OT: Red Wings get Erik Cole from Stars

OT: Red Wings get Erik Cole from Stars

Submitted by Meson on March 1st, 2015 at 7:51 PM

Red Wings get Erik Cole from Dallas for 2 prospects: Mattias Backman (22, playing in Sweden), Mattias Janmark (also 22, also playing in Sweden) and a second round pick for Cole and a third-rounder. Dallas gets their pick back if Cole plays a lot and Detroit makes it to the second round of the playoffs.

I think it's a great trade. They give up two guys who aren't even in Grand Rapids and a pick to get a power forward (even if he is a rental).

 

EDIT: Looks like if Detroit makes it to the conference finals Dallas gets the draft pick back, not the second round.

Sweden Annexes Fort Wayne

Sweden Annexes Fort Wayne

Submitted by lairdgoblue on March 22nd, 2010 at 1:21 PM

... or at least it will appear that way, because yes, the giant Swedish flag will be making the trip. (In case you have forgotten http://mgoblog.com/content/demon-bear-exorcised-mostly).

The great Rob Eckert (bearer of the flag) and I will be representing Yost section 17, and do our best to make sure Carl knows we love him. Lots.

Who else is going?

Olympic Hockey: Root for Sweden

Olympic Hockey: Root for Sweden

Submitted by Seth9 on February 21st, 2010 at 10:20 PM

Should Sweden win by fewer than 6 goals, the US will grab the top overall seed (this also happens if the game goes to OT). This is very important because Canada and Russia will be on the same side of the bracket, the winner of which will play the 2 seed in the medal round. Also, the 1 seed gets the winner of Switzerland-Belarus, as opposed to Slovakia-Norway (i.e. Slovakia).

EDIT: Clarification-if Finland wins without OT, Finland gets the top seed and the US gets the 2 seed. As Canada is the 6 seed and Russia is the 3 seed, we really do not want to be in that bracket.