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  Section119
 
February 24, 2011 3:47:22 pm
 
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Sopel & Dawes to Habs
http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=554018

Habs acquire Sopel, Dawes from ThrashersThursday, 02.24.2011 / 2:21 PM / 2011 Trade Deadline NHL.com 16
Share The Atlanta Thrashers have traded defenseman Brent Sopel and left wing Nigel Dawes to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for center Ben Maxwell and a 2011 fourth-round draft pick.

The Canadiens were in dire need of a defenseman following the recent injuries along the blue line to Josh Gorges and Andrei Markov, as well as Jaroslav Spacek. Sopel, who is in his 12th season, has 2 goals, 7 points and a plus-7 rating in 59 games with the Thrashers this season. He won a Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2009-10 before being traded to Atlanta in June, 2010.

Atlanta General Manager Rick Dudley, meanwhile, was in need of a center after trading a top-two line center, Rich Peverley, in a four-player deal last week. Maxwell was selected No. 49 in the second round of the 2006 Entry Draft.

 
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  Bongo
 
February 25, 2011 7:27:27 am
 
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Congrats to both. Other than winning the cup, getting out of Atlanta has got to be the 2nd best thing that could happen to a player in the spring.
 
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  psychotyc
 
February 27, 2011 9:00:27 pm
 
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didnt give a rats about nigel at all. sorry to see sopes leave though. really did like him. pretty decent stay at home defense man that tried his best.
 
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