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Postby Island Nucklehead » Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:49 am

Trading the rights to Jack Johnson.

"The Carolina Hurricanes have traded defenceman Oleg Tverdovsky and the rights to defenceman Jack Johnson to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for defenceman Tim Gleason and centre Eric Belanger."

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Postby Linden Is God » Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:00 am

Bad trade for Canes, great trade for Kings. Lombardi and Crawford are slowly and quietly building a good team.
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Postby Meerschaum » Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:17 am

Wow. What a terrible trade for Carolina. Talk about giving up on your future. This almost makes up for the stupidity of the Cloutier deal on the Kings' part.

Almost . . . ;)
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Postby *CanucksForLife* » Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:35 am

I'm starting to see a pattern...
We kick out Brian Burke, he has a cup-contender team.
We send away Marc Crawford, and he is gradually building them up.
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Postby Canuck-One » Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:36 am

From everything I've read Johnson wasn't going to play for the Hurricanes anyway so maybe this was a get what you can trade. Gleason is not a bad defenceman and Johnson while full of promise still has to prove it on the NHL ice.
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Postby Puck » Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:57 am

Isn't Lombardi the architect of much of the current Sharks roster? He's a good GM. Yet another argument for how important that position is in an organization.
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Postby levelheaded » Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:26 am

That's an awful trade for the 'Canes. I was under the impression that Johnson would eventually sign with Carolina, but wanted to finish College first. Gleason is a fairly good player, but hasn't lived up to expectations yet. Belanger is a throw in and Tverdosky was expendable. Great trade for LA. They're going to be incredibly scary in a few years.

Johnson, O'Sullivan, Frolov, Brown. :shock:
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Postby *CanucksForLife* » Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:56 am

After the Canes impressive season last year, there wasn't much need for a trade.
Even though you dont see all-star names on that trade sheet, Carolina got ripped and I think LA was taking advantage of a drunk 'Canes GM. :drunk:
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Postby magnum44 » Fri Sep 29, 2006 12:39 pm

I don't think it is that bad of a trade. Canes want help here and now whereas LA knows they are in rebuilding mode. Serves both teams interests.
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Postby Soapy » Fri Sep 29, 2006 12:45 pm

The Carolina Hurricanes have traded the rights to defenceman Jack Johnson and defenceman Oleg Tverdovsky to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for defenceman Tim Gleason and centre Eric Belanger

In the future this trade is great for LA. Tverdovsky is a bit of a flake & did not fit in with Carolina or the Hurricane cap @ 2.5 MIL/year. Jack Johnson looks like he's going to be a beauty. I wonder why Carolina gave up on him so quick?
I also like this trade for the Hurricanes. I liked what I saw from Gleason 6' 215 lb 23 years old D-man. Decent size & some offense. Belanger will cover for Stillman while he recovers. Good skater & got 33-37 points on a bad LA team the last couple of years. Carolina sticking with its "SPEED KILLS" philosophy.
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Postby *CanucksForLife* » Fri Sep 29, 2006 6:55 pm

Agreed.
Belanger is very underrated.
I went to a Nucks game against LA, he looked pretty deadly.
He was having a good game but still, if he has a lot of good games, he will dominate.
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Postby Harold » Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:18 pm

It has been said that a top-tier defenceman like Jack Johnson comes along once every 5 years or more. How much is a future franchise defenceman worth? A helluva lot more than a Tim Gleason and Eric Belanger. I think once Johnson comes to the NHL and people see what he can do, this trade will be looked upon as worse than the Thornton trade.
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Postby Tukaram » Sat Sep 30, 2006 10:16 pm

Or Johnson could be the next Jason Herter. Who knows? ;)
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Postby *CanucksForLife* » Sun Oct 01, 2006 3:26 pm

You never know how good or bad a rookie might be. Some people just can't adapt the to the NHL. Yet, other players get it right away and are playing like pros their first few seasons.
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