Thursday, October 14, 2010

Now I Get It: The Tracey Kelusky Trade

By Mike Wilson

If you hadn't heard, Tracey Kelusky, the former Calgary captain, has been traded to the Buffalo Bandits for a first round pick. This is a big deal.

If your from Edmonton you can compare it to when Ryan Smyth was traded to the island for Robert Nilsson, Ryan O'Mara, and Alex Plante. The heart and soul of a franchise traded for practically nothing.

At first I didn't get it at all. Why would you trade your All-time leading scorer and a guy who brought you 2 championships.  Especially after trading after trading one of the leagues top scorers in Josh Sanderson to Boston in the same offseason. 

So I started to ask some questions. I asked former Roughneck assistant coach and our "In The Crease" NLL Insider, Abe Conn why this greatly one sided trade was made. This is what I found out:

Tracey recently moved to Peterborough, Ontario and alerted the team that in 2 years he would want a trade. The team decided to trade him right now while he was at his highest value. Makes sense to me.


I made some new modifications to the site as well as changing the theme. I added links to "In The Crease" and "Avry's Sports Show" check them out as they are both very good shows. 

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Thanks for reading

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