Archive for February 2008

Blah Blah Deadline Day

February 26, 2008

If I wasn’t so disappointed in the Non-Trade of Brad Richards to Vancouver, I might actually have been happy to see Matt Cooke finally leave Vancouver.

I’ve been campaigning since 2004 to trade this guy, and I guess now that his contract is up, Nonis saw an opportunity to keep the useful life of this asset going by trading for a younger player.



TRADE DEADLINE – Version 20.08

February 25, 2008

Well, Nonis will have another opportunity tomorrow to prove his worth. And in the last of a 3 year deal himself, he’s got some proving still to do.

Nonis, like his mentor Burke, doesn’t get himself pushed around, but also doesn’t sit still. He wants to do a big deal. A big deal that will get him an impact player that will be here for years to come.

With so much cash being freed up next year with the likes of Naslund, Morrison, & Cooke being UFA’s, making a big deal for a long-term high priced player makes sense now. It didn’t last year, but it certainly does now.