Thursday, March 4, 2010

Well That's It!

Hello all,

I just wanted to thank all of you who joined me for our deadline coverage yesterday. I appreciate the long list of visitors and when I say long I mean really long. I'd also like to thank all the other bloggers that contributed to the site to bring everyone up to the minute and in some cases the second. It was probably one of the worst deadline days but statistics wise it was the most busy. For me, that's it till July 1st hope you can join me then,


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Yelle to Avalanche

The Colorado Avalanche have acquired Stephane Yelle and Harrision Reed from the Hurricanes for Cedric Lalonde-McNicoll and a 6th rounder.

Staios a Flame

The Edmonton Oilers have traded Steve Staios to the Calgary Flames in exchange for Aaron Johnson and a 3rd round draft pick.

Coyotes make another move

The Phoenix Coyotes have acquired Alex Picard from the Blue Jackets in exchange for Chad Kolarik.

Couple Minor Deals

Leafs acquire Peluso from Pittsburgh for a 6th rounder.

Flames have traded Dustin Boyd to the Nashville Predators for a 4th rounder.

Oilers trade Visnovsky to Anaheim for Whitney

The Edmonton Oilers have traded Lubomir Vishnovsky to the Anaheim Ducks for d-man Ryan Whitney.

Jackets-Panthers make minor deal

Columbus gets:
Matt Rust

Panthers get:
Mathieu Roy

Nucks get Alberts

The Vancouver Canucks have acquired d-man Andrew Alberts. The Hurricanes receive a 3rd round pick.

Corvo to Capitals

The Washington Capitals have acquired Joe Corvo from the Hurricanes in exchange for Brian Pothier and prospect Oskar Osala along with a 2nd round pick.

Stempniak A YOTE

Lee Stempniak has been traded to the Phoenix Coyotes. Toronto receives 4th and 7th round draft picks.

Modin to LA pending UPDATE:APPROVED

UPDATE: The Fredrik Modin to LA deal has been approved.

Fredrik Modin may have been traded from the Blue Jackets to the LA Kings but they're not sure if the deal was registered in time.

Capitals Re-acquire Jurcina

The Washington Capitals have re-acquired Milan Jurcina after trading him to Columbus just prior to Christmas along with Chris Clark in a deal that saw them receive Jason Chimera. Columbus received a 6th rounder.

Stempniak to be dealt (UPDATE)

UPDATE: He will not be going to the Buffalo Sabres nor the Philadelphia Flyers.

Darren Dreger has reported Leafs forward Lee Stempniak is going to go. The frontrunner is Buffalo right now while a couple other teams including his former team, St-Louis are also in it. I would expect to see a 4th or 5th rounder headed to the Leafs.

Clarke MacArthur to Thrashers

Sabres will be receiving picks, more to come

Torres a Sabre

Buffalo Sabres have acquired Raffi Torres from the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Jackets receive Nathan Paetsch and a 2nd round pick.

Flames and Ducks swap backups

The Calgary Flames have acquired goaltender Vesa Toskala in exchange for Curtis McElhinney in an exchange of backup goalies.

Vesa Toskala a Flame

The Ducks have traded Goalie Vesa Toskala to the Calgary Flames for goaltender Curtis McElhinney

Kaberle Update

**The Capitals may have offered the Leafs a package of Eric Fehr, Karl Alzner and a 1st round pick for Kaberle.... shortly after that was leaked Burke and two boardroom members left the boardroom, I will list all Kaberle updates in this post

Capitals get Belanger from Wild

The Washington Capitals have acquired Eric Belanger from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for a 2nd round draft pick.

Liles staying put

The Colorado Avalanche will NOT move d-man Jean-Michel Liles before the deadline today, he will remain with the team for at least the rest of this year.

Bolts move Halpern to Kings

The Tampa Bay Lightning have traded forward Jeff Halpern to the LA Kings. This is a definite depth move for the Kings. The Lightning receive Ted Purcell and a 3rd rounder.

Kaberle Update

According to Darren Dreger Tomas Kaberle has an agreement with Leafs GM Brian Burke, any serious offers Burke gets for Kaberle, he must tell Kabs about them and then Kaberle will decide if he waives.

Vancouver, Buffalo and Washington are all in this apparently, Scotty may have some more on this.....

NYR Set to make a deal, Steve Bernier sitting out tonight, Richard Park Dealt

The New York Rangers are expected to make a deal, VERY SOON.

Steve Bernier has been left off the Canucks roster for tonights game.

Richard Park has been dealt, where and for what is unknown.

Yotes get Schneider

The Phoenix Coyotes have acquired d-man Mathieu Schneider from the Vancouver Canucks.

Mueller headed to Avalanche, Wolski headed to Phoenix

The Colorado Avalanche have acquired forwards Peter Mueller and Kevin Porter from the Phoenix Coyotes. In return the Coyotes will receive forward Wojtek Wolski.

Walker to Capitals...Mueller to Thrashers..PREMATURE

Scott Walker has been acquired from the Washington Capitals in exchange for a 7th rounder.

Report that Peter Mueller has been dealt by the Coyotes to the Atlanta Thrashers is PREMATURE.

Ward acquired by Ducks

The Anaheim Ducks have acquired d-man Aaron Ward from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for a 4th round pick and goaltender Justin Pogge.

Bos/Fla trade

Full deal: Boston acquires Seidenberg and Bartowski from Fla for Craig Weller, Byron Bitz and a 2nd round pick.
This was a good move for boston after getting rid of Derek Morris to PHX they needed to pick up a D. Who the Bruins have been talking about picking since grabbing since over the summer.Bitz probably wasn't the easiest player to get rid of but i think overall good trade both ways.Maybe Boston could have gotten a little more.

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Seidenberg a Bruin!

According to TSN's Bob McKenzie the Boston Bruins have acquired d-man Dennis Seidenberg. The full deal ends up being

To Florida:
Craig Weller
Byron Bitz
2nd Round Pick

To Bruins:

Martin Skoula to Devils

After being a Penguins player last night skoula was traded to in deal to get ponikarovski from Toronto.That deal was done with Skoula being a leaf.But this morning he has now been shipped again to the Devils for a 5th round draft pick, as reported by TSN Darren Dreger.

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Derek Morris returns to Pheonix

The Boston bruins have dealt D-man Derek Morris to the Pheonix Coyotes for a 4th round pick in 2011.

Hopefully this opens the floodgates

Kaberle has options.

NO. Tomas Kaberle has not waived his no trade clause or submitted a list to the Leafs. No. Brian Burke has not asked Kaberle to waive his no trade clause, not yet anyways.

It's likely that Brian Burke will have Tomas Kaberle's number on speed dial. Apparently even closer to the top of his phone now.

According to reports from Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos and Bruce Garrioch, along with Mike in Buffalo of hockeybuzz, Tomas Kaberle is in play today and the Maple Leafs are aware of teams he may waive to go to.

This isn't a list, it's likely some teams on Kaberle's list from last year that are still in the hunt for a cup this year.

So if these reports are true, this day got a whole lot more interesting and more fun for leaf fans

Copy: DallasDave Deadline Day Morning Chatter


Hey Guys,

Happy Trade Deadline Day, tough to tell how busy it will be with so many trades already completed, but it should be an interesting day nonetheless. Here's the latest.

Nick Kypreos is reporting that Tomas Kaberle has presented a list of teams he's willing to go to. Personally I haven't heard this, so we'll see what happens. If true, Burke says that the list must be at least 10 teams long. This is interesting, but you can bet your bottom dollar that the New Jersey Devils will be in on this one.

As I reported a few days ago, the Rangers are working on a deal to get Sheldon Souray out of Edmonton. Oilers are shopping Andrew Cogliano also, though it's unclear if he'll be included in a deal with New York. Looks like the Rangers may have to give up a very good prospect to get it done.

The Roloson to the Flyers deal is still very much alive. I'm told the trigger won't be pulled until certain things play out, I'm thinking this hinges on if the Flyers get Hamhuis or not.

Speaking of Hamhuis, he seems to be the prize of the day. New Jersey Devils are in on this, as are the Flyers obviously, as are the St. Louis Blues and Phoenix Coyotes among others.

As mentioned yesterday, the St. Louis Blues sent out a leaguewide email and fax saying that Brad Boyes and Carlo Colaiocovo are available. The Toronto Maple Leafs are believed to have interest in Boyes, but aren't willing to give up much. The Blues offered Boyes and Colaiocovo as the main pieces for Hamhuis, which Nashville denied.

Brian Burke and co in Toronto will be busy today trying to fetch returns for Lee Stempniak, Wayne Primeau and Garnet Exelby. The Leafs hold their cards close to their chest, so it's tough to know exactly what they're doing but sources say they'll be trying to add a few warm bodies today via trade. As mentioned, Kaberle is also apparently in play.

I reported a couple of weeks ago, and yesterday, that the San Jose Sharks are interested in John Michael Liles from the Colorado Avalanche. I wouldn't be surprised at all to see this one go down today, though the Avalanche are trying to get Joe Corvo out of Carolina.

The Bruins have talked to basically every team in the league regarding Michael Ryder, there aren't many potential suitors.

Despite being scratched last night, the Blue Jackets are not trading Brassard.

Raffi Torres is now the hottest commodity up front. Flyers, Habs, Kings, Predators, Thrashers, among others interested. 2nd round pick at least to be in the deal, which puts the Flyers at a disadvantage.

Ray Whitney to the Kings seems likely today, Whitney is expected to let loose on contract demands as the deadline approaches.

As I reported a few days ago, Dennis Seidenberg is all but gauranteed to be traded today. Ton of teams interested.


MTL &STL Trade

Blues announce trade with Montreal -- Palushaj to Mtl, D'Agostini to StL

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Leafs Trade Alexei Ponikarovsky to Pens (OFFICIAL)

OFFICIAL: Trade Call has gone through the deal is Official.

According to Darren Dreger and Bob McKenzie the Toronto Maple Leafs have agreed to trade forward Alexei Ponikarovsky to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for top prospect Luca Caputi and d-man Martin Skoula. The deal is pending a trade call with the NHL.

NOTE: Just showed Burke in his press box at the ACC, he looks very busy on the phone


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Scotty's Note: Im very proud at this moment to announce my first correct rumor of the Trade Deadline 10' version. I had Caputi in this deal before anyone else I could find over the web, cause for bragging? ABSOLUTELY!

My Top 3 Potential Surprises and Wouldn't Surprise-Me'es

Here are the top 3 things that would really surprise me and the top 3 for things that wouldn't surprise me at all.

- If Tomas Kaberle gets moved, I will fall out of my chair(even though I will be sitting on a couch). It's pretty much 110% that Kaberle will not be moved.

- If the Montreal Canadiens make more than 2 deals, i'd say the chances are already like 80% that he doesn't make a move at all. The Habs love standing pat at the deadline almost as if they want fan criticism.

- If Pierre McGuire doesn't mention Sidney Crosby's game winning Olympic OT gold medal goal. Oh and included in that if he doesn't call one of the players on the move an absolute tower of power.

Wouldn't Surprise me:
- If the Columbus Blue Jackets trade more than 4 players/prospects/draft picks. , They seem to be a team that always comes through with a few deals.

- If New Jersey pulls another deal out of the ass that not many people are expecting. Oh!, The power of Lou Lamoriello.

- If Sportsnet decides to hire Eklund's dog to bark at Kypreos everytime he actually breaks a deal!


Boyes on the move?

Bob McKenzie reported earlier that Brad Boyes is on the Trade Block. The reports that came after confirmed that. The new rumor out now is that the Blues will move Boyes either late tonight or tomorrow AM. This is because the team(s) that they're close to a deal with is/are playing tonight.

Roloson a Flyer?

According to @Dallas_Dave on twitter the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Islanders have come to a deal in principle for goaltender Dwayne Roloson.

The Latest From Bob McKenzie's Twitter

Heres the latest from TSN's Bob McKenzie via his Twitter Account:

  1. If Wolski were to be traded to Phoenix, Mueller and something else would obviously be involved. Phoenix has been shopping Mueller. Hard.

  2. Wolski is by no means fire sale and not guaranteed to be moved but if u look at long-range salary implications, Avs are exploring options.

  3. I throw this out only because someone is bound to report otherwise -- Anaheim is not trading Scott Niedermayer. Not even on their radar.

  4. Toronto's Alex Ponikarovsky likely to fetch a second-round pick and a good prospect. L.A. one of many teams interested.

  5. Carolina's Ray Whitney may not get dealt at deadline unless the L.A. King scenario gets revived. It's his call but Pittsburgh appears out.

PREDS TRADE COMING!? EDIT: The Jokester Of Deadline

EDIT: So someone decided to try to be the jokester, sorry to report Eklund already claims that award. No trade  expected in next 2 hours.

According to PredsOnTheGlass, The Nashville Predators are going to make a deal in the next 2 hours, they are guaranteeing this. I'll try to do some digging.

Zidlicky staying in Minnesota!

After a few days of speculation , the deal has finally been announced. The Minnesota Wild have re-signed d-man Marek Zidlicky to a 3 year contract worth about 12 million. No word on what kind of clause is in the deal, however I know he was looking for some kind of clause.

Sens Acquire Andy Sutton

The Ottawa Senators have acquired d-man Andy Sutton from the New York Islanders in exchange for a 2nd round pick belonging to the San Jose Sharks.

Per Bob Mckenzie

Vokoun to Philly?

A source just informed me that Vokoun may be shipped to the Philadelphia Flyers. In order for that to happen salaries would have to be sent back.

Voros and Lisin hit waiver wire

The New York Rangers have placed both Aaron Voros and Enver Lisin on waivers.

Could be precursor to another deal.

Boston Bruins to make a big deal today...UPDATE 10:33am

UPDATE:  Boston is in on whitney, but at this time asking price is too high, they are also looking at Tkachuk but are not sure if he will waive his clause to go.

Just received word from one of my top sources that the Boston Bruins will be making a big deal today. No word on who or what but i'm definitely looking for more!






Updated "SILLY SEASON" Trade News/Rumors updated 4pm


Transactions already made:
Roloson to Flyers deal is close Emery is out for the remainder of the season

Andy Sutton has been dealt to Ottawa for 2nd round

Wild have signed D Marek Zidlicky to a three-year, $12 million contract

Possible trade Mueller and someone else for Wolski

Aarron Voros and Enver Lisin put on waivers by NYR

Chris Chelios accuired by ATL Thrashers but will stay in AHL

Thrashers Acquire Evgeny Artyukhin from Anaheim for Nathan Oystrick and a Conditional Draft Choice in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft

Oilers have dealt Grebeshkov to Nashville for a second round pick.

Florida trades Jordan Leopold to Pittsburgh for a 2nd round pick in 2010

Matt Stajan has agreed to terms with Calgary Flames on four-yr extension worth about $3.5 million per yr

Alex Auld claimed by the NY Rangers



Penguins:Ponikarovski/Colby Armstrong


Dan Girardi not at practice possibly in a trade
Bruins: Dan Hamhuis /Mike Madano/Whitney/ Souray/

LA Kings: Whitney /Ponikarovski/Ethan Moreau/Frolov move possible


Colorado:lilies might be moved/Mueller

NYI: Shawn Horcoff

FLA: rangers deal possible

Devils:Hamhuis/James Wisniewski/Afinagenov

Flyers: Biron/Dan Ellis/Colby Armstrong/Hamhuis/Mueller/Vokoun

Buffalo: Marty Biron/Whitney/Mueller/Ponikarovski/Lupul

Vancouver: Ponikarovski/Horton/Arron Ward/Andy Sutton

Blue Jackets: Cogliano

Hawks: Possible S.Niedermayer/Huet might go/Vokoun

Leafs: Cogliano/Hamhuis



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Monday, March 1, 2010

NHL Trade Frenzy Deadline Talk Tomorrow at 10am!

Come join me tomorrow morning at 10am EST time to discuss the deadline that approaches us in the NHL. With lots of rumors swirling it will be a time to swallow and digest as well as get some stuff off your head that you'd like to discuss. Anything hockey related, rumors, news..if anything breaks we will be there to break it down.

If anyones interested in being a panelist let me know.



Oilers moving another D?

The Oilers did move Grebeshkov however earlier today they called up 2 defensemen so therefore another deal could be on the forefront, rumors of Souray to the Rangers are out there but I dont know what to think of those rumors just yet.

What Grebeshkov Deal Means...

As you all must know by now Denis Grebeshkov is a member of the Nashville Predators with the Oilers receiving a 2nd round pick.

What this means for Nashville:

They can now trade away Dan Hamhuis without having to bring up a d-man from the minors with no NHL experience.

What this means for Edmonton:

They acquire a 2nd round pick to add youth to the roster along with freeing up a spot on D.

What this COULD mean for Ottawa:

Speculation running that Edmonton will acquire Anton Volchenkov from Ottawa, if that were to happen i'd see Andrew Cogliano heading the other way, for now this is all speculation though.

Predators acquire Grebeshkov? EDIT: OFFICIAL...Hamhuis Next to move.

EDIT: The deal is official per TSN and now D-man Dan Hamhuis will be moved out of Nashville shortly I would assume.

Reports are surfacing that the Nashville Predators have made a move, nothing is official yet but it looks to be d-man Dennis Grebeshkov from the Oilers.

more to come...

Leafs update

The Toronto Maple Leafs will likely be one of the more busier teams this deadline, with a few names that will likely be moved, and some others we may not expect.

Alexei Ponikarovsky

"Poni" is expected to be traded by the March 3rd trade deadline. There have been many teams thrown around; Rangers, Thrashers, Predators and then the Penguins and Sabres on a more consistent basis. Over the Olympic break Assistant GM Dave Nonis reportedly got an offer from a team that had a 2nd round pick and a prospect coming to the Leafs in return, that offer will likely rise if Ray Whitney is moved early.

Tomas Kaberle

Tomas Kaberle has said he will not waive his no trade clause, and Brian Burke has said he will not ask Tomas Kaberle to waive his no trade clause, so it's likely Tomas Kaberle will not be waiving his no trade clause to move to another team. That can't stop the rumors though. Tomas Kaberle was rumored to have waived his "NTC" for two teams, the Vancouver Canucks and another eastern conference team, which Tomas Kaberle seemed to have laid to rest in the past few days, but despite what may be said, the 48 hours until the deadline that are remaining, may change Kaberle's mind, or if he gets and offer significant enough, force Brian Burke to approach Kaberle. Teams that have been rumored in the D-man have been; Canucks, Rangers, Flyers and even some whispers of the Penguins.

Garnet Exelby

Garnet Exelby is a solid 5th or 6th defenceman for a contending team. He does have some consistency problems but can still be effective. He will likely be traded if a team offers Burke a 4th rounder or a low level prospect. As we've seen in the past (ala Hal Gill) a team may step up and over pay for this defenceman but at this point that may be a Leafs fan's pipe dream.

Wayne Primeau

Wayne Primeau has likely shown most of the league that he can be a solid third line center, when healthy. Likely will only get a 4th or 3rd round pick from a team either contending for the cup, or challenging for a playoff spot. He's a UFA at seasons end and if not traded may be re-signed to play 4th line center next season.

All in all it should be a good deadline for the Maple Leafs, who are hoping to add to a fairly empty basket of picks, but will also be hoping to add roster players to try and climb the standings to take away the chance of the Leafs first rounder (in possession by the Boston Bruins) from becoming the 1st overall pick. Brian Burke's strategy has worked so far, snagging Dion Phaneuf, Keith Aulie and JS Giguere along with Fredrik Sjostrom for nothing more than role players and decent 2nd liners that can be replaced by FA signings, prospects or by other trades.


Lee Stempniak: Sabres and Philly have been mentioned

Jeff Finger: The Blues have been really the only team mentioned, very unlikely Jeff is moved

Mikhail Grabovski: Once again unlikely but the Oilers and Coyotes have been mentioned. Possibly in deals for Mueller and Cogliano


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Blues/Hawks Strike Minor Deal

Blues have traded Hannu Toivonen and Danny Richmond to Chicago in exchange for Joe Fallon and Darryl Boyle

Courtesy of NHLSourcesSay on Twitter




Sabres d-man Lydman Not Practicing....NO BIG DEAL!

Reports surfaced that Toni Lydman of the Buffalo Sabres was not practicing today, this sparked rumors of a trade. Newsflash!, the guy just won Olympic Bronze with Team Finland. Also Lindy Ruff and another medal winner Ryan Miller were not on the ice either. Just wanted to clear up the fact their is nothing to the Lydman Rumors.

Flyers expected to deal...could be soon

Lots of rumors running about the Philadelphia Flyers. The first one i've heard is Raffi Torres from the Columbus Blue Jackets, with the waiving of Riley Cote only adding fuel to the fire I could see this being done either later today or tomorrow.

My friends over at The Goal Crease are reporting it could be Hamhuis as a Flyers later today.

NHL Trade Frenzy Live Chat Tomorrow!

NHL Trade Frenzy will be holding our live chat tomorrow, I decided we would have it the day before as to not take people away form their regular "Deadline Duties". I hope to be bringing in a couple guests and will be fielding news and rumor related questions. Any suggestions on guests, discussions or anything like that please leave them in the comment section. I will have final details about the time slot and everything else later today.


Ott remains a Star for 4 more years!

It's now official! Steve Ott has agreed on a 4 year extension with the Dallas Stars. Fans are happy to see him wear the green for 4 more years. Deal is believed to be $2.95 millions per year and he is believed to sign the deal later today (via TSN)

Flames Re-sign Stajan

According to TSN The Calgary Flames has re-signed forward Matt Stajan to a 4 year contract worth about 3.5 million per year.

Seidenberg a Sen?

Their is a rumor going around that the Sens may have just acquired d-man Dennis Seidenberg from the Carolina Hurricanes, Looking into it.

More when it comes,

Let the Madness Begin!

The Olympic Trade Freeze was lifted last night which means deals can now happen. You can be sure deal were spoken about between GM's over the Olympics and I expect a steady stream of deal to happen over the next few days leading up to Wednesday's 3pm deadline. So set your twitter accounts, turn on your TV's and make sure you got that refresh button on constant repeat mode!

Let the madness begin!

Pens acquire Leopold, Stars extend Ott

The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired d-man Jordan Leopold in exchange for a 2nd round pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

The Dallas Stars have signed forward Steve Ott to a 4 year contract extension.