Raking Leafs

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7/12/2006

Luke out of the mix

Well, that's one less mistake-prone veteran defender fighting for a spot on a crowded blue line and potentially stealing ice time from the Marlies D corps. And it only cost us a conditional pick. I'm assuming the condition was making the playoffs, so maybe it didn't cost us a thing.

It shakes out like this. Trade Klee for Suglobov because Klee was leaving at the end of the season as a UFA. Get Richardson for a conditional pick, and then not meet the criterion and essentially get Suglobov for free. Something out of nothing. I'll take it.

5 Comments:

  • At 8:47 AM, Blogger PPP said…

    Generally those conditional picks in trades for UFAs are based on whether the player re-signs with the new team.

    So it would be a 5th rounder if he had not signed and a 4th rounder if he had.

    Still a great deal. The Devils' top offensive prospect for a 5th round pick.

     
  • At 9:56 AM, Blogger ninja said…

    You're right, that's a more likely scenario. I was remembering the deal during the 'not conceding anything' phase of the season.

    Btw, great blog you've got there.

     
  • At 9:43 AM, Blogger PPP said…

    Ah the good old "shit we're gonna miss the playoffs let's get our asses in gear" phase of the season.

    Thanks, I appreciate the compliment. Needless to say it's mutual.

    It sounds like we'll have a lot to write about. The rumour mill is burning up with potential moves. Here's hoping JFJ comes through.

     
  • At 11:40 PM, Blogger Mat Cauthon said…

    The trade was a 5th rounder this year if the Leafs missed the playoffs or a 4th rounder next year if they made them. Since they missed the second season they essentially traded a 5th rounder for Suglobov.

     
  • At 4:25 PM, Blogger ninja said…

    Thanks for the clarification, mat.

     

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