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Deadline Probabilities

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TEAM% ChanceCOSTSelanne40High Pick/ProspectParise5Top two lines + picks + prospectsNabokov0High Pick/ProspectVisnovsky15Roster Player + PickMoen20Pick/ProspectPahlsson40Pick/ProspectRuutu10High Pick + ProspectNash52 Roster Players + High Picks/ProspectsIginla0Not Likely to be DealtGrossman60Pick ProspectKnuble15Mid range draft pickZidlicky10Mid range draft pickSuter0Top two lines + picks + prospectsHemsky30Picks + ProspectsWeber-100Arm/Leg

 

So up there is a chart that I made up illustrating some probabilities of players coming to Detroit AT THE DEADLINE. Not free agency; that's a whole different ball game. Maybe this can squash some...

Leafs trade possibilities

 

With the rumour mill churning and the Toronto Maple Leafs actively seeking a top-six forward, general manager Brian Burke could soon pull the trigger with the trade deadline looming.

As the All-Star weekend wraps up, trade speculation reaches its peek with what’s sure to be a few weeks of absurd trade rumours (Jeff Carter and the Columbus Blue Jackets’ first-round draft pick for Luke Schenn and Mikhail Grabovski is my personal favorite).

Burke has publicly stated his desire to acquire a top-six forward that can add some size and strength to the line-up. The problem, it seems, is such players aren’t acquired at will. Burke had expressed his prefer...

Pick a Grinder, Any Grinder

It's the All Star Break, and the Detroit Red Wings are probably trying to forget their ugly 7-2 loss against the Montreal Canadiens. Pavel Datsyuk and Jimmy Howard are representing the Wings in Ottawa, with Datsyuk getting picked first overall in the fantasy draft to Team Chara and Howard somehow being the last goalie picked, also to Team Chara.

The rest of the team will enjoy watching the two in their individual events; Datsyuk in the puck control relay and Howard will be a part of the faster skater as a goalie versus Los Angeles' Jonathan Quick.

After the break though, naturally all the attention is turned to the trade deadline, and it's one of my favourite times...