- Calgary Flames acquire Olli "Hokey Pokey Cancer" Jokinen
The digi-Flames always had one glaring weakness: offensive depth. Once you make your way past the greatness of Jarome Iginla and the pretty goodness of Michael "the appetizer" Cammalleri, there just isn't many other guys to score cheap-o wraparound goals with.
Olli Jokinen gives them a BIG boost. They're still not at the San Jose Sharks level of three-lines-deep magnificence but they're pretty darn good.
- Pittsburgh Penguins acquire Bill Guerin for peanuts
Easily the winner for "trade that will affect video games more than real life." Guerin gives the Penguins what they've needed for a long time: a right handed shot. Plus, BG is WAY way WAY better in NHL video games than he is in real life.
(And will be, until EA starts rating players on "going into the corners" and "caring any more.")
Off the top of my head, what the Penguins lines would look like
Guerin-Sid Crosby-Evgeni Malkin
Chris Kunitz - Jordan Staal - Petr Sykora
Matt Cooke - Tyler Kennedy - Miroslav Satan
Pascal Dupuis - Max Talbot - Jabroni
Now, if they'd only add a center who can win some friggin' face-offs.
More to come, maybe. Although there weren't many big deals after all.