Monday, August 22, 2011

Deadine Day

The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s summer trading period closes this morning at 11am Atlantic Standard Time.

With the exception of the Nathan MacKinnon drama, it’s been a fairly quiet trading period since it opened on August 1st. Since that time, 14 transactions have been made.

“Teams must decide by Monday at noon whether they're keeping the players who are CEGEP students,” wrote Neil Hodge in Saturday’s Telegraph-Journal. “CEGEP is the mandatory education level in Quebec that falls between high school and university.

“Teams must also offer their 19-year-olds a contract by Tuesday at 11 a.m. or place them on league waivers where other clubs can pick them up for nothing.”

The Saint John Sea Dogs have yet to make any transactions this month. The team was pretty quiet last year as well with their only deals being the acquisition of defenseman Spencer MacDonald and goaltender Frederic Piche in exchange for draft picks.

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