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Trade Deadline 09:Reviews Written by CMHL Media - March 22nd, 2009


As the 2009 Cmhl trade deadline approached,many Gm's thought it would be a slower than usual deadline,as the majority of the Eastern Conference teams are still in the playoff mix,and a potential trade could disrupt chemistry and cause a team to fall out of the race.These claims were proven wrong as 14 trades took place today.The following include:a list of the 14 trades that took place,and a deadline winners feature.That's all for deadline day 09.All of the opions here do not reflect the leagues standing on these deals,and are the writer's opions.

Deal #1:
David Vyborny
Jerrod Smithson, CMB 5th 09

Deal #2:
To Col:
CMB 4th 09,EDM 7th 09
To Tor:
Jamie Lundmark

Deal #3:
To Chi
Filip Kuba

To Col
Yann Sauve
Evgeni Dadonov

Deal #4:
To Tampa Bay:
D Ed Jovanovski
F Alex Tanguay
F Fredrik Sjostrom
F Angelo Esposito
4th in 2009
1M in bankroll

To Phoenix:
F Jere Lehtinen
F Peter Mueller
F Boyd Gordon
F Adam Hall
D Jordan Leopold
D Sean Hill

Deal #5:
To Detroit
Jiri Hudler
ATL 2nd 09
Carlo Coliaiacavo

To San Jose
Sergei Gonchar
Cody McLeod

Deal #6:
To Colorado
Alex Burrows
Corey Trivino

To New Jersey
Mike Van Ryn
Ryan Hollweg
Ben Smith
NYR 1st Rounder 2009

Deal #7:
Petr Nedved

To NJ:
Brendan Mikkelson
Van 4th in 2010

Deal #8:
To Carolina
Mats Sundin

To Toronto
Brian Smolinski
TOR 1st 09
OTT 1st 09

Deal #9:
To New York Rangers
Marc Savard

To Toronto
Bruno Gervais
Maxim Mayorov
TB 1st 09
NJ 2nd 09

Deal #10:
to Pit:
Niklas Hagman

to NJ:
Jussi Jokinin
Phi's 2nd in 09
Colby Robak

Deal #11:
To San Jose:
Ilya Zubov
Milan Kytnar
STL 2009 2nd Round pick

To Edmonton:
Vaclav Prospal

Deal #12:
Nicklas Lidstrom

To NJ:
Dmitri Kalinin, Greg Campbell, Nick Foligno

Deal #13:
Karlis Skrastins

Petr Vrana

 Deal #14:
To Van
Bryan Smolinski

To Tor
VAN 6th 2010


Biggest trade:

Deal number 4,involving Tampa and Phoneix.Gerv and Dave finally make a deal,it took over a year,but it was well worth the wait,as Jere Lethinen,Peter Mueller,Boyd Gordon,Adam Hall,Jordan Leopold,and Sean Hill were shipped to the 'Yotes for Ed Jovanoski,Alex Tanguay,Fredrik Sjostrom,Angelo Esposito,a 4th rounder in 2009,and 1 million dollars in bankroll.

No doubt about it,with 10 players,a draft pick,and a million dollars being swapped,this is the biggest trade come deadline 09.

Honourable Mentions:

Deal number 12 in which Niklas Lidstrom is shipped to the Blue Jackets for Dmitri Kalinin,Greg Campbell,and Nick Foligno.

Mat is hoping that this deal will help his chances at getting that elusive first Stanley Cup in the Cmhl,so he can stop being called a bridesmate.

Deal number 9 where Marc Savard was shipped to the Ranger to bolster their playoff hopes.Going the other way to Toronto were:Bruno Gervais,Maxim Mayorov,TB 1st 09,and NJ 2nd 09.

Big deal on it's on,in which two good picks get dealt around,as well as a scoring prospect,and a solid 4-6 d-man.Savard is in the Broadway spotlight,and looks to help the team become contenders.

Trade for the future:

Deal Number 5.This trade saw two teams out of the playoff picture in the West make a deal for their futures.Detroit picked up Jiri Hudler,Carlo Coliaiacavo,and Atlanta's 2nd round pick this season in exchange the San Jose Sharks picked up premier d-man Sergei Gonchar,and grinder Cody Mcleod.

Detroit gained scoring help for next season as both Coliaiacavo,and more importantly Hudler will recieve nhl rerates.As they are both having fine seasons,look for Hudler to become a top line player in Detroit and Coliaiacavo to become the 4th-6th d-man.San Jose on the other hand picks up a 3rd/4th line grinder to add grit to the team,and Gonchar will play with the prevouisly acquired Brian Rafalski.San Jose will have a very strong d core next season because of this acquisition,but loses scoring in this deal.

Honourable Mentions:

Deal number 8 saw the Carolina Hurricanes pick up Mats Sundin in exhange for Brian Smolinski,and two firsts,them being:Tor 1st,Ott 1st both in 2009.

Toronto gains two first rounders in this deal alone,and the rebuild continues.They also flipped Smolinski to Vancouver in deal 14 for a 6th round pick.Essentially giving them two firsts and a 6th for Mats Sundin,which is a great pickup.

Deal number 6.The Colorado Avalanche are in desperate need of a few things,including scoring,a better defense,and a more consistant goaltender.They addressed the scoring today by grabing Alex Burrows from the Devils along with Corey Trivino.The Price however was steep as they had to give up Mike Van Ryn.Ryan Hollweg,Ben Smith,and the Islanders first rounder this season.

Both teams gain things that they could use.In New Jersey they gain another first rounder to help the seemingly never ending rebuild process.The Avs gain Alex Burrows who if given an nhl rerate will become a good 2nd line player.

Trade for help now:

Deal 12 has popped up a few times in this review.Mostly because it involved four players,and one of them happened to be Nik Lidstrom.He switched sides in hopes of a Stanley cup,and this trade will give the Devils some younger skaters to help out the team's youth movement,while the Jackets get one of the best d-man in the league in an effort to win it all this year.

Honorable Mentions:

Deal 11 had the Sharks gaining a 2nd,and two solid scoring prospects while Edmonton gained a top 6 forward who should help them in making a playoff run.

Deal Number 9 has also popped up a few times,for good reason.Marc Savard was dealt to the Rangers in return for a 1st,a 2nd,Bruno Gervais,and Maxim Mayorov.This will help the Rangers make a push for the playoffs,and the Leafs will gain a prospect,a solid bottom pairing d-man,and two picks in this years draft.

Trade Deadlines big winner:

Toronto Maple Leafs:
Toronto picks up players Petr Vrana,Maxim Mayorov,and Bruno Gervais,not to mention the 3 first rounders,a 2nd,and a 6th,with all but the the 6th in this years draft.They now have 6 picks in the top 60,and 9 overall come draft day.Look for Gm Stagenfan to move some more pieces to get some more picks or prospects into the system to rebuild the mismanaged franchise.Of course Getting all of these picks aren't cheap as they traded away Mats Sundin,Marc Savard,and Karlis Skrastins.These changes will ultimately help the Leafs for the future.What they give up for the near future,they will get back and then some with all of those draft picks,and a Gm that knows how to use them.They also manage to shed a considerably large amount of salary,could they be in for a free agent frenzy?


San Jose Sharks:
The Sharks,much like the Leafs,are in a rebuilding mode,they are also alike in the fact that they both were very active in the trade festivities this year.The Sharks gained Ilya Zubov,Milan Kytnar.Cody Mcleod,and Sergei Gonchar,as well as St Louis's 2nd round pick this season.These aquicstions along side with the recent trade that saw Brian Rafalski in,see a big future in San Jose,with the charge coming from the top d pairing of Gonchar and Rafalski.However they also gave up a 2nd round pick,Jiri Hudler,Carlo Coliaiacavo,and Vaclav Prospal.They give up offense to focus upon defense,and it should help reduce the shots against for the rest of the season,and next.

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