And as soon as I put up my last post, things start heating up. Brad Richards moves to the Western Conference, and Cristobal Huet goes to the Capitals. Brent Johnson, it’s been a pleasure knowing you.
10:24 AM MST: And now we have our first Avalanche trade, with the Avs picking up Ruslan Salei for Karlis Skrastins. Poor Skras. You have to wonder if his time in the NHL is coming to an end. Overall, to someone who doesn’t pay a lot of attention to the Eastern Conference, this looks like a good deal for the Avs. One stay at home defenseman for another, but Salei might have some legs left in him. And his name is shorter. Always a bonus.