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03/03/2010

Deadline Day – Deal 13: Lee Stempniak to Phoenix

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — Joe Yerdon @ 3:09 PM

Trade:

Phoenix gets: Lee Stempniak

Toronto gets: 4th and 7th Round Draft picks

Analysis:

Phoenix adds a solid penalty killer and depth forward that makes Phoenix even more difficult to deal with in the playoffs.  Toronto adds some more draft picks to its collection. This deal is all about the Coyotes but the Maple Leafs will get the attention. The Coyotes are coming out of this deadline looking much nicer.

Deadline Day – Deal 2: Martin Skoula to New Jersey

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — Joe Yerdon @ 11:24 AM

Trade:

Toronto sends Martin Skoula to New Jersey for a 2010 5th round pick.

Analysis:

Toronto acquired Skoula from Pittsburgh last night as part of the Alexei Ponikarovsky deal, a salary dump player for the Penguins. Toronto had no room for Skoula as it was and they weren’t going to hang on to him anyways.  New Jersey gets a puck moving defenseman that head coach Jacques Lemaire knows very well and likes a lot. New Jersey could use some NHL-experienced depth at defense so the deal makes perfect sense for both sides.

Nothing really to see here, move along.

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