Well, assuming Perrin isn’t going to be around, (and in my book he most certainly should not be), and the fact that O’Dell is at this time a “Not Ready For Prime Time Player”…here is possibly what we could see on the forward lines as the Thrashers take on the Canadiens:
What do you think about that, eh?
Some Other Quick Shots Regarding The Passing Of The Trade Deadline
It’ll come a no big surprise that I’m thrilled at the fact that Marty Reasoner is still with us. If you are one who might be thinking, “But if he doesn’t re-sign here and goes elsewhere, then we get nothing in return”. Well that may be so, but look at it like this….what did we give up for him last summer? Really, all the Thrashers are “out” in regards to Reasoner is one year’s salary. In return the Thrahsers have gotten one year’s service…one year’s worth of good service. So, we’d be loose nothing.
Now, all that having been said…let’s sign him, Don.
The goalie duo of Kari Lehtonen and Johan Hedberg remains in tact along with the backup of Ondrej Pavelec in Chicago. However, on NHL Live Wednesday Don Waddell indicated that this issue will be addressed in the summer. He feels that Opie will be ready by next season So, as I read that, one of the three should be moved. We’ll see….
In Florida…the Panthers chose to keep Jay Bouwmeester instead of dealing him away before he becomes a UFA in July and possibly bolts. Personally, I see this as a good move by the Panthers. I mean, who was available that could fill his skates during this playoff push in south Florida? That team feels as though they simply have to qualify for post-season play this spring and big Jay is a necessity for them.
Even if they ultimately loose him to free-agency, I think they did the right thing. If you wanna look at it this way…Bouwmeester just became their rental player.