Monday, March 2, 2009

Havelid To The Swamp

This trade has just broke as per TSN - click here

Fantasy owners can now rejoice, the first trade of this deadline week has finally been completed. Atlanta has traded veteran defenceman Niclas Havelid to New Jersey for rookie d-man Anssi Salmela.

Fanatsy outlook:
Hang on tight fantasy owners. Don't rush out and pickup Havelid. The 35 year old rear guard was strictly brought in for depth purposes. New Jersey is a defence first oriented system and that will only hinder Havelids non-spectacular numbers to date.
Anssi Salmela is a rather unknown d-man in North America but has put up decent numbers in Lowell in the AHL this season.

If there is any fantasy upside on this deal, it is that Salmela could be looked at as a future fantasy keeper in very deep leagues.


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