Found January 22, 2012 on
Tonight's Healthy Scratches:
Columbus Blue Jackets
New Jersey Devils
Detroit Red Wings
The trade deadline looms nearer each day, and NHL analysts are already tearing apart the rosters of the bottom-dwellers of each conference. The Blue Jackets, the Hurricanes, and the Ducks have been deconstructed and sold off in fantasy draft fashion by pundits nearing February 27th, and that includes the members of this site.
But one of the more intriguing deadline scenarios concerned the future of Zach Parise in New Jersey. Friday's acquisition of Alexei Ponikarovsky should put an end to any trade speculation concerning Parise.
Ponikarovsky, despite having a rather disappointing season for the Carolina Hurricanes with seven goals and 15 points in 49 games, was a popular candidate in deadline to his past success. His awful production the past two seasons overshadows the fact that he has four 20-goal seasons in his career. It makes him worth taking a chance on for the right price.
For a fourth-round pick and an ECHL defenseman, the price was right for Lou Lamoriello.
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Just passing along some good news on the one guy us Wings fans want more than any other (excluding Weber). Well at least for me. Per The Fourth Period, via KK:
The Devils, who need to meet payroll twice a month until the end of regular season, are considering trading team captain Zach Parise for draft picks.
Parise is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer...
We have some breaking news here tonight. According to Hurricanes beat writer Chip Alexander, the New Jersey Devils have acquired Alexei Ponikarovsky from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for defenseman Joe Sova and a 4th in the 2012 entry draft.
Ponikarovsky is a big, experienced winger who plays a solid two-way game. He's not a star at either end but he can get the job...
from Chip Alexander of Canes Now, The trade deadline is still a month away, but the Carolina Hurricanes picked up a draft pick and cleared one of their expiring contracts off the books Friday night.
After a 3-0 win over the Washington Capitals, the Canes traded forward Alexei Ponikarovsky to the New Jersey Devils for a fourth-round draft pick in 2012 and minor-league defenseman...
Jim Rutherford has been a busy man this week as he made his second trade in four days by dealing winger Alexei Ponikarovsky to the New Jersey Devils for a 2012 4th round pick and defenseman Joe Sova. The timing of this trade may have been a bit weird, but I think it is safe to say that we all saw a move like this coming. Ponikarovsky is a pending unrestricted free agent and signed...
from Josh Kosman and Mark Everson of the New York Post, The National Hockey League is in talks with the money-losing New Jersey Devils to advance the team money so it can continue to operate through the season, The Post has learned.
Under the NHL plan, Devils controlling owner Jeffery Vanderbeek would continue to run the team while he pursues a long-term financing solution, sources...
Flew with Hurricanes to New York after Friday night's game
The Devils have acquired forward Alexei Ponikarovsky from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for minor-league defenseman Joseph Sova and a fourth-round pick in the 2012 NHL Draft.
Ponikarovsky, 31, had seven goals and 15 points in 49 games for...
The Carolina Hurricanes have traded left winger Alexei Ponikarovsky to the New Jersey Devils for minor-league defenseman Joe Sova and a draft pick.
Alexei Ponikarovsky makes debut after trade with Hurricanes
The NHL may loan money to the New Jersey Nets to allow the team to continue to operate the rest of the season.
The New York Post, citing a source, said the league has been in talks with the Devils about a short-term loan to cover costs through April 7 - the end of the regular season.
A league spokesman called the report "inaccurate."
According to the report, the Devils...
Devils give up minor-league defenseman Joe Sova and a fourth-round pick
No. 1 Star: Dustin Jeffrey, Pittsburgh Penguins
The Montreal Canadiens jumped out to a 3-1 lead in this game, but they couldn't stop the Penguins' dominant centre. No, not Evgeni Malkin -- Dustin Jeffrey, who scored twice and added an assist to keep the Penguins in the game. Speaking of Malkin though, he eventually went into beast mode and scored the game-tying goal.
Newcomer Alexei Ponikarovsky will wear No. 12.