The trade deadline has come and gone, but at least one big move has snuck in past the deadline, that being Geoff Sanderson to Vancouver. Bob Gainey stood pat, clearly happy with his team’s success and recent acquisitions, but did lose one body. Chad Kilger was claimed by the Toronto Maple Leafs, then traded enforcer Sylvain Blouin to Vancouver for a prospect defender..
Yanic Perreault, Joe Juneau, and Andreas Dackell remain with the team, as Bob Gainey obviously felt that their efforts either throughout the season or recently have meritted a stay until the end of the season, when the trio will be part of a group of Habs who become Unrestricted Free Agents.
Elsewhere around the league, the Canucks were able to add some secondary scoring as well as adding some insurance in case, as expected, Todd Bertuzzi does not return for a while. Elsewhere, the other Canadian franchises in Edmonton, Ottawa and Toronto added to their clubs in a solid way. The Rangers continued to dump salary, and received more solid returns for their talented, yet perhaps overrated, veterans.
WAIVER CLAIMS: Mike Green (NYR), Bill Lindsay (WSH), Jean Luc Grand Pierre (WSH), Sandy McCarthy (NYR), Chad Kilger (TOR)
3rd round pick (2004)
Conditional Draft Pick
6th round pick (2004)
Martin Grenier, RJ Umberger
3rd Round pick (2004)
4th round pick (2004)
Brad Boyes, Andy Delmore
Jeff Jillson, 9th round pick (2005)
Curtis Brown, Future Considerations
4th round pick (2005)
Greg De Vries
Karel Rachunek, Alexandre Giroux
Signed Calle Johansson
Signed Lubomir Sekeras
Tommy Salo, 6th Round Pick
Keith Ballard, Derek Morris
Chris Gratton, Ossi Vaananen, 2nd round pick (2004)
Drew Bagnall, Compensatory Draft Pick
Chris McCallister, David Liffiton, 2nd Round Pick (2004)
Matthew Barnaby, 3rd Round Pick (2004)
2nd Round Pick (2004)
4th Round Pick (2005)
Brad Brown, 6th Round Pick (2005)
All trade details courtesy of TSN.