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It Could Be A Slow Day

from Adrian Dater of All Things Avs,

Talking with a couple of front-office and other official type of people from the NHL today, a picture is starting to emerge about the trade deadline: it could be quiet tomorrow.

Here’s the deal: teams are scared to death about what the salary cap could be reduced to in a couple of years….

That’s why I feel pretty confident that Ryan Smyth won’t be going anywhere tomorrow, at least. And, why you may not see guys like Brett Clark or Ruslan Salei going anywhere. Clark’s and Salei’s contracts extend one more year, but at more than $3 million each.

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Garrioch: Wings May Have Offered Up Howard For Neil

Despite claims from Kenny Holland that he’s had no contact with Bryan Murrary?  Bruce Garrioch is reporting the Wings might have made an interesting offer to Ottawa for Chris Neil.

As many as 10 teams—including the Sharks, Wings, Penguins, Rangers, Bruins and Habs—have called the Senators about Neil, who is seeking $2.5 million per season on a long-term deal. The belief is the Wings have offered G Jimmy Howard and a third- round pick.

Much more speculation and “belief” from Garrioch here.

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Holland On The Chris Neil Rumors

Ken Daniels, Wings TV play-by-play man, talked with Ken Holland today regarding the Chris Neil rumor that the Wings may have interest in trading for him.

Holland says he has not talked to Bryan Murray since the Wings acquired Igor Larionov.  So you can put that rumor to rest.

Holland also said he had no idea where that rumor came from, the Larry Murphy spoke up and said the Canadian media started it.

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Report- Burrows Extended By Canucks

via ESPN,

Forward Alexandre Burrows has agreed to an $8-million, four-year contract extension with the Vancouver Canucks, a source told ESPN.com Tuesday.

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Morris May Be Moved Tonight

from Bob McKenzie of TSN,

The word on the street is that the Phoenix Coyotes may trade Derek Morris as early as this evening.

We have heard this before, but obviously the clock is ticking and there are some other signs that allow us to get creative.

Boston, Philadelphia and Washington have been the supposed front-runners since the beginning of the Morris sweepstakes.

continued

added 10:43pm, Update from Bob,

The word out of Phoenix was that the Derek Morris trade was likely to go down tonight, but now it looks as though it will carry over to tomorrow.

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Hossa Down Again

Marian Hossa was hit from behind in St. Louis, and ended up ramming the end boards head first.  The hit from Roman Polak was hard, but not necessarily dirty. Still on the ice but Blues announcers saying he has movement in limbs, etc.

Hossa just waved as he was being taken off the ice on the stretcher.  Also, as the Blues announcers pointed out, the Wing players skated away from Hossa in what appeared to be a fairly optimistic manner…if that’s possible.

Snapshots

Fox Sports Detroit’s Ken Daniels reports that the Wings say that Hossa’s being sent to the hospital for precautionary measures.

video added 11:29pm...

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Devils Will Try To Move Clemmensen

from Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger,

Devils’ GM Lou Lamoriello said before Tuesday night’s game against the Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre that he will try to trade goalie Scott Clemmensen before Wednesday’s 3 p.m. deadline.

Clemmensen, who won 25 games for the Devils this season, is in Lowell (AHL) since Martin Brodeur’s return.

“We gave Scott Clemmensen our word we’d do whatever is possible,” Lamoriello said. “We said all along if something came about, we’d do it. Saying that, you just don’t give a player away.”

continue for more on the Devils..

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Here We Go Again

via Tarik El-Bashir of Capitals Insider,

Tom Poti came out for warmups, but when I looked up a few moments later, the veteran defenseman had been pulled from the ice. I don’t want to speculate here, but it certainly is curious considering tomorrow is the NHL trade deadline.

I’ll update when I know more.

added 8:17pm, Tarik says groin injury.

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Could Toronto Be Interested In Gerber?

from Elliotte Friedman of Blogs and Columns at CBC,

It seemed unfathomable a few weeks ago, but Martin Gerber may have new life in the NHL.

There is interest in the waiver-available goaltender, and it comes courtesy of the Toronto Maple Leafs. There could be a couple of reasons for this. Obviously, one is that Vesa Toskala - who is starting Tuesday night against the Devils - gets traded. The other is that Toskala is hurting, with hip and groin problems.

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Just What The Rangers Needed

from Stan Fischler of Game On,

My gut feeling is that a reformed-enough Avery is precisely what the roster requires and at no cost to the current lineup – at least not yet.

Smart enough to have learned his lesson; young enough to still ooze with energy, grateful plenty for a second chance, Gabbo, I predict, be a galvanizing force in the dressing room as well as on the ice.

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