I will be posting all the trades in this one post with the most current at the top. I'll add all links and news as well. And we're off...
LATE TRADES via TSN
- Chicago Blackhawks acquire F Samuel Pahlsson from the Anaheim Ducks for D James Wisniewski.
- Philadelphia Flyers acquire D Kyle McLaren from San Jose Sharks for 6th round pick.
...i guess McLean was the Flyers back-up plan for not getting Bouwmeester.
- Florida Panthers acquire D Steve Eminger from the Tampa Bay Lightning for D Noah Welsch and 3rd round pick.
Looks like that's it folks. Today was one of the slowest trade deadlines in a decade. Tell that to my fingers. I'll have more on Sather's press conference later.
- Glen Sather to speak with reporters at 3:30 p.m. - Blue Notes
- Anaheim Ducks acquire F Erik Christensen from the Atlanta Thrashers for F Eric O'Dell. - TSN
- Buffalo Sabres acquire Dominic Moore from the Toronto Maple Leafs for a second round pick - TSN
- Rangers acquire Derek Morris from Phoenix Coyotes for Dmitri Kalinin, Nigel Dawes and Petr Prucha. - ESPN
...Morris gives us a physical presence on the blue line. Hate to see Prucha go as he was really starting to play well, but he had no future with this team.
- Phoenix Coyotes acquire Scottie Upshall from Philadelphia Flyers for Daniel Carcillo. - TSN
- Rangers acquire Nik Antropov from the Toronto Maple Leafs for 2nd round pick and a conditional pick. - TSN
...i mentioned him yesterday. If Tortorella can get him to buy in we could be looking at a steal.
- Rangers talking with Phoenix Coyotes about Derek Morris. - Blue Notes
- Pittsburgh Penguins acquire Bill Guerin from New York Islanders for a conditional draft pick - TSN
...wow the Islanders are the most poorly run organization in the league. They can only get a conditional draft pick for Guerin? While the Lightning can get two prospects for Recchi.
- Bill Guerin trade not dead despite many reports stating otherwise. - NYI Point Blank
- Pittsburgh Penguins are interested in Bill Guerin and Jarrko Ruutu. - TSN
...not sure there is a player I hate more in the NHL than Ruutu.
- Boston Bruins acquire Mark Recchi and 2nd round pick from the Tampa Bay Lightning for D Matt Lashoff and F Martins Karsums. - TSN
...good that means the Rangers can't get him.
- Toronto Maple Leafs close to trading Dominic Moore to Chicago Blackhawks. - Rangers Report
...guess Chicago won't be interested in Betts anymore.
- Sean Avery says he's a changed person but "Even a milder version of Sean Avery is still," he said with a grin...."not that mild." - Blue Notes
...also a mild version of Sean Avery would not be an effective version.
- Rangers still talking about Marty St. Louis, but talks have cooled. - TFP
...yeah talks have cooled because the Rangers don't have enough cap room.
- Sean Avery says he's ready to play against the Islanders tomorrow but it's John Tortorella's call. - Ranger Rants
...with only 18 games to go he better be in line-up.
- Anaheim Ducks acquire F Petteri Nikelainen from the Bostons Bruins for D Steve Montador. - TSN
- The Calgary Flames have acquired center Olli Jokinen from the Phoenix Coyotes for center Matthew Lombardi, forward Brandon Prust and a first-round pick - TSN
- St. Louis Blues traded D Andy Wozniewski to Pittsburgh for D Danny Richmond. - Rangers Report
- Brendan Bell, Miro Satan and Gary Roberts clear waivers and the Phoenix Coyotes have traded G Michael Tellqvist to the Buffalo Sabres. - TSN
- Maple Leafs claim Martin Gerber and Erik Reitz off waivers... Dallas claims Brendan Morrison off waivers... Pittsburgh claims Craig Adams off waivers. - TFP
- Rangers have inquired about Martin St. Louis and are very active. - TFP
...that would have to be a big trade as the Rangers need to drop salary to bring St. Louis in.
- Sean Avery alternates with Nigel Dawes on third line at practice today. - Blue Notes
...looks like Dawes is the odd man out if Avery is ready for tomorrow's game against Isles.
- Rangers considering trading Blair Betts. - Ranger Rants
...wow, I've now mentioned Betts name twice. Who knew he'd be a prominent figure today?
- Calgary Flames acquire D Jordan Leopold from Colorado Avalanche for Lawrence Nycholat, a prospect and pick. - TSN
...i had seen Leopold's name as a possible target for Rangers. Guess not.
- Calgary Flames and Phoenix Coyotes are in detailed negotiations that would see Olli Jokinen go to Calgary - TSN
- Detroit interested in Blair Betts. - TFP
...you think we can get Zetterberg for him?
- Buffalo Sabres have signed Tim Connolly to a two-year $9 million contract. - TSN
...Connolly's a walking injury not sure why Buffalo is looking to keep him.
- Names run by Steve Zipay as potential Rangers: Ruslan Salei, Milan Hejduk and Chris Neil. - Blue Notes
...i've always been a fan of Hejduk who has 23 goals and 27 assists this year.
- Anaheim Ducks take defenseman Chris Pronger off the market. - TSN
- Ottawa Senators trade winger Antoine Vermette to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for goaltender Pascal Leclaire. - TSN
...Ottawa looks to be solidifying their goaltending for next year, while Columbus gets a winger with playoffs experience.