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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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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.

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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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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.

a bit more...

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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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Sit Them Or Play Them

from Damien Cox at his Spin Blog at the Toronto Star,

The next stage in the hurry-up-and-wait process involving Maple Leaf players that may be dealt by tomorrow’s NHL trade deadline comes tonight at around 7:30 p.m.

If the intent of the club, after all, is to deal Nik Antropov, Dominic Moore and/or other players, surely the wise move would be not to dress them tonight against the New Jersey Devils….

With 22 other clubs in action tonight, of course, more than a few GMs and coaches are facing similar choices, particularly those with an eye on qualifying for the Stanley Cup playoffs.

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added 4:21pm, from Darren Dreger of TSN,

Sources tell TSN neither Dominic Moore nor Nik Antropov will be in the lineup tonight when the Toronto Maple Leafs host the New Jersey Devils.

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Roberts Hopes His Career Doesn’t End Here

From Bob McKenzie at TSN:

“I’ve never been on waivers before,” the Tampa Bay Lightning forward said. “It’s a first for me. I hope this isn’t how it ends.”
       
[Gary] Roberts knows his contract is working against him. Because there is no performance bonus cushion this year, Roberts’ salary counts as a $2.42 salary cap hit, with a bonus of $10,000 for every game he plays.
       
Roberts was hopeful of perhaps finishing his career with the same team he started it with – the Calgary Flames – but it remains to be seen if the numbers add up for Calgary. Roberts’ team from last season, the Pittsburgh Penguins, are in Tampa tonight, although Roberts has been told he won’t be in the lineup until the Lightning see what happens tomorrow at noon.

McKenzie also notes that Roberts was not told by the Lightning organization personally that he’d been placed on waivers—he found out from his brother in Toronto.

More here on the post’s 2:40pm update.

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