The fifth hour of trading provided some interesting changes with the Blue Jackets moving two veteran players, the Canucks sending one of their character players east and the Islanders picking up some strength for a draft pick.
Columbus sent captain Adam Foote back to the Colorado Avalanche, the only team reportedly that Foote would consider a trade to, the Blue Jackets received a conditional draft pick for 2008 or 2009 and a fourth round pick in 2009
TSN—Avalanche bring back defenceman Foote
Sportsnet—Foote traded back to Colorado
The Blue Jackets then moved Sergei Federov, sending the mysterious Russian to the Washington Capitals, where he’ll join up with a team heavily stocked with Europeans and Russians. Heading for Columbus is Theo Ruth a highly touted young defenceman.
TSN—Blue Jackets trade Fedorov to Capitals
Sportsnet—Fedorov to join Ovechkin
The New York Islanders add some depth to their blue line as they pick up Rob Davison from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a seventh round draft pick in the 2008 draft.
Sportsnet—Islanders add Davison from San Jose
Vancouver and Washington exchanged a couple of matts on Tuesday, as the Canucks sent Matt Cooke, a strong character player for Vancouver to the renovating Capitals. Heading to Vancouver is Matt Pettinger a left winger that the Canucks are hoping adds some intensity in the corners.
TSN—Canucks trade Cooke to Caps for Pettinger
Sportsnet—Canucks add scoring in Pettinger trade
The hour winds down with still more possibilities making the rounds, but few details to go to the bank with as the final hour of trading gets ready to start.