Wednesday, March 4, 2009
NHL TRADE DEADLINE DAY 2009 LIVE BLOG!!!
2:13pm - Latest deal involves four teams: P. O'Sullivan, A. Kotalik & 2nd rounder to Edmonton; J. Williams to L.A.; E. Cole to Carolina; and 2nd rounder to Buffalo. 1:22pm - Look for our podcast which will be available later this evening. Thanks to those who followed and participated! Go and update your fantasy rosters... 1:09pm - Hot-Lanta has traded E. Christiansen... 1:07pm - D. Moore to Buffalo for a 2nd rounder. 1:04pm - D. Moore has been traded, thank GOD!!!! Let's move on...unless TSN sets up a press conference for D. Moore that rivals the Gretzky trade from Edmonton press conference. (Aug. 9, 89' for those wondering) 1:02pm - P.Prucha, N. Dawes and D. Kalinin for D. Morris. 1:01pm - After the Jay-Bo news TSN looks like a bunch of cranky guys having to work overtime and just don't give a fuck... 1:00pm - D. Morris off to the Rangers.. 12:59pm - The panel almost cries as Jay-Bo appears to be going nowhere..."They Better Make The Playoffs!!!" shouts James Duthy. 12:57pm - Some trades should still be through even after 1pm... 12:52pm - Tick Tock Tick Tock 12:50pm - 2nd rounder and a conditional pick for N. Antropov. I'm surprised that N.Y. wouldn't send a NHL ready player. The Leafs are also trying to turn around and flip M. Gerber, don't know who would take him as a Leaf if Ottawa couldn't unload him. 12:47pm - N. Antropov is now a Ranger. My thoughts are that maybe B. Dubinsky or N. Dawes is involved. 12:44pm - D. Carcillo from Phoenix to Philadelphia for 2nd rounder and S. Upshall. 12:41pm - You know that Sportsnet's coverage is bad when your fiancee considers it tacky and lame and asks put it back on TSN. 12:40pm - Rumour has it that Van-City to send M. Raymond, picks and possibly K. Bieksa to Florida for Jay-Bo. 12:27pm - Chicago and M. Havlat have agreed on a muti-year contract extension. 12:26pm - Florida GM Jacque Martin has called his former club about C. Neil. 12:15pm - This ponch that McGuire has is unnatural and why is he standing so close to Dutchy...? 12:13pm - Philadelphia is the front runner for D. Morris and Van-City is the front runner for Jay-Bo. 12:09pm - My cornea is burning, I might be blind by 1pm.... 12:08pm - Along with M. Recchi and his A535, Boston get a 2nd rounder (2010) from Tampa Bay 12:06pm - B. Guerin for a conditional 5th rounder. If Pittsburgh makes the playoffs then the 5th turns into a 4th, if Pittsburgh make the 2nd round then the 4th turns into a 3rd. 12:04pm - Kings lock up E. Ersberg for 2 years...I know, thank god I was sitting when I heard this one. 12:00pm - T-Minus 60 minutes boys and girls and the Oilers haven't done shit. 11:58am - B. Guerin is indeed off to the Pens. Would imagine draft picks are involved. 11:57am - Another Swede changing his mind, P. Forsberg isn't announcing anything nor is he in Denver. You should still read Mark's blog though. 11:53am - No suprise that Calgary needs to free up some cap space after the O. Jokinen trade, maybe T. Bertuzzi and his 1.95 Million? Anybody else maybe I missed? 11:50am - P. Forsberg is expected to announce his retirement in Denver, Colorado today. Thanks for reading Mark's blog Pete. 11:47am - Looks as though Ray Shero is interested in B. Guerin and J. Ruutu...stay tuned Rosey 11:41am - Looks like the Maple Leafs are back in the hunt for the Tavares sweepstakes. V. Toskala's been placed on the IR for the remainder of the season meaning duties will be split between M. Gerber and C. Joseph. Almost picked up V. Toskala a little while ago when R. Miller went down but standing by my "Never draft a Leafs players" philosophy has paid off yet again. 11:37am - Vancouver's got to make a splash to keep up with Calgary's activities. Dave Hodge says that Toronto is the hottest team in the show right now, points in 7 straight games. What about Vancouver and their 11 wins in 13 games? 11:33am - Boston sends M. Lashoff and M. Karsums to Tampa Bay in the M. Recchi deal. 11:28am - I can see the Sens trading J. Smith to a team, his signing just hasn't paid dividends at all. 11:25am - The Sens will trade C. Neil as contract talk have broken off...maybe to Vancouver? 11:22am - Boston acquires M. Recchi and his A535... 11:10am - Well then apparently Blackberry is sponsoring TSN coverage... 11:06am - Man how shitty would it be if your blackberry died on TV? Why isn't R.I.M sponsoring TSN's coverage, they throw "Blackberry" around like it's hot. 11:05am - Phoenix threw in a 3 round (09' or 10' Calgary's option)to Calgary in the O. Jokinen deal. 10:58am - Sportsnet's coverage is crap...there I said it. 10:51am - The Canadians recalled G M. Denis, so I wonder if this means that Montreal's looking to make some deal involving J. Halak and another. Maybe J. Halak and C. Higgins to Edmonton for E. Cole and D. Roloson or D. Sabourin. 10:47am - Boston trades P. Nokelainen to Anaheim for S. Montador. Looks like Boston is out of the picture for Jay-Bo or C. Pronger. 10:40am - OK, McGuire's got to have a pillow tied under that suit of his...odd 10:38am - Looks like B. Prust, M. Lombardi and 1st rounder will go to Phoenix from Calgary for O. Jokinen. I gotta think that the Flames believe this is the year to make a run for it beacuse their cap is nott adding up. 10:32am - Calgary trades M. Lombardi and 1st rounder to Phoenix for O. Jokinen...stay tuned could be just a rumour. 10:30am - Ken Hollands profile picture on TSN looks like he just smoked a gonger... 10:27am - Rumour has it that Boston and Edmonton are in talks about E. Cole for M. Fernandez. Does that mean that D. Roloson is on the block? 10:25am - The Score says the focus of the Coyotes is to plan for the future, that's putting it lightly, and what is Steve Ludzig there for exactly? 10:20am - Barnaby runs off the set, the wife needs him to pick up milk and bread on his way home today. 10:18am - My fried egg sandwich is more enjoyable than these trades so far... 10:17am - That's it! Can we please see D. Moore traded so we can move on... 10:10am - Maple Leafs claim E. Reitz off waivers from N.Y. Rangers while the Penguins claim C. Adams from the Blackhawks. 10:08am - St. Louis trades A. Wozniewski to Pittsburgh for D. Richmond. 10:06am - B. Morrison is claimed off waivers by Dallas 10:04am - M. Tellqvist traded to Buffalo for a 4th round (2010) and the Maple Leafs claim M. Gerber off waivers from Ottawa. 10:00am - In case anyone cares, which you shouldn't, there has been 2 trades so far. Well under the +/- 20 that TSN predicted... 9:58am - McGuire getting a little defensive with the panel...funny, at least he isn't hiding in his shell...ZING! 9:57am - REMINDER: We'll be doing a special edition recap podcast later today, we should have it published on http://www.aroundsports360.blogspot.com/ later this evening. 9:52am - A. Nycholat joins his 4th team this season..thanks Booth 9:50am - So as it happens a trade goes down while i'm showering so in case you haven't heard: J. Leopold to Calgary for 2nd rd. pick, L. Nycholat and prospect R. Wilson. 9:31am - Thinking that now is probably a good tome to take a shower...back in 10, watch Jay-Bo and O. Jokinen get traded. 9:25am - Calgary Flames and the Phoenix Coyotes in discussions about O. Jokinen, I would have to think that this is a three team deal due to cap space. Maybe M. Lombardi on the way out and M. Tellqvist included in the package. 9:22am - My money is on Sportsnet's Don Taylor to refer to someone as a "the "insert last name here"--ian One" within the next five minutes...horrible 9:19am - Most uncomfortable chair to sit in Canada this moment...the one that The Scores Tim McAllef is sitting in...I would hate having to talk with only Al Strachan. 9:17am - Ok, I could use a trade about now... 9:08am - Anyone see the comparison between Tim Connolly wearing a helmet and Mike Myers SNL character "Philip the hyper-hypo"? Timmy's helmet is huge... 9:04am - Great new Nike commercial with all the golfers happy that Tiger's out, partying, laughing and back to reality when Tiger returns....lol 8:59am - AS360 Blog Follower Prediction from Booth: "Ray Shero pulls a Dave Nonis, trading Matt Cooke to Tampa Bay for Matt Pettinger, the exact same thing Van-City did last year (the only one of the year), and making it Pittsburghs only move of the deadline." LOL 8:57am - Ottawa also picked up a 2nd round pick for A. Vermette. 8:50am - Predictions from our Facebook Event Page Attendees: D. Smith writes N. Antropov will end up in either New Jersey or Pittsburgh. 8:48am - How much does the T. Connolly signing raise the price for O. Jokinen? 8:46am - T. Connolly signs with Buffalo for 2 years, 4.5 Million per year. 8:44am - The Score is using a sidebar for each team with important UFA, RFA, Cap Space and Free Cap Space information which is cool but having Al Strachan on is making me sick. 8:36am - Rosey predicts R. Smyth to Calgary for M. Lombardi and another depth player or R. Smyth back to Edmonton for D. Penner and possibly D. Sabourin. 8:34am - AS360 Blog Follower Prediction from Booth: Sportsnet trades B. Watters, B. Garrioch/J. Pinette and field analyst for P. McGuire and D. Hodge. 8:31am - AS360 Blog Follower Prediction from Booth: Phoenix trades O. Jokinen and D. Morris to Montreal for C. Higgins, M. Komisarek, cash and draft picks... 8:28am - Pascal Leclaire on TSN "I'm really excited to be around such great teammate, looking forward to winning game with team and a chance to make the playoff next year" 8:25am - 4th cup of coffee...legs are shaking... 8:17am - Early predictions: Washington will pick up C. Pronger or some blueline playoff experience, maybe J. Leopold. Edmonton will not be trading E. Cole. 8:16am - LOL!!! My Fiancee just said that P. McGuire looks like a turtle head...first big laugh of the day... 8:14am - T. Connolly appears to be re-signing with Buffalo. He just forgot his wallet in his car, that's why he left the building. 8:12am - I think i'm hearing Blackberry's vibrate on TSN but I could be losing my mind... 8:08am - Ggaahh. Another D. Moore update...will be traded today to a team he will NOT have an impact on. Seriously, this is D. Moore were talking about here folks. 8:07am - T. Connolly has left the building...could be nothing maybe just another post-practice concussion. 8:05am - Future ex-Hot-Lanta GM Don Waddell on TSN. Says he's looking at "hockey trades" today...well I'm glad he's not looking at football or baseball trades today 8:00am - D. Morris is rumoured to go to Van-City or Washington. 7:55am - Ottawa sends A. Vermette to Columbus for P. Leclaire 7:53am - Sens apparently in discussions with Columbus for G Pascal Leclaire... 7:51am - F. Kuba contract is 3 years, 3.7 million per year with sens. 7:48am - F. Kuba is off the market. Signs contract extension with Senators....terms undisclosed. 7:47am - 107 minutes in and no trades...could've slept in a bit longer... 7:44am - Off topic, I really like the new Molson Canadian commercial....great. 7:40am - Really...does anybody reading this care about Dominic Moore? Am I missing something, when did this guy become the best forward available? 7:38am - Two year offer from Buffalo to Tim Connolly. No word yet about whether the offer's been accepted. 7:33am - No Recchi retirement announcement just expressed his excitement to pack the suitcase and try and win a cup. 7:30am - Show Stopper! Recchi has graced TSN with his presence, maybe he might announce his retirement....next... 7:26am - Darren Dreger has his cell up to his ear looking around and not speaking a word. I'm sure he's listening to ALL those voicemails that the GM's have time to leave him today. 7:23am - M. Satan could wind up in Van-City or Edmonton. 7:20am - Bill Watters would probably tell you G. Roberts can help a team down the stretch in 2029 as a strapping scrappy 62 year old...next...Sportsnet's small dose has expired. 7:16am - Looks like L. Schenn is the only untouchable in smog-town as CBC wipes their forehead... 7:09am - Hell has officially frozen over. I've seen Toronto's D. Moore in a top 5 list (Forwards on the block). Looks like McGuire is going to plant one on Dutchy. 7:03am - Gord Miller "St. Louis would need to have their socks blown off in order to trade (Tkachuk) him".Really, does he still hold that much in the tank? Do these panelists not remember him in Hot-Lanta. 6:58am - TB apparently not interested in moving St. Louis. Could still be a last-minute deal. 6:55am - Asked to chose between Clemmensen or Tellqvist and Barnaby chose the latter which is suprising. 6:50am - Just thinking that Washington might be better off going after Pronger...just puked in my mouth. 6:45am - Washington and Philadelphia appears to be the faves for Jay-Bo, but if Philly is having issues making cap space for Briere, how does Jay-Bo fit into this picture. Maybe just a rental player. As for Washington, he'd probably fit nicely there but they need EXPERIENCE in the post-season, they can't rely solely on Federov. 6:43am - McGuire uses a cliche answer for where Jay-Bo might go. "He won't be traded unless Florida get equal talent in exchange"...well no shit sherlock. 6:40am - That's all the Sportsnet I can handle...like some people I know it's good only in small doses. 6:36am - ...Sorry it's Bruce Garrioch from the Ottawa Sun. I just found my next "Hey you know who you look like". 6:35am - Good to see John Pinette on Sportsnet, I like him, he makes me laugh... 6:30am - Nick Kypreos on Hockey Central at Noon March 2, 09' - "Niklas Backstrom will NOT get 5.5 or 6 Million next year" March 3, 09' - Wild G Niklas Backstrom signs 4 year, 24 Million contract. 6:29am - Dave Hodge chose Chicago as #5 fave, the first honest pick of the bunch...won't happen but honest. Off to Sportsnet to see what's going on. 6: 26am - I don't even know why these analysts give you their top 5 faves for winning the cup, it's always just the top 5 ranked teams...nothing new or risky about the predictions, esspecially when we always see Cinderella stories that make it to the finals...Pittsburgh, Edmonton, Calgary... 6:22am - Bathroom break so expect a big deal to take place. 6:17am - Nothing so far, McGuire wants C. Neil to stay put or run the risk of becoming a Martin LaPointe with raised expectations, I'd have to agree. Agreeing this early is a good sign or purely me still being half-asleep. 6:08am - Tonight on TSN is Montreal and Buffalo. Last year was Montreal and Atlanta playing as some of thought that Hossa was going to move down the hallway before the game. 6:06am - Can someone explain to me why I need to care about how many trades will occur? 6:05am - Panger and McGuire look like they've been up all night at the pre-trade deadline party. 6:01am - Why isn't Jay-Bo or Pronger traded yet? Coffee...check, remote control...check, cobwebs in the head...check. Bright and early I'm watching tsn as the crew of Pang, Barnaby and co. walk off a bus as if they were a visiting team arriving at an arena....pfff.