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Pro Hockey Talk's Trade Deadline Extravaganza

Mar 3, 2010, 4:10 PM EDT

The deadline has come and passed, and overall it was a relatively quiet day. Here’s a rundown of all of the news and rumors from the day. We’ll be bringing you comprehensive opinion and analysis of all these moves throughout the afternoon.

4:07 p.m. - Here’s another that’s just gone down. The Hurricanes have traded Stephane Yelle and Harrison Reed to Colorado, in exchange for Cedric Lalonde-McNicoll and a 6th round pick.

3:45 p.m. – Here’s the rundown of the trades that have come across the past 30 minutes:

Dustin Boyd to Nashville; 4th round pick to Calgary
Chris Peluso to Toronto; 6th round pick to Pittsburgh
Ryan Whitney to Edmonton; Lubomir Visnovsky to Anaheim (!!!!)
Joey MacDonald to Anaheim; 7th round pick (2011) to Toronto

We’ll have more on these trades and more throughout the afternoon. Stay with us.

3:10 p.m. – The LA Kings continue to bolster their team for a playoff run by acquiring Fredrik Modin from the Columbus Blue Jackets.
3:08 p.m. - Washington receives Joe Corvo from Carolina for Brian Pothier and Oskar Osala. OK, now that’s a pretty big trade (thankfully).
3:00 p.m. - The deadline is upon us! Of course, that doesn’t mean there won’t be more deals announced, though. Stay tuned.
Earlier news and original post after the jump…


We’re still settling into our new digs here at PHT; in fact the boxes
aren’t even unpacked yet and I’ve been sleeping on a mattress on the
floor. But trade deadline day is here and we’ll be giving you all the
news and semi-grounded rumors we can find.

Here’s the plan: all
throughout the day this thread will update with any trades or major
rumors that come across the wire. We’ll link to our more in depth
analysis and takes on the rumors below, but this thread will stick to
the top of the page and will be constantly updated.

So if you’re
at work: open up another window with a spreadsheet or work email in it,
and be sure to keep checking back here throughout the day. We’re
certainly not encouraging anyone not to work….but we all know that
hockey fans will not be very productive today anyway.

We’ll also
be keeping up with all the news on Twitter. You can follow Pro Hockey Talk by
going here
, and I’ll guarantee it’s going to be a busy feed today.
At least I hope. I’m still getting the whole “tweeting” thing down.

Let’s
have some fun.

2:56 p.m. – TSN is claiming that Dan Hamhuis will remain
a member of the Nashville Predators. Fair enough.

2:54 p.m. - Word is that
Sheldon Souray will miss the rest of the season with an infected hand.
(Resists making tasteless jokes about his messy divorce.)

2:53
p.m.
-
 No word on the team “lucky” enough to receive him, but
the Toronto Maple Leafs have unloaded Lee Stempniak. Update: apparently
that team is the Phoenix Coyotes. Toronto receives a fourth and seventh
round pick for Stempniak.

2:52 p.m. – TSN reports that
Milan Jurcina has been traded back to the Washington Capitals.
Update:
Bob McKenzie reports that Jurcina was diagnosed with a sports
hernia. Hmmm.

2:41 p.m.Bob
McKenzie just Tweeted that the Atlanta Thrashers sent their third and
fourth round picks to Buffalo for Clarke McArthur? Huh? Where’s the
second rounder?

2:32 p.m. - The Buffalo Sabres
added some grit in Raffi Torres. They sent a (clicks “paste”) second
round pick and D Nathan Paetsch. Is it even a heavy price to pay when
everyone but Scott Walker is basically going for a second round pick?
GMs sure are a
bunch of conformists
.

(Apparently,
Torres is going to be Toronto bound next off-season. Read
more about that strange situation
.)

2: 20 p.m. – I
know that Curtis McElhinney and Vesa Toskala have traded places, but we
have yet to see a major trade involving a major goaltender. More on
that here.

2:00 p.m. - With the Kaberle talks
heating up (ugh, so tired of it already)
I opine on the topic here.

1:47
p.m.
 –
The Washington Capitals acquired Eric Belanger from the
Minnesota Wild for (wait for it) a second round draft pick. This ads to
what’s becoming a sizable pool of character guys for the Caps.

1:38
p.m. -
Remember how I was talking how it seemed that Tomas
Kaberle was not interested in waiving his NTC. Well, now it seems that
he and Brian Burke have a ‘deal’ where he’ll  consider deals that come
across. I have this strange sense of deja vu.

1:34
p.m.- The Tampa Bay
Lightning sent Jeff Halpern to the Los Angeles Kings. The Kings have
sent Teddy Purcell and a third-round draft pick to Tampa Bay.

1:22
p.m.-
Well, it was quiet for a bit but we have another trade.
The Canucks have sent defenseman Mathieu Schneider to the Phoenix
Coyotes. Boy…I’m writing Phoenix a lot today. Details to come.

12:50
p.m. -
We
wonder what exactly the point was
regarding the Aaron Ward trade.
Obviously salary and the need for depth….but Ward to Anaheim was a bit
anticlimactic.


12:43
p.m. - It’s
official. 
Peter
Mueller has been traded with Kevin Porter from the Phoenix Coyotes to
the Colorado Avalanche for Wojtek Wolski.
That’s a nice find for the
Coyotes, since both players seem to register a lot of the same
attitude-type complaints while Wolski has actually made good on some of
his promise.

12:35 p.m. – Now we’re
talking…Vancover has aqcuired Yan Statsny from St. Louis in exchange
for Cedric Labrie. Things are starting to heat up.

12:30
p.m. –
Mueller to Colorado or Mueller to Atlanta. RDS is reporting that Peter Mueller has
been traded to the Atlanta Thrashers, while TSN is saying a deal is in
the works for Phoenix to send him to Colorado in exchange for Wojtek
Wolski. We’ll keep you updated.

12:28 p.m. -
TSN just announced that Scott Walker was traded from Carolina to
Washington for a seventh round pick. No word on a three-team trade in
which Walker’s fist is sent to Aaron Ward’s face. Further analysis here.

12:06
p.m. -
Breaking into all the trade talk here, but you can catch
a replay of the Gold Medal Game between Canada and USA on Universal
Sports. Details
here
.
12:00 p.m. - Florida dealt Dennis
Seidenberg and Matthew Bartkowski to Boston for a second round draft
pick, Byron Bitz and Craig Weller. So, essentially, the Bruins swapped
Derek Morris and a second round pick for Dennis Seidenberg. Solid
move in Beantown.

11:44 a.m. - Aaron Ward
has been traded to the Anaheim Ducks, in exchange for goaltender Justin
Pogge and a draft pick, could be a fourth or so. We’ll see.

11:36
a.m. -
Just as I was publishing a post on how quiet today has
been, Seidenberg gets traded to the Bruins. Not a HUGE move, mind you,
but at least there was more to it than draft picks. Well sort of; Byron
Blitz is part of the trade as well.

11:30 a.m. -
Looks like the Morris trade to Phoenix was certainly with another move
already in the works. TSN reporting that Florida has traded Dennis
Seidenberg to Boston.

11:14 a.m. – Just saw a tweet
by someone who is very serious about what they do, confirming that
Florida wants Jeff Carter. Thanks for the info…see my update from an
hour ago.
10:54 a.m. – NHL.com guru Mike Dilorenzo is saying that
Martin Skoula is headed to the New Jersey Devils.  He was just traded
yesterday to Toronto as part of the Alexei Ponikarovsky deal. Hope he
didn’t unpack.

10: 51 a.m. -
Morris traded to
Phoenix, Boston
set up for another move later today.

10:35 a.m. – Details
on the trade – Derek Morris is traded to the Phoenix Coyotes, Boston
gets 2011 fourth round draft pick. Yep, can you say “salary dump for
another trade today?”

10:30 a.m.It
appears that
the asking price for Raffi Torres of the Blue Jackets
is a first round pick, or at least a top prospect. That’s a steep, steep
price for a 30 point scorer, who’s just a rental.

10:25
a.m. -
We may have our first trade of the day. Derek Morris may
be headed back to Phoenix; he was going to be a UFA this summer for
Boston. Waiting on details.

10: 17 a.m. – Well
now….Washington interested in Ray Whitney? Interesting, since I just
heard Carolina might not trade him, since no one would accept their
price.

10:10 a.m. - According
to Darren Dreger
, Sheldon Souray has ‘softened’ a bit on the team’s
he’d be willing to accept a trade to.

10:03 a.m. – It
looks like Tomas Vokoun to Philadelphia is in the works, and that Jeff
Carter  is the target for Florida. Not exactly a salary dump for
Panthers; Carter is owed $5 million next season.

9:58 a.m. -
Tomas Vokoun has apparently agreed to waive his NTC for small
number of teams.

9:41 a.m. - Florida
Panthers are definitely sellers
. Dennis Seidenberg will be first to
go, Tomas Vokoun is almost certainly on the trading block as well.

9:22
a.m. –
Well, this is a bit surprising. Scotty
Bowman tells FAN that Chicago
is not in the market for a
goaltender.

9:15 a.m. – Tomas
Kaberle rumors are still out there
, but he’s not budging on his
wish to stay with Toronto. We wonder….why?

  1. Zach - Mar 3, 2010 at 9:39 AM

    Scotty Bowman tells FAN that Chicago is not in the market for a goaltender.
    GM Speak for we really need a goaltender but we aren’t calling out anyone in the media.

  2. Brandon Worley - Mar 3, 2010 at 9:46 AM

    I hope so. There’s no way that Chicago believes they are true contenders with the current goaltenders they have.
    Of course, the Wings went to Game 7 with Osgood.

  3. HawgNSonsTV - Mar 3, 2010 at 10:14 AM

    This is a GREAT site…and I am glad to see you rattle the cage of that DOUCHE BAG Mike parasite Florio! 10,000 kudo’s for you!!!!

  4. Jason K - Mar 3, 2010 at 10:30 AM

    RE: Ray Whitney The word in the Raleigh area is not so much that the asking price from the ‘Canes is too high, but that Whitney’s requirement of getting a contract extension from the team picking him up is too much to ask, and Ray has final say due to his NTC. Apparently deals that would have sent him to the Kings and Pens have been killed because of this, and with the Pens picking up Ponikarovsky(sp?) it seems they’ve moved on.
    I’m hoping Whitney will agree to be moved, but I doubt it’s going to happen.

  5. Grant - Mar 3, 2010 at 10:49 AM

    That’s ridiculous. Osgood is so overrated. Chicago is the new team of that Division. Detroit is done for a few years. GO PENS!

  6. PhillyPaco - Mar 3, 2010 at 11:14 AM

    great Flyer rumor, trading our 24 year old leading goal scorer for a 34 year old goalie who will be a free agent. does anyone research this nonsense ?

  7. Brandon Worley - Mar 3, 2010 at 11:22 AM

    I’m certainly not coming up with that. But Vokoun is under contract through 2011, so….there’s that.
    I’m just reporting what I’m seeing.

  8. Scott - Mar 3, 2010 at 11:22 AM

    Lemarie wants Skoula thats a shock for all Wild fans to hear that!

  9. PhillyPaco - Mar 3, 2010 at 11:26 AM

    do you think TB would think about moving Mike Smith ? They gave up a lot to get him 2 years ago ( Brad Richards ) but now he looks like the backup to Nittyimaki on a team that looks to be out of the playoffs. The Flyers have no goalies under contract for next year, would rather see them develope a young goalie than commit to another veteran in his mid 30’s

  10. PhillyG8 - Mar 3, 2010 at 11:39 AM

    11:30 a.m. – Looks like the Morris trade to Phoenix was certainly with another move already in the works. TSN reporting that Florida has traded Dennis Seidenberg to Florida.
    Times are getting so desperate teams are trading players to themselves…

  11. PhillyPaco - Mar 3, 2010 at 11:53 AM

    maybe we can trade Mike Rathe to ourselves and then watch him tie up our salary cap for another 3 years while he is on the golf course

  12. Brandon Worley - Mar 3, 2010 at 12:11 PM

    Tampa Bay is shopping Mike Smith, but there doesn’t seem to be much interest at this point. There’s about 5 goalies ahead of him that are more….reliable.

  13. Wingsrule76 - Mar 3, 2010 at 1:19 PM

    As a Redwings fan, the trade deadline sure was a lot more fun prior to the salary cap.

  14. Ross - Mar 3, 2010 at 1:22 PM

    So is Florida trading Tomas Vokun for Jeff Carter or what??
    Hopefully it won’t turn out like the Roberto Luongo trade
    Mabey Scott Clemmensen can play like he did in New Jersey

  15. Brandon Worley - Mar 3, 2010 at 1:30 PM

    I don’t think Philly is willing to part with Carter. I just don’t see Philly having the parts to make a trade like that, especially since half the team has NTC

  16. dave - Mar 3, 2010 at 1:35 PM

    wings need a little depth, rumor is they are looking at bring slava kozlov back. might be ok.

  17. Anonymous - Mar 3, 2010 at 1:38 PM

    Well the Panthers better do something or they can wright this season off,do they hold the record for the most years w/o making the playoffs??

  18. Anonymous - Mar 3, 2010 at 1:39 PM

    say what you want but who wants to face detroit in the first round???

  19. Wingsrule76 - Mar 3, 2010 at 1:52 PM

    I would love to have Slava back for the playoff drive. I just don’t see how it is possible under the cap. Maltby had to go on IR just to make room for Lilja, and there is zero room left. We would have to dump salary through the trade or the waiver wire.
    I am not sure what Kozlov’s salary hit would be, but who would go to make room? All of the expendable parts are making at or near minimum as it is.

  20. PhillyPaco - Mar 3, 2010 at 2:17 PM

    As a Flyer fan I heartily agree with Wingsrule76’s comments about the salary cup killing all the fun at the trading deadline. I just can’t wait to see the salary cap hell that the Pens have down the road when young players like Crosby, Malkin, Fleury, Staal, and Orpik come looking for their long term deals. Someone has to go

  21. Anonymous - Mar 3, 2010 at 2:55 PM

    same thing for the blackhawks.

  22. Wingsrule76 - Mar 3, 2010 at 2:59 PM

    Can you actually feel your soul die when typing the word “tweeted”?

  23. crazywabbit - Mar 3, 2010 at 3:34 PM

    They also won a Cup with Osgood.

  24. Wingsrule76 - Mar 3, 2010 at 3:47 PM

    They actually have won two cups with Osgood starting, and another with him as a backup.
    Disrespect him all you want, but if the Wings hadn’t gotten so banged up and not choked in the finals, he would have won the Conn Smythe last year.

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