Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Utah Grizzlies deal Shea Guthrie to Everblades, acquire Prokop from Bakersfield, sign Hand

Grizzlies traded Shea Guthrie to Florida Everblades today. Shea, who has 13 points (7 goals, 6 assists) in 22 games with the Utah Grizzlies, was traded for the rights to Simon Ferguson. Sounds like Ferguson has spent all of his time with the Everblades in the AHL where he's played 13 games with Syracuse and tallied 3 assists.


While we were a little upset about Caria, this trade made us sad. Mainly because we were just starting to see some consistancy from Shea this month, and he has been one of our favorite n00bs to watch this year. But hockey is hockey is hockey, so we're trusting Colley on this again. Looks like Ferguson has been in the AHL over the past 3 years so we'll see how he works with our team.

To finish up the trade from Bakersfield, the Grizzlies picked up Patrik Prokop. Sounds like he had a decent junior career. So far this year he's played 7 games with the Condors and racked up 11 PIM.


And to finish up the changes, Utah picked up Ryan Hand as their new enforcer. We're interested to see how he affects the team, particularly against Idaho and Alaska. This boy tallies up the penatly minutes, which tells us he knows how to get the job done.


Luck to Shea in Florida!

Go Grizzlies!

5 comments:

Kevin said...

Ferguson will likely never see Utah. Florida acquired his rights from Augusta just in case, and now traded those rights to Utah. He is a pretty well-entrenched AHL player.

Grizz Blog said...

Yep, sounds like. Especially considering he hasn't seen an ECHL game in 3 years, and there's been no word of him being released from his PTO with Syracuse.

Jonesie Zamboni said...

Makes you wonder if something bigger is in the works. I don't think they'd just give Guthrie away - he was really clicking with the team. Hm...

Anonymous said...

Well Coach new what was going on with Caria so I am pretty sure he has some inside information on Ferguson.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like they have some ideas in mind for their future considerations. And if Ferguson is ever released from his PTO, then he'll go to the Grizzlies. Not a bad deal, I'd say.