There was a trade yesterday!
OFFICIAL TRADE: We've acquired Jeff Skinner from Carolina for forward Cliff Pu, a second-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, a third-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft and a sixth-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft. pic.twitter.com/cFZswscWLS— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) August 2, 2018
You said it EA. So, back during the mock draft I made an offer to Canes Country about Skinner:
Fine, off to suitor #2 we went. Jeff Skinner was the next target and an offer of #25, Andrew Nielsen, Josh Leivo or whatever Marlies you’d want. Again, we were left out in the cold since that was “a rebuilding trade” and the staff over at Canes Country figure they’re just a centre and a goalie away from being a proper team. Aren’t they all, though?
I wasn’t super far off, but they were. So, if you were the Leafs, what would be your equivalent for Skinner? Who’s our Pu?
This also makes me want the Leafs to look into the other players in that article:
What would the cost for Max Pacioretty be? Or Wayne Simmonds? Share your trade proposals down below.
Use that cap space Leafs!
Here are your links.
Rumor: Rangers linked to Sergei Shumakov - Blueshirt Banter
The Rangers are looking at another free agent European winger
Carolina Hurricanes trade Jeff Skinner to Buffalo Sabres for Cliff Pu, draft picks - Canes Country
Carolina acquires Cliff Pu and three draft picks for longtime face of the franchise.
Jason Botterill complete his retooling of the Sabres top six forwards with the Skinner trade - Die By The Blade
Jason Botterill promised changes back in April and we got another big move here in August with the acquisition of Jeff Skinner
Down Goes Brown: Eight traded NHL stars who didn't want to go
Every now and then, we see something similar in the NHL. Most big hockey deals are pulled off with at least some cooperation from the player, and some are outright forced by a star who wants to be elsewhere. But occasionally, a star is traded against his will. Here are eight times it happened, and how it worked out for everyone involved.
Throwback Thursday: April Fools for Montreal - All About The Jersey
Today I take a look back at my personal favorite goal from this past New Jersey Devils season and one that wound up being very important to the team qualifying for the playoffs.
Golden Knights, William Karlsson $3 million apart in arbitration salary filings, per report - Knights On Ice
Golden Knights, William Karlsson far apart in arbitration salary filings, per report
Calgary Flames Waive Troy Brouwer - Last Word on Hockey
The Flames intend to buy out the remaining two years of his contract.
NHL CONCUSSION LITIGATION: WHAT’S THE LIKELIHOOD OF SUCCESS FOR THE FORMER PLAYERS? - Lobster Hockey
National Hockey League Players’ Concussion Injury Litigation was denied class-action status by Judge Susan Nelson last week because of a lack of commonality between claims, forcing the former NHL players to pursue their claims against the NHL individually.
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