First Ottawa dealt Radek Bonk to LA who flipped him to Montreal with Huet for Mathieu Garon.
Now they've traded Public Enemy #1 in Ottawa, Patrick Lalime to the St. Louis Blues for a conditional fourth-round draft pick in 2005.
Ottawa will get Dominik Hasek now with an incentive laced contract.
I think Lalime will do well in St. Louis because he IS a good goalie and he is a #1 goalie in the NHL but there was way too much pressure on him in Ottawa.
Also, Mathieu Garon will get a shot at being a #1 goalie in LA and I think he can do it. Add that to Martin Gerber going for Anaheim to Carolina and getting the #1 job there and you've got a bunch of new looks in goal already.
Whenever the next season is, Ottawa is going for it all with Hasek and it should be interesting to say the least.
WWE now serving only -> "DIET CHAVO - All the taste - Half the fat!"
I worked at the Norfolk Scope back when Lalime played in the ECHL. He was such a great goalie and a very nice guy. Now when the Blues have thier open practice this season I will have to don my ADMIRALS sweater and go down and show him some support.
Now next season* the Sens can lose to Toronto in the second round instead of the first.
* = if there is a next season
THE QUEST FOR LORD STANLEY'S CUP
Tied for 9th: St. Louis Blues, New York Islanders, Dallas Stars, New Jersey Devils, Nashville Predators, Boston Bruins, Vancouver Canucks, Ottawa Senators Tied for 5th:Montreal Canadiens, Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs, Colorado Avalanche Tied for 3rd:San Jose Sharks, Philadelphia Flyers Second:Calgary Flames The Champion:Tampa Bay Lightning
Originally posted by fuelinjectedYou better pray to God that Belfour's back holds up.
First things first, Maple Leafs need to sign him. Seems like Belfour wants a 3-year deal guaranteed even if there is a lockout... The Calgary Sun has written that is a possibility of Paul Kariya signing with the Leafs once free agents are allowed to start talking to teams in a days time, for whatever that's worth
As for Lalime, I think a change of scenery will do him a world of good... Hasek going to Ottawa, he just seems way too much of a flake these days, can he rebound after some unproductive years. aah I really don't know
smark/net attack wienerville advisory is raised to YELLOW alert - Elevated (JBL is the new WWE champion, good gawd hide under the desk. But Benoit is World Champion allowing some safety in the IWC)- 6/28
Oddly enough, on the Caps podcast this week, they were talking about how likely it was the league will EXPAND to 32 teams and not contract anytime soon. I think the NHL, sadly, really wants to be the first team in Vegas.