Monday, February 27, 2012

2012 NHL Trade Deadline

It's that day for hockey fans, as we see teams potential build Stanley Cup teams, though in reality, they don't in today's moves (at least in recent history). Even still, I'll be here to update my blog all day long as the moves roll in and perhaps a move is there for someone to win. Not to mention updating anything that happens in the TSN that's interesting. Happy Trade Deadline Day!!!

UPDATE: 8:19 AM: First Alyonka Larionov sighting of the day. Good to start a morning. What's a bad start; the image of Pierre McGuire.

8:30 AM: Michael Peca's argument for picking any player is that they've "been there". Glad he's here.

9:08 AM: Absolutely nothing is going on. Time to go grab a bagel and coffee.

9:20 AM: Every time I see Pierre, I think of ESPN's NBA Draft coverage when they show Dick Vitale. No point to be there and definitely makes the coverage more irritating.

9:25 AM: Pierre LeBrun tweeted the Sabres want a 1st round pick for Paul Gaustad. Either they don't wanna move him, or I should have what Darcy Regier is having this morning.

9:26 AM: Sorry, Jeff Marek and Greg Wyshynski, you guys were debating on Sportsnet just as TSN had James Duthie and Alyonka Larionov on camera together. TSN wins there.

9:44 AM: Now I'm seeing that P.A. Parenteau is worth a 1st and a player. Can anyone break the story that each teams' war room have a more cocaine on their table than Tony Montana had?

10:02 AM: TSN with a montage of Stephane Matteau. Warms this Ranger fan's heart. Something tells me we won't see a deadline day like the Rangers had in 1994.

10:28 AM: Bob McKenzie tweeted that Andrei Kostitsyn is close to going to Nashville to rejoin his brother. Also, notice that whenever SNET has Wyshynski on camera, TSN counters with Larionov.

10:34 AM: We can officially call this week Reunion Week if/when Kostitsyn to Nashville is official. Kostitsyn's back together, after Jeff Carter reunited with Mike Richards. What could go wrong?

10:39 AM: Sportsnet is saying Alexander Radulov might be going the other way to Montreal for Kostitsyn. If they can get him to leave Russia, this could be a major coup for the Canadiens.

10:47 AM: Sportsnet is wrong, as TSN goes into the ESPN well (LeBrun) to report that Nashville only gives up a second rounder and the conditional pick from the Hal Gill trade. No Radulov.

11:09 AM: One thing I'm impressed with by Sportsnet; their GM room. Even though Doug MacLean is the one doing the most talking.

11:33 AM: All quiet along the trade front, so I'm watching clips of The Room on YouTube. This really is the funniest movie I've ever seen.

12:12 PM: So I go get a sandwich and I miss the beginning of Brian Burke telling James Duthie "None of your business" in regards to why he was at Mastercard Center. Awesomeness.

12:40 PM: Thank you Nick Kypreos for reporting a trade. Mike Commodore goes from Detroit to Tampa. Real life trade!

12:45 PM: Upon hearing the trade, James Duthie: "Sigh...I guess that's worthy of a bell; barely." Sounds about right.

12:58 PM: Sportsnet reports Tom Gilbert goes from Edmonton to Minnesota for Nick Schultz. TSN decides to look at the 2014 Canadian Olympic Roster.

1:03 PM: Seems to me, Gilbert for Schultz is a shuffling deck chairs type of move. Might be better fits in the other organization. Though, Schultz has been a Wild since 2001. Just tossed aside seems wrong to me.

1:11 PM: Rumor of the Rangers being interested in Brad Stuart is interesting, but nowhere close to confirmed.

1:17 PM: Seems like Stuart is staying in Detroit. Wild locker room is completely stunned about the Schultz trade, according to Michael Russo's tweets. And Jaro Spacek is about to be traded somewhere, not Bryan Allen by Carolina.

1:36 PM: Someone needs to fix Pierre McGuire's makeup. We know he's a clown; today he looks like one.

1:42 PM: Another depth move, Keith Aulie from Toronto to Tampa for Carter Ashton. Of course, last year the Leafs traded John Mitchell in a similar trade in last year's deadline and is now in the Rangers lineup.

2:03 PM: Trades are flying now: Sharks pick up Daniel Winnik and T.J. Galiardi from Colorado, Ottawa gives Brian Lee to Tampa for Matt Gilroy and Vancouver picks up Sami Pahlsson, crushing Scotty Hockey's dream move.

2:08 PM: Blackhawks have picked up Johnny Oduya from the Jets. Chicago needed a defenseman and he's as good as there is in the market.

2:12 PM: Rick Nash is once again heating up as TSN says he's 50% likely moved. Means the Rangers are involved. Rangers should still be looking at a depth forward and a defensive defenseman instead. 45 minutes left.

2:37 PM: TSN is saying Nash to the Rangers is dying. 25 minutes away.

2:46 PM: 14 minutes left, nothing since Oduya.

2:48 PM: BREAKING NEWS: GEICO trades the gekko to Progressive for Flo.

2:55 PM: Kypreos is saying that Brian Rolston is now a Bruin. 5 minutes until the deadline.

2:58 PM: Rolston had the news broken to him on Sportsnet. 2 minutes away...


3:02 PM: Paul Gaustad to Nashville, let's see if David Poile had some of the stuff Darcy Regier was taking this morning and gave up a 1st rounder. Rick Nash is staying in Columbus for now.

3: 06 PM: Mike Mottau was in the Rolston trade. Islanders get rid of bad contracts; Bruins are hoping for some lighting in a bottle.

3:17 PM: Bruins get Greg Zanon from the Wild. Rangers get John Scott from Chicago. Bruins win (though Scott would knock Zanon out).

3:24 PM: Scott to the Rangers is such a blah move. They needed a 3rd D-man pairing. Meanwhile, 1st and 4th for Gaustad. Poile loved Regier's stuff.

3:38 PM: Biggest trade of the day; Vancouver trades Cody Hodgson to Buffalo for Zack Kassian. Sabres might be a playoff team now. Look out if you're Florida, Washington, Toronto and Winnipeg. More could be in this deal.

3:50 PM: Two other minor leaguers in this trade. Canucks will love Kassian.

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