the "C" and had the highlights of his career. Clowe brings in another top six forward, Murray brings in a tough defensive defeseman, Couture brings us a potential dynamo in the NHL and Sexsmith a reliable prospect in the making.
This was a hard trade for the Wild to do, but we beileve it's for the best. We wish the best of luck to Brent Burns and Owen Nolan.
There is no player we felt offers a better fit in terms of cap hit, position, and abilities than Brent Burns. Brent brings massive size, good defensive ability, exceptional skating, and a booming slap shot. The fact that he brings all of these at the age of only 25 has our organization very excited. Having a pair of tutors in Dan Boyle and Rob Blake, offers him excellent opportunity to further develop as a player. We are ecstatic to acquire him, even if we may have overpaid. Losing Couture and the 1st certainly hurts the future, but Burns age makes up for it, as we know he is a key part of our long term plans. Murray and Clowe represented losses in terms of grit, but we feel Nolan and Burns do a more than adequate job of replacing them.
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CHI 1st Round Pick In 2010
Another trade with the Stars as the Blackhawks acquire defenseman Trevor Daley and goaltender Marty Turco from the Dallas Stars in exchange for overpaid defenseman Brian Campbell, prospect Dylan Olsen and a 1st Round Pick in 2010.
Turco will be on the goaltender depth chart with Christobal Huet, Antti Neimi and Corey Crawford, With Huet on the block and most likely being traded, Neimi will learn from Turco once the hawks make the playoffs. Brian Campbell has a horrid contract and Dallas was in desperation for defenseman.
"It really helps clear cap space for our young upcoming RFA's (Teows, Kane, Keith, Ladd, Skille etc), as we get less and less money of the cap, we feel we will be alright cap wise."
The Dallas Stars would like to confirm a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks.
To Dallas: Brian Campbell, Dylan Olsen, Chicago’s 1st round pick in 2010
To Chicago: Marty Turco, Trevor Daley
Marty Turco has been an important member of the Dallas Stars for many years, but the time to move on has come. A complete makeover of team philosophy with Joe Nieuwendyk and Marc Crawford has seen the team evolve into an offensive force. Dallas has 6 forwards with close to a PPG, and the team needs a top level point producing defenseman. The days of defense first are behind the Dallas Stars.
Similar to the trade that brought Brad Richards to the Stars, Dallas is jumping at the chance to add a top offensive defenseman from a team with an unfortunate financial situation. Dallas has the cap space to make this move, and with the imminent sell of the Texas Rangers, they have the money.
In addition to Campbell, the Stars add Dylan Olsen and a 2010 first round pick. Olsen was a player the Stars coveted in the 2009 draft, and they were disappointed to see him off the board so soon. Fortunately, this trade allows Dallas to bring him into the fold.