For those who haven't noticed, the site has been back to fully working since about 11 am this morning...
now, bold predictions. These are not rumours or hearsay, these are just my guesses to what Wednesday could look like. For the latest rumours check the rumour mill and the blueprint...
now for the fun
To Boston: Thomas Kaberle
To Toronto: Phil Kessel and a 1st
I am hearing the Bruins feel Colborne has potential to be the next Thornton. This is a team who has lost a Thornton already, and won't lose another. Kessel has been hot/cold this year (I blame his mono) but the fact is he's been replaced by Wheeler as the teams best young player. The Bruins choose Kaberle over Pronger and JayBo simply because he's the easiest to fit under the cap.
To Montreal: Chris Pronger
To Anaheim: Higgins, Subban and a 1st
Chris Pronger is a perfect fit for Montreal, plus he will replace Komi who isn't likely to re-sign with Montreal. As far as Anaheim goes, they get younger and in the long-term, better.
To Calgary: Ryan Smyth
To Colorado: Leland Irving, 1st round draft pick
Despite the rumours, Ryan Smyth would move on if he had to, and Calgary would be right at the top of his list...right beside Vancouver. Irving would give Colorado a hope for the future in net.
To Montreal: Milan Hejduk
To Colorado: 2nd round pick, Matt D'Agostini
This is Montreals 100th season, they will add both a top d-man and a suitable forward. Hejduk has had good success with Tanguay, and would be a great fit in Montreal.
To Columbus: Nik Antropov, Mike Van Ryn
To Toronto: 1st Round Pick, 2nd round pick, 6th round pick
The Leafs want Columbus' first round pick, but will have to spice up their Antropov deal to get it. Columbus would love a puck moving d-man or two, Van Ryn would be a good pick up for them.
To Chicago: Olli Jokinen
To Phoenix: Duncan Keith, 3rd round pick
Chicago gets the center they badly need, while Phoenix gets some much needed defense.
To Vancouver: Alexei Ponikarovsky, Ian White
To Toronto: 2nd round pick, Alex Burrows
Vancouver gets another scoring winger in Ponikarovsky, who is locked up beyond this season, plus a puck-moving d-man who will be an RFA. The Leafs get a 2nd round pick, which they badly want, plus Burrows, who Burke is high on. Burrows is a UFA, but Burke would like a head start on signing him now.
To Buffalo: Daniel Briere
To Philly: 1st round pick, Nathan Gerbe
Philly will free up cap space they've lacked for several years, while Buffalo will get a player they wish they never let go.
To Philly: Ed Jovanovki
To Phoenix: Ryan Parent, 1st round pick
Phoenix sheds cash, while Phoenix grabs that big d-man they are so hot for.
To Vancouver: Jay Bouwmeester
To Florida: Michael Grabner, Matthias Ohlund, 1st round pick
Vancouver gets the best d-man on the market, while Florida gets a d-man to keep them competitive, as well as building blocks for the future.
so there you have it, feel free to comment on these "deals" in the forums!