Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Trade Deadline Blog

A run down of deadline day:

8:45 AM - Arrive from breakfast, seems that nothing has happened as of yet that is earth shattering.

8:51 AM - Filip Kuba re-signs with Ottawa 3 years 11.9 million.

8:56 AM - Columbus trades goaltender Pascal Leclaire and 2nd round 2009 draft pick to Ottawa for center Antoine Vermette. First trade of the day. Better than Cam Jansen for Bryce Salvador. I guess you can scratch Columbus off the list of potential destinations for Nylander.

9:06 AM - Offer made to Tim Connnolly 2 years 4 million dollars by Buffalo. Connolly has left HSBC Arena early, raising questions of his trade eligibility..

9:08 AM - Cory Woron reports that contract negociations between Toronto and Dominic Moore have broken down. Look for him to be traded.

9:14 AM - Scratch the Connolly rumor, TSN has confirmed that his 2 year contract offer is still on the table.

9:21 AM - Andy Strickland reports that Keith Tkachuk is likely to stay in St. Louis, as he is receiving minimal interest around the league. Boston was the front runner for Tkachuk, but it appears both teams cannot agree to a deal.

9:30 AM - The Fourth Period reports that Washington is looking for a second tier player, either forward or defenseman.

9:36 AM - Brian Burke talks with TSN. It appears that both Dominic Moore and Nik Antropov are likely to be shipped out today, although there is no indication where either may land.

9:44 AM - Tim Connolly has re-signed with Buffalo for 2 years 9 million.

10:04 AM - Absolutely nothing going on right now, I have been reading Jay Onrait's blog to get me through this slow patch.

10:07 AM - Sean O'Donnell has re-signed 1 year 1.25 million in Los Angeles. Scratch another player off the Capitals wish list.

10:15 AM - Computer hijacked.

10:20 AM - Jokinen rumored in deal with Flames.

10:37 AM - HockeyBuzz rumors that Nylander could be on the move to Vancouver in a multi-player deal (e2).

10:38 AM - Biggest trade of the day: Lawrence Nycholat, prospect Ryan Wilson, and a 2nd round draft pick in 2010 were traded to Colorado for Jordan Leopold.

10:38 AM - Andy Wozniewski traded from St. Louis to Pittsburgh for Danny Richmond.

10:54 AM - Lots of action on the phones right now, all that can be said is that Toronto is finalizing their first deal of the day. New York, Tampa Bay and Calgary are all very active in talks right now.

11:00 AM - Eklund reports that Montreal is making a last ditch effort on Olli Jokinen. It appears that Vincent Lecavalier will stay in Tampa Bay.

11:02 AM - Phoenix has traded Michael Tellqvist to Buffalo for a 4th rounder.

11:04 AM - Toronto claims Martin Gerber off waivers. Brendan Morrison was claimed by Dallas. Things maybe looking up for Washington to unload Nylander.

11:05 AM - Tim Brent has been put on waivers by Chicago. Pittsburgh claimed Craig Adams and Toronto claimed Eric Reitz.

11:11 AM - TSN's James Cybulski is in Washington to cover the Capitals. He has spoken to Michael Nylander who said he cannot comment on whether or not he has been asked to waive his NMC.

11:20 AM - Looks like another lull, back to Onrait's blog.

11:22 AM - Small stuff, Erik Ersberg re-signs in Los Angeles Erik Ersberg to a 2 year.

11:34 AM - Looks like Calgary is getting Olli Jokinen now, there are some salary cap constraints involved, but it looks like Matt Lombardi and a 1st round pick are going back to Phoenix.

11:38 AM - Boston has traded Petteri Nokalainen traded to Anaheim for Steve Montador.

11:39 AM - Lombardi, Prust and a 1st to Phoenix for Olli Jokinen, confirmed as per TSN.

11:45 AM - Philadelphia is pressing hard for the services of Derek Morris.

11:50 AM - Beer run.

12:23 PM - Boston has acquired wily veteran Mark Recchi from Tampa Bay to Boston. Still unsure of what's going back to Tampa Bay, probably a low end draft pick.

12:32 PM - Wow, I was wrong, Recchi and a 2010 draft pick to Boston for defenseman Matt Lashoff and Martins Karsums.

12:38 PM - Internet failing me, trying to provide updates. Switching solely to TSN.

1:00 PM - Last hour of the trade deadline, Washington has yet to make any moves.

1:06 PM - Bill Guerin to Pittsburgh for a Conditional Draft Pick.

1:10 PM - It looks less and less likely that Washington is going to be able to make a deal. Too much salary locked up at the moment. Pothier could be the Capitals deadline acquisition.

1:10 PM - Eklund reports Nylander to Chicago (e4). Things brewing in Caps land. Pierre McGuire reports that Vancouver is still heavy on Jay Bouwmeester.

1:31 PM - Starting to drink more, I think May got re-signed by Toronto, apparently Edmonton is working hard on Jay-Bo.

1:51 PM - Nik Antropov traded to New York Rangers for a 2nd round pick and a conditional draft pick.

1:59 PM - Derek Morris has been traded to the New York Rangers for Nigel Dawes, Dimitri Kalinin and Petr Prucha.

1:59 PM - Forgot to report that Scottie Upshall is off to Phoenix for Daniel Carcillo and a pick.

2:04 PM - Cory Woron is reporting that Dominic Moore has been traded to Buffalo for Carolina's 2009 2nd round draft pick.

2:06 PM - Jay Bouwmeester is officially staying in Florida. Despite good offers from Vancouver, Philadelphia and Edmonton, Florida has decided to keep Jay-Bo.

2:08 PM - Atlanta traded Eric Christiensen to Anaheim for a prospect.

2:15 PM - Tampa Bay trades Steve Eminger to Florida for Noah Welch and a 3rd round pick.

2:23 PM - Edmonton has apparently made a trade, as well as Carolina. They could have possibly been trade partners.

2:43 PM - San Jose has acquired Kent Huskins and Travis Moen for goaltending prospect Tim Philmeyere and forward prospect Nick Boniono.

2:44 PM - Tarik El-Bashir has confirmed that Washington has stood pat today. Washington had been looking to add a player on the blue line, but the combination of Michael Nylander's contract as well as the inflated value of players like Derek Morris caused Washington to walk away from possible trade talks.

2:49 PM - Three way deal with Los Angeles, Carolina and Edmonton. Justin Williams will end up in L.A., Edmonton will receive Patrick O'Sullivan and Carolina will receive a player to be named. It is speculated to be Erik Cole.

2:59 PM - It is confirmed that Erik Cole is on his way to Carolina.

4:15 PM - A little late, but former Capitals Olaf Kolzig and Jamie Heward are on their way to Toronto, along with prospect Andy Rogers and a draft pick for prospect Richard Petiot.

I may follow up on further information as it comes in, if anything big goes down I will report it.

So it looks as though the Capital's deadline acquisition will lie in the health of Brian Pothier, who has been cleared to resume playing by team doctors.

Although I'm not entirely sure this will be enough to make the Stanley Cup Finals, his addition is welcomed.

Only 11 trades have been made today (so far) which marks the lowest total in quite some time, certainly post lock out.

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