03:53pm EST | Mar 05
I guess that is going to all for the NHL Trade Deadline. I was certainly busier than the NBA Deadline a couple a weeks ago.
I'ts been fun bringing you all of the breaking news.
03:19pm EST | Mar 05
Conditional Fifth Round Pick
To NY Islanders:
2014 Second Round Draft Pick
03:01pm EST | Mar 05
The NHL Trade Deadline has now passed.
*Reminder that deals can still filter down from the league office over the next hour or so.
02:12pm EST | Mar 05
One year ago the Vancouver Canucks had Corey Schneider and Roberto Luongo between the pipes and were the envy of the NHL...now they have Eddie Lack and Jacob Markstrom. Still hard to believe and understand.
02:05pm EST | Mar 05
One hour left!
*Just a reminder that deals will still filter in for about another hour after the 3pm EST deadline.
01:54pm EST | Mar 05
To New Jersey:
conditional third round draft pick in 2017
01:21pm EST | Mar 05
To Los Angeles:
2nd Round Draft Pick
conditional 3rd Round Draft Pick
part of Gabby's salary
01:01pm EST | Mar 05
2 hours until the deadline!
12:47pm EST | Mar 05
To Los Angeles:
Two 2nd round draft picks
Interesting deal involving top prospects from both sides.
12:11pm EST | Mar 05
D Chris Phillips has agreed to an extension with the Ottawa Senators and is now off the trade block.
The deal is 2 years/$5 million. Nice deal for Ottawa.
11:56am EST | Mar 05
The Los Angeles Kings have temporarily pulled back from the rumored Marian Gaborik deal.
This could be a ploy to get a better price from the Blue Jackets, but it is being reported that they are kicking the tires on Vanek and others.
11:53am EST | Mar 05
St. Louis is scrambling to get on a flight to New York in time for the Rangers game against Toronto tonight.
If he makes it in time, he is expected to play with Brad Richards and Carl Hagelin.
11:03am EST | Mar 05
TSN is reporting a couple of close deals:
Marty St. Louis to the Rangers for Ryan Callahan and draft picks.
Marian Gaborik to the LA Kings.
11:01am EST | Mar 05
Joe Sakic says talks ongoing but no trade imminent
The Avalanche has a full front-office contingent on the road trip, which also includes a game Thursday at Detroit. The traveling party includes executive vice president of hockey operations Joe Sakic, general manager Greg Sherman, assistant GM Craig Billington and vice president of hockey administration Charlotte Graham.
Sakic on Tuesday night said that no trade was imminent "as of right now. There are conversations, like everybody, but nothing as of right now. Do I expect anything? I don't know. Whatever it is, it's got to make sense."
Sakic acknowledged he has "had communications" with Stastny's agent, adding, "Unless something's done, we're not going to say anything."
10:57am EST | Mar 05
Winnipeg rookie center Mark Scheifele suffered an MCL injury last night and it was just announced that he will miss 6-8 weeks.
This will, most likely, put the brakes on any dealings for the Jets. Scheifele was a key piece in what the are building and giving up a young piece in order to bring in a hired gun is not the best approach for this franchise.
09:50am EST | Mar 05
Senators offer Phillips two-year contract extension
The Ottawa Senators have offered defenceman Chris Phillips a two-year contract extension.
The two sides have still not agreed on a deal according to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun.
Phillips, 35, has appeared in 52 games with the Senators this season, scoring one goal and 12 assists.
He is in the final year of a three-year, $9.25 million contract and was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
09:43am EST | Mar 05
TSN in Canada has an in-house musician (Lester McLean) to write songs all day long leading up to the deadline.
Their videos are not imbedable, but here is the link to their song about Roberto Luongo:
08:36am EST | Mar 05
Expecting plenty of action today. Things usually start ramping up at around 10am-11am EST.
Big names who are available and expected to move include:
Ryan Kesler (Van)
Thomas Vanek (NYI)
Matt Moulson (Buf)
Ryan Callahan (NYR)
Christian Ehrhoff (Buf)
Mike Cammalleri (Cal)
David Legwand (Nas)
Marian Gaborik (CBJ)
Chris Phillips (Ott)
Martin Brodeur (NJD)
Chris Stewart (Buf)
Ales Hemsky (Edm)
Sam Gagner (Edm)
Andrej Meszaros (Phi)
Ray Whitney (Dal)
and many, many more...
08:23pm EST | Mar 04
Martin Erat gets wish, traded to Coyotes for Rostislav Klesla
Martin Erat is finally getting his wish, he has been traded from the Washington Capitals.
After the forward requested a trade early this season and reiterated that desire recently, the Capitals sent him to the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday. The Capitals send Erat along with prospect John Mitchell to the Coyotes in exchange for Rostislav Klesla, Chris Brown and a 2015 fourth-round draft pick.
Trading Erat took GM George McPhee a long time given the cap constraints across the league and Erat's $4.5 million cap hit for this season and next. In dealing him, though, they get a defenseman in Klesla and that at least has been a position of need for the Caps approaching the deadline. Whether or not Klesla can be the answer is something we'll have to wait and see. His health will be a big factor in that, he has only played 25 games this season.
05:07pm EST | Mar 04
Canucks trade Roberto Luongo to Panthers
The Vancouver Canucks have traded goalie Roberto Luongo to the Florida Panthers.
Luongo rejoins the Panthers after having been traded to Vancouver eight seasons ago.
He spent five seasons with the Panthers from 2000-01 to 2005-06 before playing the past eight years with the Canucks.
Shawn Matthias and Jacob Markstrom are going the other way.
03:16pm EST | Mar 04
Paul Stastny "absolutely" willing to grant the Avs a discount
A major possibility remains a deal involving Paul Stastny, whose five-year, $33 million contract is up after this season and who can be an unrestricted free agent on July 1 if he isn't re-signed by then.
Stastny did add that he "absolutely" would be willing to grant the Avalanche a discount. The trick there is how that's defined, especially since it's generally conceded that while he has played well as a two-way center doing a lot of the intangibles and is a major contributor to this team, his $6.6 million salary the past five seasons raised eyebrows.
"Everybody knows how the business works," Stastny said. "You can obviously go somewhere and get more money somewhere else. But if you have something good and you want to stick with it, that hometown discount is obviously something that everyone's aware of and is important to do. You want both sides to be happy. You don't want to (mistreat) the team and you want the team to be put in a good situation where they can kind of compete down the road as well."
02:50pm EST | Mar 04
All of the talk this morning was that Devils' Martin Brodeur was going to be dealt to the Minnesota Wild after tonight's game.
Throughout the day, the Wild acquired goalie Bryzgalov from Edmonton...so it's doubtful that Marty will be going there.
Could the Habs be in play for Brodeur? Let him finish his career at home. Are the Canadiens worried about Carey Price's lower body injury moving forward? Brodeur would be nice insurance for their playoff run.
02:45pm EST | Mar 04
Capitals acquire Penner from Ducks
The Washington Capitals acquired forward Dustin Penner from the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday, reports TSN's Bob McKenzie, adding a veteran with postseason experience to their push for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The Ducks will, adds McKenzie, get back a fourth-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft which they had previously traded to the Capitals.
02:43pm EST | Mar 04
Ilya Bryzgalov traded to Wild for pick; Oilers targeting Viktor Fasth
The Minnesota Wild were clearly in the market for a goaltender and on Tuesday they got one, just not one of the goalies people were expecting. Ilya Bryzgalov is headed to Minnesota.
The Edmonton Oilers sent Bryzgalov to the Wild in exchange for Minnesota's fourth-round pick, a pick that was acquired in the deal for Jason Pominville last year. With Niklas Backstrom hurting and Josh Harding out indefinitely, Bryzgalov is the backup option to Darcy Keumper now.
02:39pm EST | Mar 04
Ottawa Sens GM Bryan Murray upset with Jason Spezza trade rumours
The rumour mill shifted into high gear Monday when two reports surfaced the Senators were “quietly” shopping captain Spezza and could move him before Wednesday’s deadline.
GM Bryan Murray wasn’t amused because in today’s day and age the talk quickly went viral on twitter. He wouldn’t issue a categorical denial because you never-say-never but it’s not happening.
Ideally, the Senators would like to put some talent around Spezza rather than take him out of the mix. Murray didn’t like to even have to address the matter but felt he had to say something.
“The thing that really bothers me, I’ve got all kinds of calls on that now, and texts on that now, is some guy that I don’t know has put it out on twitter that we’re shopping Jason Spezza. Every media guy grabs that and goes with that,” said Murray before the club left Vancouver.
“I had one guy ask if I want to comment to quiet the rumours and I said, ‘No.’ I’m not going to ... The more I say about it the more it’s “going to be played over and over in the next couple of days. I’ll just say: We have not talked, at this point in time, about Jason Spezza.”
02:36pm EST | Mar 04
Penguins, Kings most interested in Thomas Vanek
Thomas Vanek remains one of the biggest names on the trading block and any team looking to boost scoring has to be thinking about making a deal with the New York Islanders to acquire the productive veteran. According to Chris Botta of Sports Business Journal and a former Islanders employee, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Los Angeles Kings are pursuing Vanek.
Pittsburgh jumping in is awfully interesting, seeing as they don't need a lot of help in their top six. Sure, you can never have enough scoring, but a lack of depth seems more like the glaring hole for the Penguins.
The price tag could end up being prohibitive, unless the Pens are backing off going after Ryan Kesler, a player they have reportedly aggressively pursued.
02:33pm EST | Mar 04
Report: Canucks want center, top prospect and first-rounder for Kesler
If TSN’s Bob McKenzie is correct, the Vancouver Canucks have indeed named a price for Ryan Kesler, and it certainly isn’t cheap.
The Canucks want this approximate package for the 29-year-old forward, at least according to McKenzie in this Insider Trading segment:
1) A center (approximate age: 25) who can fill much of the void left behind by Kesler.
2) A high-end prospect. McKenzie indicates that Vancouver might lean toward a forward in this regard, although he also notes that gaining a defensive piece could allow them to move a blueliner themselves.
3) A first-round draft pick. (Standard stuff at the deadline, in that regard.)
02:30pm EST | Mar 04
Dealin’ Ducks: Anaheim acquires Robidas from Dallas
The Anaheim Ducks have been extremely busy in the day prior to the NHL trade deadline.
Having already flipped Dustin Penner to Washington and Viktor Fasth to Edmonton, the Ducks solidified their back end by acquiring veteran blueliner Stephane Robidas from Dallas, according to the O.C. Register.
In exchange, Dallas receives the fourth-round pick Anaheim received from Washington in the Penner deal.
02:28pm EST | Mar 04
Blues get Ryan Miller, Steve Ott from Sabres in first trade deadline blockbuster
The first big trade of the 2014 trade deadline is upon us, and it's between the Buffalo Sabres and the St. Louis Blues.
The Blues went big with this one, acquiring Ryan Miller and Steve Ott in exchange for Jaroslav Halak, Chris Stewart, prospect William Carrier, a first-round pick in 2015, and a third-round draft pick in 2016.
The Sabres will pay the difference in Miller and Halak's salaries, which is $1.75 million.