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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

More Trade Deadline Day Fall Out

In reference to the Canucks not doing much at yesterday's trade deadline, Cam Cole (Vancouver Sun) had this to say:

But strip trade day down to its essentials, and here's how it appears, after the re-surface: The big guns solidified their positions, and Colorado is on the outside looking in, but it's hard to imagine them staying there.

And that means someone currently in is likely to be out.

If it's the Canucks, they may look back on Feb. 26, 2008, as one more in a series of shoulda-woulda-coulda days.
It could also be the Nashville Predators.

I've already made my peace with what didn't happen yesterday. Is it a missed opportunity? Sure. Will it bite them in the ass? Maybe, though given the way they've been playing lately, I have complete faith that, come April 5th, this team won't be on the outside looking in.

There's no doubt the upper echleon of the Western Conference got stronger. Dallas, Detroit, Anaheim and San Jose all acquired players they needed. The great thing is, if the playoffs started today, two of those teams would meet in the first round. And if somehow the Canucks came back and won the division, they won't meet any of those teams in the first round. Right now, they'd meet Minnesota.

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posted by J.J. Guerrero, 6:00 AM

1 Comments:

At February 27, 2008 8:11 AM, Blogger The Forechecker said...

One thing working in the Preds' favor here is that Chicago, St. Louis and Columbus all sold off present assets yesterday, and Nashville still has 6 more games against those teams. The Northwest contenders all play each other quite a bit down the stretch, which appears to be a harder road.

 

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