The Illegal Curve Hockey Show – February 26, 2011
Friday Recap/Saturday Preview
- Video: Derek Stepan Hit on Mike Green
- Video: Staal gets rocked by Niskanen
- Video: Matt Calvert hat trick Matt Calvert hat trick
NHL Trade Recap
- Big Trade: The Dallas Stars trade forward James Neal and defenceman Matt Niskanen to the Pittsburgh Penguins for defenceman Alex Goligoski.
- The Ottawa Senators trade veteran forward Alex Kovalev to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday for a conditional seventh-round pick
- The Anaheim Ducks acquired Dan Ellis from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for goaltender Curtis McElhinney.
- The Atlanta Thrashers moved defenceman Brent Sopel and forward Nigel Dawes to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for forward prospect Ben Maxwell and a fourth round draft pick.
- Florida Panthers veteran forward Cory Stillman is traded to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for forward Ryan Carter and a fifth round pick in 2011.
- The Nashville Predators traded defenceman Alexander Sulzer to the Florida Panthers for a conditional draft pick.
- The Los Angeles Kings placed left wing Marco Sturm on waivers on Friday ($3.5 million cap hit) Sturm played on the Kings’ top line Thursday night in their 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild. Sturm had four goals and nine points in 17 games.
Other Articles Mentioned
- Gabe Desjardins WSJ article – Where the NHL Stashes Its Mistakes
- Richard’s Article for ESPN – Southeast Deadline Fixes
- Adam Proteau – Time For the NHL To Do Away With Divisions