Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Happy NHL Trade Deadline Day, Everyone!

Yes, the glorious day on which the 30 or so people who care about these things obsessively follow the TSN Tradecentercentre feed while the rest of the country yawns and wonders when it can start filling out its March Madness brackets is finally upon us. The gentlemen of Melt Your Face Off, one of whom I am definitely not fucking, are keeping you updated along with plenty of humorous quips and Western Conference homerism. Hurrah!

The big news of the day so far is that the Blue Jackets have traded Pazzy Leclaire to Ottawa (it's a match made in lamewad heaven!) and thus done what everyone has been waiting for them to do all along: chuck all their eggs in the Steve Mason basket, lay back, and enjoy the sweet sweet ride. My thoughts on Steve Mason have been made clear elsewhere, so I'll spare you the puckgasm and just post this masterpiece of MS Paint that the roguish Nodnarb made for me.

Also, the Ducks are apparently clenching their sphincter and refusing to give up Chris Pronger, rendering my thoughtful and articulately-phrased suggestion for Peter Chiarelli a moot point. As I understand it, Anaheim has to let either Pronger or Scott Niedermeyer go for cap reasons... so, like, are we going to sign Niedermeyer? Or, alternatively, can we woo Tomas Kaberle from Toronto? MY GOD, ARE WE GOING TO DO ANYTHING REFLECTIVE OF THE FACT THAT WE LOST 7 OF 13 GAMES IN FEBRUARY, OR ARE WE JUST GOING TO SIT AROUND WITH OUR THUMBS UP OUR ASSES?

Ahh, that's better. Feels like it's 2005 all over again.


Raskolnikov said...

I knew you've never met Lenoceur.

A Pimp Named DaveR said...

What about those of us who would like to care, but don't have time to care?

I like Kaberle. Just a good solid guy to have on your team. Would love to see him in spokes.

SmartyBarrett said...

while the rest of the country yawns and wonders when it can start filling out its March Madness brackets

Who does that?

Raquel said...

Honestly, I'd rather have Kaberle than Pronger, given the option -- Pronger's more talented, but he's kind of a diva and I don't really see him settling in under The Mighty Zendo. Kaberle's great and would be a perfect addition to the Bruins.

However, the Leafs are massive bitches, so, like, you know.

Cornelius Hardenbergh said...

Nokes not practicing because he might get traded.

shaun said...

From the Bruins website:

Boston, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has acquired defenseman Steve Montador from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for forward Petteri Nokelainen.

Raquel said...

Montador and Recchi. Whoop dee fucking doo.

Rocco said...

Listen to the first place fans bitch and moan. I hope the Sabres finish 8th and beat the piss out of you in the 1st round. Ha!