Found February 22, 2012 on
Tonight's Healthy Scratches:
It appears as if the Phoenix Coyotes just announced themselves as buyers for the upcoming trade deadline. Earlier today, the Coyotes announced they have acquired veteran center Antoine Vermette, from the Blue Jackets in exchange for goaltender Curtis McElhinney, a second-round draft pick and a conditional fifth-round pick.
It would have been ludicrous to consider the Coyotes as buyers just a few short weeks ago, however, an 8-1-1 record over the course of the past month could change things now, can't it?
When the Coyotes started their torrid pace at the end of January, they sat in 12th place in the Western Conference, and fourth in the Pacific Division--eight points behind division-leading San Jose.
Fast forward three weeks, and the Coyotes are tied with the Sharks for first place, and seventh in the West.
The 29-year-old Vermette, although experiencing a down year as far as offensive production is concerned, should help the Coyotes' offense down the middle. Not only is ...
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Per TSN’s Bob McKenzie:
CBJ trades Antoine Vermette to PHX. #tsn
Hearing a pair of draft picks are going from PHX to CBJ for Vermette. Details to follow.
PHX is also including a minor league player off their Portland farm team with the two draft picks to CBJ for Antoine Vermette. #tsn
Update: Per the Columbus Dispatch’s Aaron Portzline:
#CBJ get a 2nd round pick this...
The first Blue Jacket to fly off the racks this week was former 27-goal scorer Antoine Vermette. The handy supporting cast scorer fetched a 2012 second-round pick from Phoenix along with a fifth-round pick in 2013 goaltender Curtis McElhinney.And so the great Columbus sell-off began in earnest.“This is moving forward,” Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson said, according to the Columbus...
The Columbus Blue Jackets have started their overahul. Expected to be one of the busiest teams at the NHL trade deadline, the Jackets got things going by trading center Antoine Vermette to the Phoenix Coyotes for a pair of draft picks and goalie Curtis McElhinney. ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun reports that Columbus will receive a 2012 second rounder (originally belonging to Ottawa...
The options for the Bruins to acquire the offensive help they seek before Monday's trade deadline are dwindling. Wednesday witnessed the removal of two potential trade targets, with Columbus dealing Antoine Vermette to Phoenix and Carolina re-signing Tuomo Ruutu to a four-year extension. The Vermette deal could further limit Boston's options, as it could signal that the Coyotes...
The Phoenix Coyotes on Wednesday acquired center Antoine Vermette from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for a pair of draft picks and goaltender Curtis McElhinney.
The Columbus Blue Jackets have traded center Antoine Vermette to the Phoenix Coyotes for two draft picks and goaltender Curtis McElhinney. The deal, announced on Wednesday by Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson, would give Columbus a second-round pick in the 2012 draft and a fifth-round pick in 2013.
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012
GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have acquired center Antoine Vermette (AN-twuhn, vuhr-MEHT) from the Columbus Blue Jacke...
The Phoenix Coyotes have acquired center Antoine Vermette from the Columbus Blue Jackets, two sources with knowledge of the deal told ESPN.com.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have traded center Antoine Vermette to the Phoenix Coyotes for two draft picks and goaltender Curtis McElhinney.
The NHL is a league of opportunity, and for a handful of young players on the Blue Jackets roster, the window of opportunity opened a bit wider after yesterday’s trade of Antoine Vermette to the Phoenix Co...