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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…
Alanah posted this at Canucks and Beyond late last night and probably is not the last time we hear a “Will Sign With” today.
As always, you be the judge…
from RossMcKeon at Yahoo,
The Dallas Stars will acquire Tampa Bay Lightning center Brad Richards in a multi-player trade and Atlanta Thrashers right wing Marian Hossa is heading to the Montreal Canadiens before the NHL trade deadline, an executive within the league said Monday night.
added 7:22am, from the Star-Telegram,
The Stars continued discussions Monday about acquiring forward Brad Richards from the Tampa Bay Lightning, and NHL sources said Stars backup goaltender Mike Smith was one of the players Dallas was dangling.
“We’ve talked today, but nothing’s happening,” Stars co-general manager Les Jackson said on the eve of today’s 2 p.m. (CT) trade deadline.
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*edit & time changed; originally posted at 10:03am ET, Feb. 25th
From Bob McKenzie at TSN,
Contrary to reports, sources tell TSN that Rob Blake has not waived his no-trade clause. In fact, sources say Blake has told the Kings he does not want to be traded. If, however, the Kings are intent on presenting Blake with a proposal, sources say it will have to be to go to Colorado and would have to be significant enough for the Kings to incur the wrath of Blake, who made it plainly clear to the Kings he prefers to stay in L.A.
Chicago is trying to drum up business for the trade deadline. The Hawks sent teams an e-mail Monday night indicating eight players are available. The list includes…
continued… naming 8 available players from the Blackhawks, plus more news about Marian Hossa, Brian Campbell, Pavel Kubina and Adam Foote
from Greg Logan of Newsday,
According to an NHL source, the Islanders now have made an offer to right wing Miroslav Satan in addition to their previous offers to centers Mike Comrie and Josef Vasicek. Forward Ruslan Fedotenko’s agent is engaged in discussions with Isles general manager Garth Snow and has made it clear his client wants to stay, but it’s doubtful that will lead to a contract before Tuesday’s 3 p.m. deadline.
Update 12:30am ET: According to Darren Dreger at TSN, the NYI are close to locking Comrie down for one more year.
from Inside the Kings,
1. Scott Thornton
Playoff contenders will have interest in a physical, veteran forward that can be had cheap.
2. Rob Blake
The 38-year-old can still play defense at a high level, especially when motivated. He did a good job grooming Jack Johnson, but he’s worth more to the Kings now in trade value than what he can do on the ice. He’s ready to return from his fractured leg, and the injury shouldn’t stop him from being traded.
via Lightning Strikes,
The Lightning on Monday night signed defenseman Dan Boyle to a six-year deal thought to be worth $40-million.
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