Ben: With four weeks remaining in the regular season and 74 point between 15th and 18th there is quite a fight for the last two remaining spots in the UFHL Playoff race. Randy acquired two players who will help him maintain his status in the playoff race. However it could be said that Randy over paid for these guys services but two sure fire NHLers for one everyday player and two prospects who haven’t yet proved themselves doesn’t look that bad.
Trade: The St. Louis Blues Trade Chris Neil (F), David Leneveu (G), and Evgeni Artukhin (F) to The Buffalo Sabres for T.J. Oshie (F), Nikolai Lemtyugov (F), and Sean Brown (D)
Rob: This is a win –win deal for both teams, they swap good prospects in Oshie and Lenevau. Neil helps The Sabres more at this point so I give the edge to Buffalo.
Ben: This is a win – win deal for Buffalo. St. Louis gives up too much in current points and future points in LeNeveu for Oshie and a throw in enforcer in Sean Brown, definitely the odd man out when all the defensemen in Vancouver get healthy.
Rob: This deal was done in a win now mind set, The Sabres get an NHL dman for a prospect goalie who might not be here for 3-4 years so it is a win now , I got to go with The Sabres
Ben: This deal confused me. Aucoin is injured for the rest of the year and with all the hot stud men developing in the Chicago system, I don’t see Aucoin playing much in Chicago anymore. Don’t have to say anything positive for the Rangers to for them to win the deal.
Ben: Another deal that confuses me. Edmonton does not need to do anything to maintain his status in the UFHL. He’s a lock for 4th place and if he felt he needed to improve his goaltending for 2006-07 season he could do so in the off season.
Trade: The Edmonton Oilers trade Martin Rucinsky (F) and Bryan Smolinski (F) to The Toronto Maple Leafs for Sergei Fedorov (F) and Pho3.