One of the great pleasures in being a sports fan is prognosticating about trades. Most fans do it. In the case of Roberto Luongo, who it seems has been on the trade market since the Maple Leafs last won the Cup, some have done it dozens of times.
Now that the summer is over and preseason is officially underway, teams are cutting their roster down to the 23-man unit that will start the regular season. We take a look at which players are ready to make the jump to the elite, heading into 2011-12.
Let’s go back to the 2000 NHL Entry Draft for a moment. With the first overall pick the New York Islanders selected goaltender Rick DiPietro, prompting general manager Mike Millbury to trade prospect Roberto Luongo (cue laugh track).
Teemu Selanne is back for yet another year, agreeing to terms on a one-year deal with the Anaheim Ducks worth $4 million. In other news, restricted free agents Tyler Myers, John Tavares, and Zach Bogosian were re-signed by their respective clubs.