Coyotes' Turn 3 deals in less than 24 hours

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    Phoenix (AP) -- The Phoenix Coyotes are beginning to mix things up in their line-up and with their prospects, here's a run down of the 3 trades..

    First up was a deal with The Ottawa Senators, Patrick Sharp and a 3rd rounder leave Phoenix and coming back is Niko Dimitrakos, Oskar Osala and a 7th Rounder both picks are in 2008. Sharp is a great player and its hard to see him leave, he was going to be one of our better players this year, but we gain Dimitrakos who has shown flashes of being a great offensive forward, and we believe he can return to that form and potential. Also we gain a great prospect in Osala, he has been playing amazing once adjusting to the OHL and he is the World Junior Championship scoring leader he is big and by coming over to play for Mississauga last year and again this year i believe shows that his top goal is the NHL. Were very happy here in the organization to gained players withthe current potential of Dimitrakos and the future potential of Osala.

    Next was a deal with the Florida Panthers where Prospect Anton But and a 6th Rounder were sent to Florida for prospect Cody Wild. Cody i believe is a very underrated player. Dispite being selected in the 5th round alot can be said about this player, he lead his college team in scoring for a defenceman as a freshman with 21 including 6 goals, and was named to the Hockey-East all rookie team. this season he is once again the highest scoring defenceman on the team and is only 2 pts away from being the team leader in scoring dispite only being a sophmore and making it more memorable is the fact that 2 of the players ahead of him are HFNHL prospects; St. Louis Colin McDonald and Chicago Jonathan Rheault. Wild has great speed and although he could be 3 or 4 years out we believe that he does have the potential to be a very solid NHL defenceman.

    The final trade, probably the biggest one.. Chris Phillips leaves the team and goes to Nashville and coming to Phoenix is Brad Lukowich, Matt Jones and Aki Seitsonen. It was very difficult to trade away a player with such potential that Phillips has, a former 1st overall pick has never quite lived up to what was expected of him, but the potential is still there once we came to the decisuion of trading him the offers were flowing in we turned down good offers from as many as 3 teams and felt that this would be the best for us. Brad Lukowich judging by his play would be a good fit with Bergeron ont he first pairing, he also adds a solid penalty kill element to our team. Matt Jones is a solid two-way defenceman prospect, and should make the line-up next season or could even fill in as an injury replacement this season, hes got good potential at both ends of the ice, and Aki Seitsonen is a very solid prospect who seems fully dedicated to play in the NHL someday, and that day may be very soon, we like the offensive ability and size that makes Seitsonen a potential 2nd line center someday.

    The team is still mildly negotiating other deals, and are always willing to discuss potential deals, as these trades do help the state of the team for the future, but are still a long way to go to getting the team to the point they would like to be at. In other news Al Montoya has been named player of the week in the AHL, the team is hoping in a few years that he will help lead them between the pipes.

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