Wow. It’s a big week for Florida defenseman Sandis Ozolinsh. He’s an All-Star starter and he’s going to California.
Florida traded him (and left wing/defenseman Lance Ward) to Anaheim for center Matt Cullen, defenseman Pavel Trnka and a fourth-round pick in next year’s draft.
Obviously this is a huge get for the Ducks. I don’t understand why Florida would make the deal, though. They’re losing one of the league’s best defenseman and not getting much back in return. If they really wanted to unload Ozolinish, it seems that they could have gotten a lot more in return.
Florida is doing OK without Ozolinish so far, though. Florida managed to tie Detroit without him.