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If you get a chance, follow Jay Onrait on his liveblog at TSN today:
10:12 - I am getting e-mails from all over the world. It’s hilarious!
“Jay, thanks for the blog. I’m buried inside the monstruous library here at the London School of Economics in England. The Swedish Prime Minister is here to give a lecture in 2 hours; I’ll ask him what he thinks of Mats and get back to you. Cheers, Brendan.”
The Montreal Canadiens announced Tuesday that forward Mikhail Grabovski has been recalled from the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League.
According to the club, Grabovski will be available for Tuesday’s game against the Atlanta Thrashers.
continued and keep an eye on the Canadiens…
The New Jersey Devils have bolstered their defence for the stretch run, acquiring defenceman Bryce Salvador from the St. Louis Blues.
continued… *Cam Janssen going the other way, to the Blues
Sportsnet on their TV show stated a Richards trade has not gone down and talk is Richards has not even been asked to waive his NTC.
They also stated Kyle Wellwood has not asked to be traded. I am not sure where that came from, but I haven’t heard any Wellwood talk.
Also Pierre McGuire states McKee is not going to Pittsburgh, he talked to Davidson and he said pure fabrication.
from the Columbus Dispatch,
If Richards joins the Blue Jackets, an NHL source said, Howson is more likely to do what it takes to sign Foote and make a full-on push for the playoffs, perhaps acquiring other players, as well.
If Richards does not choose Columbus, or is not traded, and if Foote won’t budge from his $4 million per season stance, it makes it more likely that Howson will trade Foote and possibly others.
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Sources say the Islanders and centre Mike Comrie have agreed to a one-year, $4 million deal to keep the Edmonton, Alberta native in Long Island
Today is your day and this is your spot to post what you are hearing or what you think may happen.
Of course you can comment in each individual post as the trades happen today, but you can use this post to rant, rave or just tell us how nervous you are waiting for that one trade you are hoping for.
Busy day, slow day, let us know what you are thinking!
added 8:04am, The TSN trade deadline show has started, both in Canada and on the NHL Network in the US. Streaming begins at 10am ET and we will be providing a link. (update: stream available)
added 8:55am, Don’t forget to check out some of the other blogs that are doing updates throughout the day. Spector’s site is a good place to start and he has some links to other sites too.
As always, feel free to leave a coment if you are doing a live blog today.
from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,
The whisper is Montreal GM Bob Gainey may have had a face-to-face meeting with Thrashers GM Don Waddell yesterday to see if they could close a deal.
While Ottawa GM Bryan Murray has also been hot on Waddell’s trail as well, it’s believed the Senators want rugged blueliner Garnet Exelby as part of any deal
That’s because the Thrashers are asking a lot.
Not only does Atlanta want winger Antoine Vermette or defenceman Andrej Meszaros as part of the deal, they want a prospect and the Senators’ No. 1 pick in the 2008 draft.
more Hossa talk…
fom the NY Post,
Lamoriello is believed shopping for a Top Two defenseman and a top center, or at least at Top Six forward. The rumors about Barret Jackman, Jay McKee, Rob Blake, Brian Campbell, Pitkanen and John Liles have been long in place, and up front, Robert Lang, Martin Havlat, Brad Richards, Ladislav Nagy and Olli Jokinen as well.
A couple of new names joined the list yesterday, notably Chicago center Jason Williams, injured most of this season but nearly a point-per-game man and an upcoming unrestricted. Atlanta’s Alexei Zhitnik was mentioned speculatively as a possible rental target.
more and some Ranger talk too…
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