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Shamrocks Drink Too Much on Deadline Day

by Ryan Torrie | March 19, 2018, 11:27 AM ET

There are no two ways about it, GM Ryan Torrie, has re-shaped the Shamorcks roster for a distance future. With several UFAs on the roster, GM Torrie moved out several of them and got picks and prospects back in return.

Although in one of the most bizzare moves of the deadline, GM Torrie sent newly acquired Sami Vatanen and Jake Gardiner (both players have term remaining)  to Las Vegas for Travis Hamonic, prospect Nicklaus Perbix and three draft picks including a 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Those picks are not for four years, but could be useful when this team will still be in a rebuliding stage.

Other deadline trades included:

Artem Anisimov headed to Las Vegas for a 2nd 2021 and prospect Zachary Lauzon. Carl Soderberg to Montreal for Jeremiah Addison and Montreal's 6th in 2018. A 6th in 2020 to Havana for Marc Methot. A 5th in 2018 to Boston for Chris Kunitz.

Prior to the deadline, the Shamrocks also moved Jason Spezza and Scott Darling to Philadephia for two picks and a prospect and Ryan Strome to Las Vegas for Gustav Nyqvist.

"We cannot sustain ourselves by signing players in the off-season and then failing to win regular season games. I am to blame for trying to make this team better through the early season acquistions, but today, I tried to make this team better for the future" GM Torrie told the media.

One has to wonder where the Shamrocks may have been without unloading several top picks and prospects for players they eventually traded away prior to the yesterday's deadline. This team looks to be in shambles with only four picks in this year's draft and none in the first 4 rounds. It could be a ugly off season for this team. Shamrock fans will need to be patient, but many are becoming restless and calling for their GM's head.


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