Fantasy Impact: The Boston Bruins have sent defenseman Mark Stuart and winger Blake Wheeler to Atlanta in exchange for center/winger Rich Peverley and towering defenseman Boris Valabik.


The Bruins get: In Peverley, the best player in the trade. He is a skilled and versatile forward who can plug various holes in the lineup. In Boston, he will probably center the third scoring line behind Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci. He is signed to an awesome contract ($1.3 million per, signed through 2011-12) as well. Boris Valabik hasn’t lived up to his draft billing (10th overall). However, he can play spot duty on the PK and in a depth defensive role. He is probably eight or nine on Boston’s depth chart.


The Thrashers get: An inconsistent winger (Wheeler), and a solid defensive defenseman. Any chance this precludes a Zach Bogosian trade? Wheeler can play wing and center, and he brings a lot of size to the league’s biggest forward group. Wheeler will be given an opportunity to produce in Atlanta.


Fantasy Players Impacted:

Peverley goes to a better team but he moves down the depth chart. Wheeler should see top six minutes with Atlanta. Stuart and Valabik have zero fantasy value. Peverley will boost the offensive upside for Boston’s depth wingers – Tyler Seguin being one.


Fantasy Players this helps, in order:

1. Peverley

2. Seguin (short-term)

3. Wheeler

4. Chris Kelly (can play wing, like Peverley)


Fantasy Players this hurts, in order:

1. Gregory Campbell

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derek said:

Pavelec I dont think Pav is playing at the top of his game but he is def. not getting any defensive help...the game the other night against the Coyotes was a 4-3 loss and 2 of the goals came off direct turnovers.
February 18, 2011
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Jon Dey said:

I really like this move... it is cap friendly for BOS, and they get a skilled Center to set-up Seguin, who can now move to the wing. That is if he doesn't get a bump.

All ATL is struggling. Any shake up helps, and a vet D to alleviate pressure on Bogosian is great move.
February 18, 2011
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ryan said:

Valabik Could have some value in deeper leagues that count pim...he's a fantastic cap saver for bos so could see some goon time.
February 18, 2011
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Ryan said:

... Anything for to change more Marchand? A little less PK time maybe?
February 18, 2011
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AL said:

grindin griers
Pavelec Does adding stuart help Pavelec at all, I haven't been able to watch the games and I don't know if its the D or Pavelec that is struggling lately.
February 18, 2011
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