Monday, June 30, 2003

Trade Rumors on Broadway

My friend Jim would be interested in this story...

NHL.com says that the NY Rangers and the Edmonton Oilers have come to an agreement to send the rights of aging veteran defenceman Brian Leetch up north for backup goalie Jussi Markkannen.

On the surface, it looks like a good deal, but if you think about it, it doesn't make sense for NY. The Rangers let go one of their leaders for another goaltender when they already have a platoon of goaltenders to start with. Blackburn, Richter, and Dunham have all been established as the #1 guy. Plus, this doesn't mean that Leetch will even put on a Oilers jersey, he has to sign a free agent contract first.
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