The Ducks and Blues made a deal on Friday that sent two veteran players to new teams. The Ducks sent centre Andy McDonald (Don) to the Blues for Doug Weight (Aaron), Michael Birner (non-pool) and a 7th round pick in 2008.
Without the likes of Teemu Selanne (non-pool) in Anaheim, Andy McDonald hasn't had the big scoring forward to work with since all the young forwards are working amongst themselves. McDonald has still had 16 points in 33 games with the Ducks. He could be a pretty nice addition to a Blues line-up. He could find himself centering Lee Stempniak (Box 7) or Keith Tkachuk (Aaron). That could be a pretty good thing.
An unrestricted free agent at the end of the season, the Ducks will have their core group of players signed on and Doug Weight will act as a rental. The question is... is Doug Weight what the Ducks need to get their season back on track? Well, he only has 11 points in 29 games coming into Anaheim, but with the added talent of Scott Niedermayer (non-pool), the Ducks will have all sorts of veteran experience to guide the youth. If I was to speculate who Weight could be playing with... Todd Bertuzzi (Box 9) seems like a worthy candidate.
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