Wednesday, June 28, 2006
A wop bop a loomba a wop bop bam.
I'm not from Edmonton so my first question is this - is Jim Matheson a credible hockey writer? Or is he Stan Fischler?
Because his column today looks at possible returns the Oilers might get for the guy I promised to never post about, oh, about two Pronger posts ago.
If this guy is not a quack, things look pretty good.
He eliminates a pile of teams including the Blues (sorry Lauren) based on their Cap room, the fact that they are divisional rivals, the fact that they do not need Pronger and so on ...
Here are the teams and some of the possibilities. I like it!
Philadelphia - Gagne but if not then he sees a deal including Pitkanen, Carter and either Esche or Niitymaki
Rangers - Lundqvist, Mark Staal, Prucha
Florida - Bouwmeester and Horton or Weiss
Toronto - Kaberle and Steen (I presume this would be a starting point because I would not make this one)
LA - Frolov and Dustin Brown, Visnovsky
Buffalo - Biron, Drew Stafford (prospect) and a young forward or two (Tim Connolly)
San Jose - Michelek, Carle or Hannan and a keeper (depending if they deal Toskela to Ottawa as rumoured)
Chicago - some of their young D - Seabrook, Barker, Keith - Ruutu would be ideal but he is always injured
Phoenix - Doan and Ballard although apparently they are after Chara
Columbus - Zherdev, Denis, Brule, Picard, Fritsche (some, not all of these, I would think)
Interesting to see goaltenders part of so many of these deals.
I was stumping for a similar Philly deal on another thread - if that was the deal they made I would be pretty goddamn happy.
All comes back to Matheson's credibility - is he? Or is he a hopeless fan? Anyone?
Posted by Black Dog at 9:27 AM