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PHT Morning Skate: Welcome to trade deadline day

Mar 5, 2014, 7:30 AM EDT

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PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

It may have felt like yesterday was trade deadline with the number of big names that found new locations, but at 3 p.m. ET today, things will come to a head.

One team that’s not a big fan of deadline day? The Winnipeg Jets and GM Kevin Cheveldayoff.  (Winnipeg Free Press)

They may not be fans of it, but word is they could be moving Devin Setoguchi and Chris Thorburn. (WFP)

So just what’s going to happen with Marian Gaborik today? (Columbus Dispatch)

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Know who’s been red hot since returning from Sochi? St. Louis’ Patrik Berglund. (Post-Dispatch)

Even after three years, Roberto Luongo never saw yesterday’s trade coming. (The Province)

Ales Hemsky sure looked good last night against Ottawa, didn’t he interested GMs? (Edmonton Journal)

Speaking of the Senators, Jason Spezza was awfully frustrated following the loss to Edmonton. (Senators Extra)

Boston’s Jordan Caron is nervous going into deadline day. (

He wasn’t cannibalized, but Russia parted ways with coach Zinetula Bilyaletdinov. (

  1. pmonte3122 - Mar 5, 2014 at 7:32 AM

    I’m expecting big things from the Sabres today…

  2. wranglerick - Mar 5, 2014 at 7:54 AM

    So are the Islanders

  3. imgoingtowichita - Mar 5, 2014 at 7:58 AM

    Beat thing IMO about yesterday is that none of the ‘insiders’ had the Luongo deal. I hope that there can be equally stunning transactions today but it is tough with half the teams only $1M shy of the cap ceiling.

  4. imgoingtowichita - Mar 5, 2014 at 7:59 AM


  5. patthehockeyfan - Mar 5, 2014 at 8:25 AM

    You guys @ PHT must have exercised your typing fingers and had six espressos this morning. I bet you’ll be glad when the trade deadline is over.

  6. hockey412 - Mar 5, 2014 at 8:47 AM

    One of my favorite days of the year! They need to make it a holiday.

    • patthehockeyfan - Mar 5, 2014 at 8:59 AM

      What do you mean, ‘NEED to make it a holiday?’ I thought it was. You mean, you’re not home watching The NHL Network?

  7. djshnooks - Mar 5, 2014 at 9:04 AM

    Woo hoo lets go…poopin my pants over here freaking TIMMMMMMAY MURRAY!

    Sell ’em all! You need defensemen? We have defensemen! You need scorers? We have scorers! You need a goalie? We have a goalie! You need an anthem singer? We have an anthem singer…they all must go!

    • patthehockeyfan - Mar 5, 2014 at 9:11 AM

      Now here’s the guy who had six espressos.

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