> I wonder if the Flames are not pursuing something with the Isle's.
> There has been much talk here in Calgary about Reichel and/or
> Zarley Zalapski moving. I can't see a deal of those two for Thomas
> and Turgeon (from either teams perspective) but Thomas for Zalapski
> wouldn't be out of the question. It seems that salaries dictate
> trades these days so who knows... Stranger things have happened.
> re: Craven for Ruutu. Who'da thunk? :)
> -John Arbuthnott
Under normal conditions, I would say that this deal is a distinct
possibility...however, the Islander Mismanagement is not known to be as
forward-thinking as the rest of the league (take that however you would
like)....I'm convinced that the Isles won't make *any* trades of
signifcance this year....for some reason, Don Maloney (Isles' GM) is under
the impression that other GM's are trying to rob him in all proposed deals
and he thinks the best strategy is to wait until the off-season to get
what he thinks is "fair market value" for his players. Just shows you
what a fool he is! Too bad, I would have liked to have dumped Thomas for
*anything*: addition by subtraction.
"I never met a deal...."