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Post  R.Rishaug on Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:48 pm

Wow with the crazy flurry of action TaSN has gotten on me to do some trade analysis report cards.
Back after week 1 we saw a massive three way deal.
 
SHOCKERS
Shockers receive: Bryan Lee & Kevin Tai
Shockers lose: Eric Huynh & James Fong
 
With plenty of cap room the Shockers weren’t dealing to save any more dollars. They were looking to bolster the line up. They quickly found in week 1 that they were an offense oriented team with no real committed dmen. This trade went out and did so in a big way. Acquiring Cash Only’s former keeper Bryan Lee paired with Ken Dang will combine to make one of the most formidable d pairings the league has seen to date. Eric should flourish as he gets accustomed to his first season in the ABHL, but Bryan is the right fit here. James was an excellent teammate and Hon Yee had a difficult time dealing the gritty forward, but he acquires a utility man in Kevin Tai. No loss here. Shockers look more and more destined to seize their first playoff berth and possibly more.
 
SHOCKERS trade grade A-
 
CASH ONLY
Cash Only receives: Winslow Tang, James Fong, Dave Ly
Cash Only loses: Bryan Lee, Steve Wong
 
Cash Only was in the opposite position of Shockers they were making deals to save cap. After a dreadful 5 goal handicap GM Ryan Ho knew he had to get something done here.
The deal allowed him to save some big dollars by moving the hefty contract of Steve Wong out the door. The cost was his beloved keeper. He did manage to acquire some top end talent in Winslow Tang though so that offset much of the loss. The only issue is Cash Only took on an extra contract and that may hinder them down the road. Overall a decent move that allows Cash Only to only be punished with a one goal handicap. Also the potential of reuniting good friends Gary Wong and Winslow Tang may have the biggest upside. Also good friend Dave Ly may feel more at home wearing the green and being a member of Cash Only.
 
CASH ONLY trade grade B –
 
ROOSTERS
Roosters receive: Steve Wong, Eric Huyhn
Roosters lose: Dave Ly, Winslow Tang, Kevin Tai
 
This was probably one of the bolder moves as it was a complete revamp of the Roosters. Its hard not to take into account the results of WK 2 when evaluating this trade, but we will ignore these results and look at the deal right on paper. He loses Winslow Tang, for the second time, but gains top prospect Eric Huynh and all around solid Steve Wong. Steve comes with a large price tag, but is a proven winner and will help this squad with its top end talent. Also in moving out three players the Roosters GM seems to be making space for another future roster player. While this is a separate transaction all together, this move on paper looks like a great deal. This GM has a plan and the rest of the ABHL will have to wait and see as it unfolds.
 
ROOSTERS trade grade A

Keep posted for more trade report cards to come.
 

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Post  R.Rishaug on Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:58 pm

In Trade # 2 we saw a large amount of dollars go each way.
Obvious money problems for both teams were the root cause of this deal happening.
 
CASH ONLY
Cash Only receives: Nick Yatco & Stanley Chan
Cash Only loses: Andrew Szeto, Alex Hoang
 
Still affected by the luxury tax Cash Only had to make another deal involving key players. Losing Andrew will definetly be felt by team CO. He is a solid defenceman with a underrated blast from the backend. His salary was near 6 million though and weighed heavily of this franchise. It was unfortunate not to see the Childhood line get more than a couple games together, but it’s the nature of the game and moves had to be made. Cash Only was able to shed nearly 2 million dollars and now can breathe as they have erased the handicap and climbed out of debt. Cash Only also had to say good bye to its longest serving member Alex Hoang. He has been Cash Only for a long time, it must’ve been tough but he has had a rough start to the season. A fresh start with the CG Blue may be just what the doctor ordered. In Nick Yatco CO acquires a large bodied goalie who will block a lot of shots by default. With the right players around him Nick can flourish. Stanley Chan will be a great fit for CO as he has great chemistry with CO star Gary Wong, also at just a shade under 5 million hes a bargain. Only issue here is he has personal commitments come playoff time.  But Cash Only must first focus on righting the ship during the rough start to season 2.
 
CASH ONLY trade grade B
 
CHAIN GANG
Chain Gang receives: Andrew Szeto, Alex Hoang
Chain Gang loses: Nick Yatco & Stanley Chan
 
The CG GM has a reputation of making big moves. Last season it didn’t pan out so well for this franchise. With his first deal of the season Felix Wong acquired a stud on defense and a goalie who has the talent, but hasn’t quite found his groove yet. Reports say that many of the CG teammates were close to Nick Yatco and were sad to see the goalie go. Nick has also been the longest serving member of the Chain Gang and has played his heart out for this team and GM. But in the cap driven world of the ABHL his 5.6 million was the first targeted salary to be moved. The CG acquires Alex Hoang at  a shade under 4 million. A new coloured uniform and new supporting cast will help to motivate this goalie to being a legitimate tender on a legitimate contender. In the end CG saves nearly 3 million dollars and gives them some room to breathe for the weeks to come. For that effort the deal makes sense. Alex Hoang is a risk, while Andrew Szeto is a sure thing.
 
CHAIN GANG trade grade B+

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