Found February 22, 2012 on Fox - The Hockey Guy:
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 Dispatach. “We have to move forward. It wasn't working this season as we expected. We're going to move forward and this is part of the process of reshaping the team.”McElhinney is recovering from abdominal surgery and is not expected to play again this season. He is a pending free agent as well. The Coyotes needed to get him off their 50-man roster to create space for positive additions.The Blue Jackets played along to facilitate this deal, which moved Vermette’s onerous four-year, $15 million contract down the trail.“This gives us more flexibility,” Howson said. “It's never fun trading anybody. ...

Columbus trades Antoine Vermette to Phoenix

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...

Adam French: Antoine Vermette a Yote

As I sleep so do the trades happen eh? Well always it seems. Waking up early for work and I see that a major trade went down. Fantastic. Well I’m awake and here to post some thoughts. I had hoped he Antoine Vermette would be a guy they would target, the lack of any conceivable depth at center was apparent and they seriously need a more skilled player to center the second line...

Report: Blue Jackets Trade Antoine Vermette to Coyotes for Curtis McElhinney, Draft Picks

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.'s Pierre LeBrun reports that Columbus will receive a 2012 second rounder (originally belonging to Ottawa...

Coyotes obtain Vermette from Jackets

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.

Bruins Facing Leaner Market for Offensive Help With Antoine Vermette, Tuomu Ruutu No Longer Options

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...

Coyotes Acquire Vermette From Columbus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 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...

Blue Jackets trade C Vermette to Coyotes (AP)

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.

Coyotes acquire Vermette from Blue Jackets

The Phoenix Coyotes have acquired center Antoine Vermette from the Columbus Blue Jackets, two sources with knowledge of the deal told

Jackets deal Vermette to Coyotes for McElhinney

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have traded center Antoine Vermette to the Phoenix Coyotes for two draft picks and goaltender Curtis McElhinney.

Jackets Journal: February 23

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...
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