Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Trade deadline wrap-up, Part 4

Part 4:

The Phoenix Coyotes traded goalie Mikael Tellqvist to the the Buffalo Sabres for a 4th round pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired defenceman Andy Wozniewski from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for blueliner Danny Richmond.

The New York Islanders traded forward Bill Guerin to the Pittsburgh Penguins for a conditional draft pick. The draft pick that Pittsburgh gives up will start as a fifth-round pick. If Pittsburgh makes the playoffs, it increases to a fourth-rounder. If they get to the second round, it becomes to a third round pick. Brochu's take: Finally! Guerin's saga is finally over today. It would seem that the Capitals had pulled out of the deal early on, and that's why it's dragged on.

Patrick O'Sullivan was originally shipped along with a second round draft pick in 2009 from the Los Angeles Kings to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for forward Justin Williams. Brochu's take: This trade had been rumored late last night.

The ‘Canes then turned around and dealt O'Sullivan and the draft pick they received from the King to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Erik Cole and a 5th round pick in 2009. Brochu's take: Cole never really panned out in Edmonton, as he unable to match his stats from his Carolina days.

The Edmonton Oilers also acquired forward Ales Kotalik from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for a 2nd round pick in 2009. Brochu's take: Wait, the Sabres and Oilers made a deal? So much for the frostiness between the two teams since the Thomas Vanek offer sheet affair. Mind you, Kevin Lowe is no longer the Oilers GM.

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