the current deal is a terrible one for the city of Abbotsford because it's a bad bet; the city assumes all of the future risk while the team accrues a huge chunk of the benefits. If the Heat fail to attract fans and garner revenues, the city (meaning, the tax payers of Abbotsford, both hockey fans and non-hockey fans alike) are stuck with the bill.
The Staios deal is a mess. Whatever "intangibles" he adds to the roster are likely to fall well short of his relatively expensive contract. Unless he regains the sort of on-ice form he showed years ago, Staios is a bad bet to provide value for his contract and is a toxic asset - one which was happily expunged by the rather hapless organization up north.
It's a move that smacks of a man either lost in the past or completely out of ideas.
Wahl picked up eight points, scoring two goals and six assists to go with a +4 rating, in four games over the past week, helping the Chiefs post a 4-0 record in that span.
Backlund was a beast! In his first game back since being reassigned to Abbotsford for the Olympics, the Vesteras, Sweden product pumped in his 11th and 12th goals of the season, racked up eight shots on goal and finished with a +2
Sources are rumbling that a deal is nearly complete that would send Atlanta's franchise player to the Kings.
Cgy-NYR trade call is happening now. Deal is exactly as @DarrenDreger reported it last night - Jokinen/Prust for Higgins/Kotalik.
Sources tell TSN that while the Rangers thought they had the deal basically agreed to on Sunday night, the Flames weren't ready to pull the trigger, in part, because they felt they needed Jokinen in the lineup tonight against Philadelphia in Calgary.
Complications have grounded a trade involving the Rangers Kotalik. A deal with Calgary? Stay tuned...