wow…. that’s all I have to say…. I definitely thought the Wild would make a decent amount of moves…. I also figured that the Flames would hold their guys…. little did I know that the Wild would keep quiet and the Flames would make the blockbuster move of the deadline…
Calgary received Olli Jokinen from Phoenix. (a major move)…. and Jordan Leopold is returning to the Flames roster.
I don’t know weather or not I like the Jokinen deal yet…. I mean… Matthew Lombardi and Brandon Prust are hella players. I’m a huge fan of both, and it’s sad to see them go. I think Lombardi and Prust are gonna make Phoenix a force… Lombardi with his speed and puck handling skills and Prust with his very active physical play…. plus Phoenix has been a huge mover at this deadline… picking up Petr Prucha, Nigel Dawes, and Dmitri Kalinin for Derek Morris…. they also got rid of Daniel Carcillo for Scottie Upshall…. both players are quality, but i’d like to think that Phoenix got the better of the deal with Upshall….
anyhow… the Calgary Flames now have a top-line centre. I’m really anxious to see if they will put him on a line with Mike Cammalleri and Jarome Iginla…. personally I think that they should put Olli on the first line til they hear back from Bertuzzi and Bourque.
the only thing with this trade for Olli is….. will the flames resign Cammalleri with Olli Jokinen now in the lineup? I, personally, believe that it would be anything short of retarded to not sign Cammalleri…. the chemistry that he and Iginla seem to have is unstoppable.
Sad news continues as I hear that the Flames dealt Kevin Lalande
I always felt that Kevin is going to be a solid goal-tender in the Hockey Leagues. He was handed to the Blue Jackets for a 4th round draft choice in 2009…. Draft picks important as the flames deal their first pick (2009 or possibly 2010) to the Coyotes and their 2nd round pick to Colorado
I am; however, happy to see Leopold back in a Flames jersey. Everyone knows how well Robyn Regehr clicked with Jordan Leopold on the blue line.