Eklund? Sometimes credible? Name one instance
Seriously.. because I can't.
I think the time to move JVR would be when he's healthy again, and I'm not entirely sure that's going to be before the deadline this year. I don't see him being dealt this season personally, but i've been wrong before.
I don't see the wings making much of any impact either, I think we are gonna be much more active in the offseason when we have a better idea of who's going and who isn't.
I think this is gonna be a fun ongoing thread that's gonna heat up at the weeks go by, as long as Hockey Buzz gibberish is kept to a minimum. It's my favorite time of the year, and it's honestly been a relatively dull past two years on deadline day so i'd love to see some blockbusters and shockers this year.
Hehe. About the Eklund part, I decided to look it up and found this
, which is funny. It's from 2009, and a lot of those "rumors" look silly. The ones he got right were the ones he picked multiple teams for.
I haven't looked at the Wings in this thread yet, because there have been a lot of other posts on who the Wings have been looking at, but I'll compile some information here:
-Ales Hemsky is supposedly the Wings #1 target at the trade deadline. It won't take
as much as some people think it will take to get him, since he is injury prone and isn't having a great season.
-Tuomo Ruutu has also been speculated on, although he is on pace for a career season.
-Ryan Suter and Zach Parise will be two targets for the Wings in the offseason, although it will be unlikely that they sign both. Suter will be the main target if they can trade for a top-6 winger at the deadline.
-A stronger backup goaltender could also be what the Wings will look for in the next few weeks. Ty Conklin just isn't getting the job done.
An yes, this may look like a year for blockbusters, with many teams in need of shake-ups. Anaheim comes to mind, and Calgary might add more players with their push for the playoffs.
Just as I finish typing this, I hear that Vancouver and Anaheim may be involved in a "minor" trade.