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Reports were out there that Ryan Smyth was close to signing, not true per TSN. The ball is now in the Oilers hand.
If they decide to trade him, all heck could break out.
Update 2:24pm ET:
Bob McKenzie of TSN says on the air that rumors of Smyth being re-signed in Edmonton might be very wrong. Stay tuned.
TSN reporting this update:
The Montreal Canadiens have claimed goaltender Michael Leighton off waivers from the Philadelphia Flyers.
Leighton was was 2-2 with the Flyers with a 3.69 goals-against average and .882 save percentage in four games.
He was also claimed by the Nashville Predators off waivers this season from Anaheim before being taken off the wire from Philadelphia.
Something about to come down with Guerin. He was not on the ice for morning skate.
added 11:54am, TSN reporting he has been traded, no destination yet.
added 11:56am, via TSN, Blues tried to sign him but no deal. Sharks, Ducks and Wings are being mentioned. Now talking a 3 way deal…
added 11:59am, TSN reporting Sharks…
added 12:06pm, via TSN:
Bill Guerin has been plucked off the available list as the St. Louis Blues have dealt the veteran forward to the San Jose Sharks in a three-way trade…
Guerin signed a one-year contract with St. Louis last summer and is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in July.
added 12:12pm, via TSN,
Bill Guerin has been plucked off the available list as the St. Louis Blues have dealt the veteran forward to the San Jose Sharks.
The Sharks have reportedly given up their first-round pick in 2007 acquired from New Jersey and a non-roster player to be named later.
More to follow.
Pierre MacGuire comments on TSN that Kevyn Adams has signed an extension to his contract with the Phoenix Coyotes. More to follow.
Claiming Laraque has waived his NTC for Pittsburgh. Not done yet, but talking.
update 11:41am, via TSN,
Forward Georges Laraque has waived his no-trade clause with the Phoenix Coyotes for the purpose of being traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins for forward Daniel Carcillo and an eighth-round pick.
Just a pointer—Jay Onrait at TSN is liveblogging the trade deadline stuff today, as he attempts to answer the important questions, including:
1. Will Bill Guerin be traded today?
2. Will Jeremy Roenick be traded today?
3. Will Ryan Smyth cash in on a bigger contract than he would have signed with the Edmonton Oilers last summer?
4. Am I naked as I type this?
Update 11:45am ET:
I’ve just been reliably informed by a reader that all bloggers work naked. (Geez, I’m so out of the loop on these things…)
Update 11:56am ET:
Other bloggers working (nude? I can’t say for sure) today include HockeyFights.com, The Fourth Period and Canucks Hockey Blog. Any others out there people want to mention can be added to the comments.
TSN reporting Conklin to Sabres.
added 11:13am, via TSN,
The Buffalo Sabres have finally parted ways with netminder Martin Biron, trading him to the Philadelphia Flyers for an undisclosed draft pick and acquired netminder Ty Conklin from the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Biron makes $2.2 million this season and will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
Not on the ice for morning skate and TSN saying Biron has been told he was traded. Team not named yet.
added 11:07am, TSN reporting RDS says Biron to Flyers…
added 11:09am, TSN reporting a pick from the Flyers, anywhere between a 1-3.
Hear any trade talk, want to talk trades with other KK readers.
This is the place to do it or start a topic in the KK Forums.
People have asked me if I am “live” blogging today. My answer has been, I do that every day, today will be just a little more active.
from the AP via FortWayne.com,
Veteran left wing Gary Roberts has waived his no-trade clause so the Florida Panthers can deal him to the Pittsburgh Penguins, his agent said Tuesday.
“He waived the no-trade portion of his contract, he waived that last night,” agent Richard Curran told The Associated Press from his home in Devon, Pa. “I would expect there would be an announcement later this morning about a transaction between Pittsburgh and Florida.”
Update 12:50pm ET:
Official Release from the Pittsburgh Penguins,
Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero announced Tuesday that the Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forward Gary Roberts from the Florida Panthers in exchange for defenseman Noah Welch.
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