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Jay Onrait of TSN is blogging what is going on during the TSN Draft Day coverage. So if you can't watch it, you may want to check in every so often to get some updates.
from Team 1200 in Ottawa, TSN TV reporting Todd Simpson to Montreal for a late pick. update 10:15am, now on TSN hmepage,
The Montreal Canadiens have acquired D Todd Simpson from Chicago for a sixth round pick in 2006.update 10:23am, TSN link now updated but nothing new.
from TSN is the same story about the Gratton signing, TSN has updated information on Jokinen,
It also appears that star centre Olli Jokinen may be off the block. A source indicated Thursday that Panthers GM Mike Keenan has made a new contract offer to the 27-year-old Finn, who is slated to be an unrestricted free agent July 1.
via Spector's blog at Fox Sports, TSN reporting Curtis Joseph is off the market. I would assume Lyle Richardson (Spector) is watching TSN in Canada. But do remember, we still have five hours left.
from the Buffalo News,
Perhaps NHL referees will scrutinize the Sabres a little more, starting with tonight's home game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, after the Bruins publicly admonished the Sabres for diving. "They're flopping around like fish out of water," said Bruins defenseman Nick Boynton. "It's embarrassing." The Sabres, winners of three straight overall and five in a row against the Bruins, laughed off the assertions.more
The Florida Panthers have signed centre Chris Gratton to a two-year contract. More to follow.update 9:13am, per Sportsnet,Graton signed a $3-million, two-year contract extension with the Florida Panthers.
How much cap room do the Wings have to pull of a trade? I have read anywhere between $600k and $1 million. Abel to Yzerman thinks the Wings have more cap room than people think.
from Spector of Fox Sports,
As history has shown, most recently with Joe Thornton, no player is truly untouchable and a trade involving a top player in his prime can always occur, but those deals are few and far between, and usually involve a sweetheart package in return. There's already plenty of focus on players believed likely to move by 3 p.m. ET Thursday, so here's a list of player who won't be dealt by the trade deadline. Shane Doan, Phoenix Coyotes Sheldon Souray, Montreal Canadiensread on
via the Edmonton Sun,
The Oilers have talked to the Boston Bruins about forward Sergei Samsonov, a source said yesterday, confirming Edmonton's interest in the 27-year-old Russian left winger.
from Al Strachan of the Toronto Sun,
At 3 p.m. today, the mind-set of the National Hockey League's New York office will undergo a radical shift. Until that time, the movers and shakers will be doing what they have done all season -- silently but fervently rooting for the success of the small-market teams. But after 3 p.m., they'll fall back on the widely accepted attitude so succinctly expressed by the late John McMullen, owner of the New Jersey Devils at the time, when he said: "To hell with the small-market teams."continued
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