NHL Trade Deadline Eve Live Blog

Usually for a particular sport's trade deadline we wait until the day of the deadline to run a live blog, but there's so much activity today that if we waited, we might get pre-empted. So I thought I'd fire up the blog now - what are your thoughts about the Stars' firesale? How about the Pens' trades from last week?

Jarome Iginla, Jaromir Jagr, Brenden Morrow and Derek Roy are among those gone already. What's the next shoe to drop? What will the Leafs do? How about the Kings? Will Miikka Kiprusoff change his stance and accept a new address?


By: brutherford
On: 4/2/2013 12:10:00 PM
More important than Roy giving the Canucks depth at the center position, Kesler nearing a return and possibly some immediate help on the blue-line via a Luongo trade, here we go again for Vancouver.
By: andrewf
On: 4/2/2013 12:20:00 PM
I wonder if the Stars will trade Lehtonen. My feeling is no, not yet. I really don't understand what they're doing -- sure, they're trading all these guys, but they're really not getting a lot of high-end assets back.
By: brutherford
On: 4/2/2013 12:25:00 PM
@andrew, at 5.9 cap hit, I think Kari -barring more injuries- is a perfect stop-gap for Jack Campbell. I understand they're trying to tear things down, and quite honestly D/FW area sports fans couldn't possibly careless if the Stars fall into the sea for the most part, but I just cant see Joe Nieuwendyk getting rid of ALL of his constant, regardless of the price, unless they were to sign a seasoned vet this summer to lead the way.
By: paully
On: 4/2/2013 12:30:00 PM
I think the Bouwmeester trade could very well push the Blues right into contention. Not just that Bouwmeester is great to have on the blue line but its the message sent to the rest of the team, that management is serious about winning now. I believe there is one year at $6.5 million left on his contract and the Blues are by far not a big market team. The only problem now is how to deal with the goaltending issue if Halak's injury requires significant recovery time.
By: brutherford
On: 4/2/2013 12:35:00 PM
Agreed @Paully love the Bouwmeester deal in the short for a Blues team that has disappointed me this season. If Halak goes down and Elliott clammers again... Jake Allen really the answer?

You're Ken Hitchcock, and you have free reign no cap issues, who fits the most?
By: brutherford
On: 4/2/2013 12:43:00 PM
Also, with Craig Anderson's return looming, looks like former Blues goalie Ben Bishop is drawing attention, perhaps from his former employer...

Isles are reportedly not interested in resigning Mark Streit... possible suitors...?
By: paully
On: 4/2/2013 1:10:00 PM
If I'm Ken Hitchcock I would target Miller simply because he just feels like a better fit than Luongo in St. Louis. Bernier is somewhat unproven and it seems like drama seems to follow Luongo, rather its his fault or not. I think the quasi demotion for Elliott will wake him up and if the Blues had to go into the playoffs with Elliott and Allen it could actually work. Seems like every so often, some relative unknown goalie carries his team to the finals. Why not the Blues and the tandem of Elliott and Allen this year?
By: brutherford
On: 4/2/2013 1:35:00 PM
without a doubt the hottest goalie gets you the cup and elliott is very much capable... So, who's left as a suitor for the goalie market


I dont care what anyone says, Pavelec isn't ready to lead the way...Bring in Lulu or Miller and possibly a bruising defenseman and winger and this team is a conference final favorite in my book.
By: brutherford
On: 4/2/2013 2:47:00 PM
Philly was hot to trot for Jagr, with him off the market, will they become sellers? If they can convince the GM he's healthy, defenseman Kurtis Foster could be a big pick up.

Also, now that Jagr is off the market, best forward with UFA status this summer

Mike Ribeiro...
Ryane Clowe...
Steve Sullivan...
Roman Cervenka ...anyone else?
By: brutherford
On: 4/2/2013 2:50:00 PM
missed Foster's waiver status!
By: jtopper
On: 4/2/2013 4:21:00 PM
It's ironic the team with the fewest goals (82) in the NHL, the New York Rangers, acquired a player with zero goals (Ryane Clowe) to bolster their stretch run. I've always been a fan of Clowe's, but this is just strange.
By: brutherford
On: 4/2/2013 4:35:00 PM
agreed Topper, seems like a bit of a kings ransom, especially since the Rangers will need to get creative with the cap. I dont get this deal, it's almost like good ole Slats couldn't help himself...
By: brutherford
On: 4/2/2013 5:08:00 PM
Dallas Stars Acquire Cameron Gaunce From Colorado In Exchange for Tomas Vincour
By: paully
On: 4/2/2013 7:26:00 PM
The Habs have acquired Davis Drewiskie from the LA Kings for a 2013 fifth-round draft pick. Looks like a depth move for the Canadiens as it appears he will be a veteran presence on the third line. Not exactly the big move the Canadiens needed to make to keep pace with the Bruins who landed Jagr for a pick and a couple low end prospects.
By: Janet Eagleson
On: 4/2/2013 9:27:00 PM
Jay Bouwmeester can move the puck and yes, he improves that blue line. But has he taken the J-Bo playoff curse to St. Loo?
By: jtopper
On: 4/2/2013 9:28:00 PM
The Penguins are thought to have interest in Phoenix's Boyd Gordon. Good faceoff man, third/fourth liner. I thought Jaromir Jagr would end up with Montreal until the Pens acquired Brenden Morrow and Jarome Iginla, forcing Boston's hand a little bit. The acquisition prices of these guys are through the roof. I'd like to see Martin St. Louis get moved somewhere, give him a new perspective before he retires. Looks like the Caps will be a force to be reckoned with, Ovie has found his game and Holtby is playing like a No. 1 goalie.
By: Janet Eagleson
On: 4/2/2013 9:33:00 PM
Miikka Kiprusoff is apparently willing to consider Toronto -- they must have sold him on the quality of care his premature son can get at Sick Kids hospital. That might sound harsh, but the guy has put his family first and I totally respect him for that. And the world-class care at that institution is probably the only thing that could sway worried parents.
By: Erickson
On: 4/3/2013 8:52:00 AM
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