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Deadline Day – Deal 12: Jurcina Back To Washington

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — Joe Yerdon @ 3:00 PM


Washington gets: defenseman Milan Jurcina

Columbus gets:  6th Round pick


The Capitals just dealt Jurcina in late December in the deal that also sent Chris Clark to the Blue Jackets in exchange for Jason Chimera. The fact that the Capitals are now re-acquiring Jurcina could mean that the asking price for other defensemen they were looking at was too far over their head.  It’s a head-scratcher of a move for the Capitals because Jurcina is not good and is strictly a depth guy for the Caps.

Dumb, dumb, dumb deal which is made even dumber thanks to the revelation made by TSN’s Bob McKenzie on Twitter that Jurcina was just diagnosed with a sports hernia.  Perhaps this one just gets recalled.

Deadline Day – Deal 10: Raffi Torres to Buffalo

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — Joe Yerdon @ 2:29 PM


Buffalo gets: forward Raffi Torres

Columbus gets: defenseman Nathan Paetsch and a 2nd Round pick


Buffalo adds a sandpapery forward with a little scoring touch and a high energy guy in Torres. The guys on TSN love Torres but he’s a guy whose effect will be better felt come playoff time.  As for Nathan Paetsch, he fell out of favor with Lindy Ruff and he’s a middling defenseman that will come off the bench. The key here for Columbus was the draft pick even though the Blue Jackets could use all the blue line help they can get.  Sabres fans will go nuts for Torres’ style come playoff time.

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