Schubert to Atlanta, Mike gets an “A” and 5 Trade Deadline Predictions

As many of you already know, the Atlanta Thrashers have picked up Schoobie Doo off re-entry waivers. It was an eventful run for Christoph here, and even though he had his moments, he never seemed to crack a roster spot. Last year was dissapointing in terms of stats and Clouston said it best, he got caught up in the numbers game. There was no more room for him on forward after the Heatley trade and the emergence of Carkner and Karlsson just made him look like a lame duck. My best guess is that he’ll battle Nathan Oystrick for that last defenseman spot in Atlanta, and overall good luck to him in Trash Land. Even if it’s against the Sens.

Mike Fisher got his long overdue A today, and even though many expected Spezza would get it, Clouston went with the safe choice. Even though I said Spezza would (should) get it, the Sens tried last year this same method with Heatley and now how did that work out? Spezza will get his due, but now we have to compensate for that money we threw at Fisher. I don’t get why though that both of them could have gotten the letter, like other teams do. Edmonton’s got 4 Assistants, that’s a lot but 3 is enough.

Anyways…that Trade Deadline day is still far off but I’ll post who I think will be traded on that day.

To Vancouver: Ilya Kovalchuk
To Atlanta: Alexandre Burrows, Christian Ehrhoff, VAN 1st round pick, VAN 4th round pick

To Boston: Milan Hejduk, Ruslan Salei
To Colorado: Patrice Bergeron, Matt Hunwick, BOS 2nd round pick

To Columbus: Pavel Kubina
To Atlanta: Jason Chimera, Maxim Mayorov, CLB 2nd round pick

To Carolina: Chris Kelly, Brian Lee
To Ottawa: Tuomo Ruutu, CAR 2nd round pick

To Detroit: Matt Stajan
To Toronto: Valtteri Filpulla, Brendan Smith

Tags: Christoph Schubert Jason Spezza Mika Zibanejad

  • Alex

    If Murray is going to make a trade with Carolina I would like to see Murray get Erik Cole instead of Tuomo Ruutu.

    My prediction at the trade deadline is that Erik Cole ends with the Ottawa.

  • Alex

    Just wondering why would the Hurricanes decide to trade Tuomo Ruutu!? They just signed him to a new contract this summer I don’t think the Hurricanes trade Tuomo Ruutu.

    I think if the Hurricanes are going to trade anybody they will Erik Cole or Scott Walker but I think most likly will be Erik Cole!

  • ghost of stanleys past

    dude, erik cole blows. i dont see detroit making that deal or boston making that deal. the kovalchuk situation is gonna get really interesting as the season goes along. when that guy is on i dont know if there is anyone better.