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VSN Presents: S79 Trade Deadline Recap


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Greetings, VHL, and welcome to your season 79 trade deadline recap, where we cover all the trades that happened within the 24 hours before the trade deadline in both the VHL and VHLM. While you’re here be sure to check out some of the other amazing VSN articles that have been released lately!
 

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Our first trade of the day in the VHL took place between Prague and London in which Prague sent away a pair of prospects for a veteran defensemen and a draft pick.

 

:prg:Prague receives::prg:

General Zod @Matt_O

S80 LDN 4th

 

:ldn:London receives::ldn:

Alexander Rivers @DrummerBoy15

Deke Rike @JCV

 

This trade should benefit both teams, Prague in the short term as they gained a great defensemen for their playoff run, and London in the long term as they gained a pair of top prospects. General Zod was having a great season for London prior to being traded with 40 assists and 45 points, better yet is the defensive side of Zod’s game as they had 201 hits and 143 shots blocked during 59 games with London. Zod fills a much needed spot in Prague’s lineup slotting in alongside Nathan Powers on the second pair. London received 2 players who are both having remarkable seasons in the VHLM, Deke Rike and Alexander Rivers have scored 95 and 74 points respectively in 64 games. Both players are improving at a steady pace and could prove to be key players in London’s future.

 

Shortly after the previous trade London was back to work as they sent another one of their top players to Moscow for another younger player.

 

:mos:Moscow receives::mos:

Kevin King @IamMOOSE

S81 LDN 3rd

 

:ldn:London receives::ldn:

Kyle Glass @Tbeez99

 

Similarly to the previous trade this trade saw London sending a solid forward near the end of their career and a pick to Moscow, for a developing player. For Moscow this trade nets them a player who will benefit them next season as they make their playoff push, should they resign in Moscow. Kevin King has had a great season thus far for London with 21 goals and 67 points in 59 games. For London this trade is another sign that they are going into a rebuild adding Kyle Glass who was drafted by Moscow 22nd overall just a couple seasons ago in season 77. Now in their second VHL season, Glass is set to have a similar season to their first as they had 23 points in 63 games with Moscow so far this season. Once again we should see the effect of this trade as soon as next season as King enters the final season of his career and Glass continues to improve.

 

:vhlmlogo:VHLM::vhlmlogo:

 

The VHLM saw significantly more trades than the VHL as there were a total of 5 trades made in the 24 hours leading up to the trade deadline.

 

The first trade we saw was a textbook VHLM trade as a near capped player went to Mexico City in exchange for a prospect and a pair of early picks heading to Ottawa.

 

:ott:Ottawa receives::ott:

Arno Blugers @bukss_a

S81 MEX 1st

S81 MEX 2nd

 

:mck:Mexico City receives::mck:

Ben Aky @Lilmar

S80 OTT 5th

 

This trade saw Mexico City gearing up for their run this season by acquiring top defensemen Ben Aky, Aky has had an incredible season with Ottawa scoring 69 points in 62 games played, good enough to be the 8th highest scoring defensemen in the VHLM. Going back to Ottawa was Arno Blugers, Blugers will play an important role in Ottawa’s inevitable playoff run next season. Ottawa also received a first and a second in the season 81 draft, making it highly likely that they will be very competitive in both seasons 80 and 81. 

 

The second trade in the VHLM was between Minnesota and Miami and similarly to the prior trade had a clear buyer and seller.

 

:osl:Minnesota receives::osl:

Barry Bonds Jr @Jim Kovtrash

S81 MIA 3rd

 

:mia:Miami receives::mia:

Logain Ablar @Kelsier

 

Similarly to Mexico, Miami used the trade deadline to get one step closer to a Founder’s Cup as they are currently in a tight race in the standings with Miami and Philadelphia. Acquiring Logain Ablar immediately improves Miami’s top 6 as Ablar has been nothing short of impressive this season in Minnesota, scoring 40 goals and 36 assists for a total of 76 points in 63 games. Going to Minnesota was Barry Bonds Jr, who has had a solid season as a role player thus far for Miami as they have had 37 points in 61 games and notably had a +30. Minnesota also received a season 81 3rd round pick.

 

Lastly, in classic VHLM fashion,  we saw 4 teams trade 7th round picks, here’s a summary of this chaos:

 

:osl:Minnesota receives::osl:

S81 PHI 7th

 

:phi:Philadelphia receives::phi:

S81 LVA 7th

 

:veg:Las Vegas receives::veg:

S81 MIN 7th

S80 MIS 7th

 

:mis:Mississauga receives::mis:

S80 LVA 7th

 

That’s all for our season 79 trade deadline, we saw some teams plan for the future, while others got assets to make a push now. Most teams made the decision to hold onto their current rosters and only time will tell how these trades turn out and we’ll see shortly if they have an effect on the season 79 Continental and Founder’s Cup playoffs.

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5 hours ago, Alex_J32 said:

:osl:Minnesota receives::osl:

S81 PHI 7th

 

:phi:Philadelphia receives::phi:

S81 LVA 7th

 

:veg:Las Vegas receives::veg:

S81 MIN 7th

S80 MIS 7th

 

:mis:Mississauga receives::mis:

S80 LVA 7th

Bek really liked that one :kewk:

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