Monday, July 02, 2007

Whats Next?

To see whats coming, you have to look at two things. Which teams got worked yesterday, and which teams have too much.

Teams that had it rough yesterday are:

Buffalo - They lost their two biggest players, and Zubrus (it looks like he's gone), and haven't replaced them at all. I think we may see the Sabres make a trade, and make one or two tier 2 signings.

NYI - Blake, Smyth, Poti, Yashin, Zednik - Five big guys that got you to the playoffs last year...they have a lot to do to repair this team.

San Jose - They free'd up money to land a big name, and instead they didn't, PLUS they lost Scott Hannan.

Montreal - They needed a centre and a big d-man and got neither. I look forward to seeing how this team reacts.

New Jersey - Without Gomez and Rafalski, this team isn't a playoff team. They need to find replacements.

Nashville - Vokoun, Kariya, Hartnell, Timmonen. Thats a lot to replace.

LA - Went after all the big names, and struck out.

Edmonton - See LA

Phoenix - See LA

These teams all need to make deals, and make them soon before the market dries up. It will be interesting to see what these teams do in reaction. Some will make smart moves, others will make moves that hurt them for years.

Then you look to to the Leafs and Rangers. Both teams are close to the cap, and have too many roster players. Both admit they are still working the phones, and rumours are flying around about both. By the end of the week, you will see big moves / signings by both teams, both are not done yet.

Thanks for coming to Hockeyleaks, we had a great day yesterday. I have some news regarding the future of, but I will save that for a day less busy. Thanks again for all you've given me. While Hockeyleaks doesn't make a sense, to see we had almost 500 000 hits yesterday makes me feel like I do all of this for a reason.