Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Road Trips and Trades

As the Ducks come off a 6 game road trip, the trade deadline is days away, forcing the Ducks to make some quick changes before they make the final run for the playoffs.

It breaks my heart to tell you that left winger Chris Kunitz is now in Pittsburg playing for the Penguins.

Also off the roster as of today are center Samuel Pahlsson, defensemen Kent Huskins and left wing Travis Moen. All of these players were important pieces of the championship team in 2007. Steve Montador, Eric O'Dell and Brendan Morrison were also traded to other teams.

Kent Huskins has spent a large amount of the season recovering from a foot injury, and Brendan Morrison has had a rough time coming back from a knee surgery.

In exchange, the Ducks recieved defenseman James Wisniewski and center Petri Kontiola from Chicago, center Erik Christensen from Atlanta, center Nick Bonino and goalie Timo Pielmeier from San Jose and center Petteri Nokelainen from Boston.

Their first game as Ducks will be on Friday when they take on the Dallas Stars at home. We welcome the newcomers and wish them the best of luck as they lead us to the playoffs (hopefully).

Lets Go Ducks!

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