OH! Oh. Oh my heavens. Um...geez this is embarassing. Anybody got a towel? Anybody? How about an old gym sock?
The Ottawa Senators have shuffled the deck in a big way by completing a four-player transaction with the Carolina Hurricanes. The Senators have acquired defenceman Mike Commodore and forward Cory Stillman in exchange for defenceman Joe Corvo and forward Patrick Eaves. [TSN.ca]Three more Cup rings gets added to the roster, a potential replacement for Reds when he walks/gets pushed under a bus next summer and all it cost us was a guy we were going to lose to a ridiculous offer sheet anyway, and a bunch of ulcer inducing bad pinches, stupid penalties, and dumb-as-a-bag-of-hammers giveaways at the blue line.
But what makes this deal go from "pretty good" to "orgasmic" is the newly liberated cap space that now allows Bryan to sign a certain Swede and his bionic ankle.
As an aside, if the fine folks at Carolina On Ice want to borrow my "Trade Joe Corvo" tag, (and you will, possibly by the end of March), I'll be happy to oblige.
See ya Joe. Who knew you'd be more useful as trade bait than you were on the ice? Oh, that's right. Everybody. That's who.