Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Broncos Deal Gervais to Vancouver

Here's the news release:

The Swift Current Broncos have announced Wednesday afternoon that they have traded 17-year-old forward Phil Gervais to the Vancouver Giants for a 3rd Round pick in the 2008 Bantam Draft.

Gervais was originally drafted by the Broncos in the 3rd round, 52nd overall in the 2005 Bantam Draft and is in his 2nd season in the Western Hockey League.


This move gets the Broncos down to 22 players on the roster - a number they usually like to operate with.

The depth at the 17 year-old forward position allows the Broncos to do this. With Mike Brown, Geordie Wudrick, Justin Dowling, Jan Dalecky and a couple of prospects at that age, the Broncos are deep in 1990 talent.

PersonallyI think the Broncos received good value here - a third round pick is pretty good. It also gives them another trade tool to throw around at the deadline if they're in position to make a long playoff run.

The Giants have a pretty good group of forwards already. Phil will be in plenty of competition with the Giants for regular ice-time.



Anonymous said...

Phil Gervais for a draft choice - wow I would of thought you could get a live body - maybe an over aged D - think we could use help - I would of kept Gervais and got rid of one of the other players - I think Gervais has a real upside - watch him become a star in Van - too bad

Jon Keen said...

Another over-age d? We have two solid ones already.

"Got rid of one of the other players" you say? Who? the current Broncos lineup is solid from top to bottom. The best I've seen since the beginning of the season in 2003-04.

That's saying a lot considering that team featured Tyler Redenbach, Jeremy Williams, Davin Heintz, Alex Leavitt, Ty Morris, a young Luke Hunter, Ian White and Aaron Rome.

Joel Siemens said...

I agree 100 percent on this one Jon. Mr. anonymous is sure putting it all on the line here. For the record I am sad Phil was traded but it was obvious that we have a back log of great talent that will do just as much if not more for us. At least Dean did the good thing here and trade Phil and not just let him sit every other night or reassign him.