--- In Islanders-Soundtigers@y..., "Hasbrouck, Kevin S, NLNS"
> Adam Oates signed with the Ducks for 2 yr 7.0 mil.
> Mike Richter was traded to the Oilers for a compensary draft pick
> Curtis Joseph was traded to the Flames for a compensary draft pick>>
The Oates deal is the real thing and a very good deal for Anaheim
because it's the best center they may have even had for Kariya.
The other two deals are jokes so the rich can get compensatory
picks later on. If the league had a clue they would make them do
these deals no later than three weeks before July 1st so a team like
Edmonton might just creative and deal Richter themselves to another
Of course the league gives the rich teams every out possible.