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Saprykin to Ottawa from Phoenix for a 2nd… missed other pick, per TSN…
added 1:59pm, Ottawa also gets a late round pick.
from William Houston of the Globe and Mail,
TSN beat Sportsnet on the Bill Guerin trade to San Jose Sharks from St. Louis Blues. It was also the first to nail the Martin Biron deal from Buffalo to Philadelphia earlier in the morning.
While TSN giving us the goods on the trade involving Guerin, the big fish in yesterday’s derby, Sportsnet was attempting to convey a party atmosphere replete with balloons, models and pizza.
Up against TSN’s breaking news on Guerin, Sportsnet aired a feature on Bill Watters reminiscing about the Toronto Maple Leafs’ failed attempt to acquire Eric Lindros several years ago….
The first battle of the trade deadline was fought overnight, beginning with TSN’s Bob McKenzie reporting that Florida Panther Gary Roberts had waived his no-trade clause to join Pittsburgh.
Eklund, the hockey blogger who did some work for Sportsnet yesterday, disputed the report. He posted a message on his blog stating that Roberts had not waived the clause. “Listen, this is the deal, kids,” he told his readers. “I am not an idiot. Do you think I want to post something so contrary to so many people who I respect?”
TSN report, Bruins will move an un-named roster player.
Update 1:35pm ET:
Sportsnet reports on the air that the player returned in the trade was Paul Mara to the New York Rangers.
(also reported on their text alert system)
At the Globe & Mail, James Mirtle mentions Michael Leighton and others,
Four more waiver pickups just happened as I write this: netminder Brian Boucher to Columbus, forward Jason Krog to Atlanta, Denis Hamel to Philadelphia and Niko Kapanen to Phoenix.
Dominc Moore to Wild for a 3rd per TSN.
Update 12:56pm ET:
The Pittsburgh Penguins have traded forward Dominic Moore to the Minnesota Wild for a third-round pick in the draft.
Moore, 26, has played in 59 games for the Pittsburgh this season, recording six goals and 15 points.
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.
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