Sunday, January 9, 2011

The First Big Domino is Eakin to Kootenay

With the WHL trade deadline 24 hours away, the first big name has been moved.

The Swift Current Broncos have traded star forward Cody Eakin to the Kootenay Ice for a total of 8 players.

The package is:

18-year-old Forward Christian Magnus and prospects Ryan Bloom (1993 Forward- Drumheller Dragons – AJHL), Jarett Zentner (1993 Forward - Calgary Mustangs – AJHL), Colby Cave (1994 Forward - Battleford Stars – SMAAAHL) and Steven Myland (1994 Goaltender - Valley West Hawks – BCMMHL) along with a first and second round draft pick in the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft and a third round pick in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft.

We will see what this does for the market as it is pretty clear right now that the price for teams looking to buy is going to be sky high.

If that's how much Eakin goes for, then how much are teams going to have to pay to get Brayden Schenn out of Brandon?