Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Is It #TimoTime In Saint John?

Could it soon be Timo time in Saint John? There are rumours it could be.

According to Stephane Leroux of RDS, there are rumours circulating that the Sea Dogs could trade for Halifax Mooseheads captain Timo Meier.
Meier has 11 goals and 25 assists in 23 games with the Mooseheads this season. He is currently with Switzerland’s under-20 team preparing for the World Junior Hockey Championship.

In today’s Chronicle Herald, Willy Palov had an article on Meier’s future with the Mooseheads. Given that Halifax is rebuilding and Meier, the ninth overall pick in this year’s NHL Draft, is a 19-year-old, it makes a whole lot of sense for the Moose to deal him.

Meier would certainly give the Sea Dogs something they need: a highly skilled forward that can take over a game. Saint John has plenty of offensive depth, but they are missing that big impactful player up front that can dominate.

The price to get Meier will no doubt be high – even though the San Jose Sharks prospect will likely be playing pro next season. But last week’s Matt Murphy deal indicates that Saint John believes they can do some winning this season and aren’t afraid to move some assets.

The Murphy deal also helps with the possibility of having to move Jakub Zboril or Oliver Felixson – the team’s two current imports.

Meier was recently named the QMJHL's first star of the week after setting a career high with six points in Halifax's win over the Sea Dogs on Friday. The Mooseheads – without Meier – visit Saint John on Friday.

The QMJHL trading period begins on Saturday.

Photo: Marc Henwood/Station Nation

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