Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Penguins Score a Pair of Defenders at the Buzzer

3pm had come and it looked like the Penguins had stood pat, a move that left some comfortable and others worried.  Then the rumors came out and the trades trickled in.  Jim Rutherford had pulled out a pair just as time expired.

F Eric Fehr, D Steve Oleksy, 2017 4th round pick to Toronto for D Frank Corrado

Looking to add some depth to a depleted defensive unit, Rutherford sent the already waivers cleared Fehr to Toronto, along with defensive defenseman Oleksy, to Toronto in exchange for 23 year old offensive defenseman Frank Corrado.  Seen as a reclamation project of sorts who can fill out the blue line in a puck moving manner, Corrado has seen 69 games of NHL action scoring 3 goals and assisting on 5 others.

2018 4th round pick to Tampa for Mark Streit

For about two hours Mark Streit was a member of the Tampa Bay Lightning.  Traded to the Bolts from the Flyers for Valtteri Filppula and picks Tampa immediately hoodwinked and bamboozled the Flyers by sending him to their cross state rivals for nothing more than a 4th rounder in 2018.

Streit is a solid, respectable all around defenseman who will not only fill gaps while Olli Maatta and Trevor Daley are out, but will make the defense that much tougher once a full roster is in place.  Plus the Flyers are paying part of his salary!

Jim Rutherford da gawd.
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