Sunday, February 18, 2007

It's Official - Edmonton Has Exited the Playoff Race

Edmonton has just pulled off a trade dumping defenceman Marc-Andre Bergeron to the islanders for former 1st round pick Denis Grebeshkov. Grebeshkov, a defenceman as well, is currently playing in Russia for the Lokomotiv and has gone into obscurity after playing 29 games in the NHL.

This trade does nothing for the Oilers so we can assume they will continue to lose and lose badly. Too bad we won't be playing them again this year.

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Blogger Doobie said...

Yeah, but that trade now bolsters the Islanders who are one of the teams that the Bruins need to leapfrog to get into the playoffs.

1:44 p.m., February 18, 2007  
Blogger TreeBob said...

Yeah I totally agree.

I forgot to mention that I think Lowe got hosed and the Islanders won this big time. I feel like there must be more to this trade that has no been released yet. What motivation would they have to dump Bergeron for nothing? Bergeron was les than a million for a cap hit and they had him signed for another 2 years!

They are acting like Bergeron was a UFA. He was not having an amazing year but hell not that bad either. Boston could have had that easily, and given Edmonton somthing to help them now. Smells fishy...

2:07 p.m., February 18, 2007  
Blogger jimbuff said...

NHL's conspiracy to screw The Bruins. I'm starting to think that hockey is as rigged than Professional wrestling and The Bruins are the perennial jobber.

2:23 p.m., February 18, 2007  
Blogger Sean Zandberg said...

No, it's not fishy. Bergeron may have looked good offensively, but defensively he was a disaster. The folks at Battle of Alberta of hated him all year, and I can see why. Edmonton has rid themselves of baggage, and will strike a deal for a better defenceman soon.
I don't know much about Grebeshkov, but he can't be worse than Bergeron I don't think!

4:01 p.m., February 18, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Grebeshkov now has half as many trades (3) as he does points (6) in the NHL.

He's supposed to have gobs of talent. I'm not a scout, but I saw him play a few times in the AHL and was never very impressed. I think Zanstorm has it - this is much more about Edmonton gitting rid of a liability than anything else.

2:38 p.m., February 19, 2007  

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