Thursday, March 09, 2006

Trades, Trades Everywhere!

Ya know, I come home and make dinner, and the next thing I know, two more trades were announced (thanks, Will for pointing that out in the comments). Here are the deals:

Ric Jackman to the Florida Panthers for center Petr Taticek.

Cory Cross to Detroit for a fourth round draft choice.

Neither of these trades are significant for what they bring back. Looking at Taticek, he is a former first round choice (9th overall) who has never done much. He's still young, but I'm going to guess that he will be in Wilkes-Barre for some time to see if he can turn into something.

The trades are significant for what they send out. The Penguins roster for defensemen currently looks like this:

They didn't trade for any D, and we haven't seen Cairns play more than eight or nine minutes all year. What does this mean? I'm going to guess that we're going to see Noah Welch here in Pittsburgh. Looking at the roster for the Baby Pens, I'm not sure who else would be coming up. You'd think they have to recall at least one D, maybe two.

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