Trade deadlines, for hockey fans they are probably the most exciting part of the season. Ok, maybe not the most exciting but there is generally a flurry of activity right up until the last second of the deadline. Deadline day in the NLL is a little bit different.
In comparison to the NHL, today — which happens to be the trade deadline — was a pretty slow day. Toronto, Minnesota, and Calgary were a few of the teams making trades today while Edmonton and a couple other teams managed trades during the days leading up to the deadline.
As far as who has been traded to and from Calgary there have been two, although technically one could not be considered an actual trade. Firstly, the Roughnecks released defenseman Rob Williams. Two days later he was snapped up by the Edmonton Rush.
The other trade — the trade still waiting approval from the league — today had the ‘Necks send forward Andrew Biers to the Minnesota Swarm in exchange for a second and third round pick in this years entry draft.
Apparently other teams had made offers on Biers but Minnesota won out with the two draft picks. GM Kurt Silcott mentioned that this trade “was more of a numbers game for us heading into the playoffs.” I guess we’ll see if those numbers pan out in the coming weeks.