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27 February 2007

Updates on Guerin and Roberts

Check back regurlarly during the day as I'll be live-blogging the event from my couch, computer screen and here, for breaking trades and instant analysis.

Gary Roberts

FIRST UPDATE: Sportsnet's now reporting this is a done deal and an announcement should come later today.

TSN's Bob McKenzie is reportedly saying that Gary Roberts has waived his no-trade clause and that could make way for yesterday's rumoured Penguins-Panthers swap; he says the deal should be announced and that it will be a Noah Welch-Gary Roberts deal (see article on him yesterday for more info on Welch).
And as I said yesterday, Welch is going to be a decent pickup from Pittsburgh for the Cats; this deal seems pretty fair on both sides: Pittsburgh is aquiring a scoring vet with a lot of playoff experience, something that'll come in handy in Pittsburgh's eventual playoff run and the Panthers stick to their plan of rebuilding around a young player core.

Bruce Garrioch is writing that the Sens are still in the mix for Roberts but aren't willing to give up a hefty amount for him (Muckler made that clear yesterday).

And it looks like the Miami Herald is just adding on something we've known: that Roberts wants a 1-year contract extension.

Bill Guerin

The saga which is Bill Guerin has taken an unexpected little twist, similar to Doug Weight's last season, Jeremy Rutherford is reporting that the Blues have talked to Guerin's agent about the possiblility of dealing him and of him returning as a free-agent in the offseason.
I've been thinking about this all along as Guerin wouldn't mind returning to play with Weight and potentially Keith Tkachuk again.

Guerin is now the king of the current trade market, which thanks to yesterday's flurry of deals, has melted considerably. Any team eyeing him will have to pay a steep price as the Ducks and Sharks are battling each other for him, both willing to deal a first-rounder and pick.

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