Why lol @ Garth. The Islanders season was over when Streit & Okposo went down. He acquired Wizniewski for a 3rd round DP, had him play for 35 games, and then got a 2nd & a 5th for him.
While I don't like going with an totally overmatched team - why move Wiz now? He'd have similiar value in a couple of months at the trade dealine, and the Isle would at least have a legit 2nd pair guy on the roster.
not bad deal for the isles - they get the 50th pick next year + a 5th. habs get another puck-mover who will play the pp. i suspect gauthier is not done. pouliot could be getting dealt - or kostitsyn...would love to see spacek dealt for a pick..but most likely weber gets sent down. to the poster talking about habs resigning markov?
they will. hammerlik and gill's 10 million come off books at end of year - and they may deal spacek. gauthier's task is to turn habs D young like gainey did with forwards two years ago.
From a ducks fan to isles fans that are pissed about this trade, wiz is a pain in the *** with contract negotiations. He wants too much money for a too short of term. In all honesty if he didn't get traded within the next couple weeks he would end up a free agent by July 1st. I was expecting a prospect at least coming back but oh well.
I love how people automatically know the ins and outs of whats going on within a team.
Is it not possible that Snow was trying to re-sign Wis to a long term deal and was rejected? Or Wis wanted way too much money for what he brings? This a lottery team, they have little need for a UFA defenseman that isn't staying, a second round pick isn't all that bad for Wis.