Happy Holidays!!! Now Who Do We Trade and For Whom???
By: Jeff Little • December 24th, 2008
Merry Christmas and Happy Hannukah to all of you followers of my blog . . . both of you. Let this be deemed the official Year End Trade thread. Post your comments with who you would give up, who you would take, and why.
I’ll seed the discussion with a couple:
3rd Round Draft Pick for Doug Weight — not a long term investment, but at under $1 million for the remainder of the season, he brings experience and toughness, and can create havoc in the middle.
Picard and Klesla for Jason Spezza — Probably not happening, for a lot of reasons, including too much salary for us to take on, and probably not enough offered in this deal. However, with a 2nd pair defenseman and some young talent, who knows? This is Christmas, isn’t it?
Let’s hear your ideas!
A native of the SF Bay Area, my first exposure to hockey was the SF/Oakland/California Golden Seals, including Charlie Finley and the white skates. Fast forward to the late 1980's when Gretzky and the Kings came up to the Bay Area for an exhibition game at the Oakland Coliseum Arena, for which we had glass seats. I was at the first San Jose Sharks game in the Cow Palace, and followed them for their first few pathetic years, before moving to Columbus in 1994. I attended the first pro-NHL rally downtown, and have been a season ticket holder since Day 1, wife & I are active in the Jacket Backers, and son is an avid fan as well. I cover the Jackets for Inside Hockey, and contribute regularly to a variety of hockey sites. I maintain contact with the Jackets organization, and like to dig into stories, bringing a fresh, and sometimes irreverent perspective to hockey.
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