2:24 pm, Deadline Day (legend = BOLD means done deal)
Biggest chip Marian Hossa maybe to Pittsburgh according to rumor on sportsnet.ca.
12:55 pm, Deadline Day (legend = BOLD means done deal)
The NHL Network is reporting a deal is being worked on between Columbus and Colorado for Adam Foote. UPDATE: deal done - Columbus gets conditional draft picks.
12:52 pm, Deadline Day (legend = BOLD means done deal)
Sources out of Chicago claim that Robert Lang has been traded - no details as of yet - according to TheFourthPeriod.com
11:52 am, Deadline Day (legend = BOLD means done deal)
With the Brad Richards event over with, teams that lost out (notably teams not named Dallas) are starting to direct their efforts elsewhere and one of those teams, Vancouver, is looking at Olli Jokinen - as reported by TheFourthPeriod.com
11:40 am, Deadline Day (legend = BOLD means done deal)
TSN is reporting that the Lightning and the Dallas Stars have agreed on a trade for Brad Richards and are awaiting approval from Richards of the deal (based on no-trade clause). UPDATE: Richards has agreed to waive his no-trade clause and is shipped with Johan Holmqvist to Dallas for G Mike Smith, Jussi Jokinen and Jeff Halpern.
11:26 am, Deadline Day (legend = BOLD means done deal)
Our contacts at Sportsology.com have told us that the Flyers cancelled practice today. Could be sign of more to come out of Philly - stay posted.
11:05 am, Deadline Day (legend = BOLD means done deal)
TheFourthPeriod.com is reporting that the Los Angeles Kings have put Brad Stuart, Ladislav Nagy & Scott Thornton on the block and will hear offers for all of them with the potential that they could all be moved by day's end.
10:30 am, Deadline Day (legend = BOLD means done deal)
Marian Hossa could be making the convenient locker room switch as it looks like Montreal might be the front-runner for the services of the now Thrasher forward. Atlanta is in Montreal today for their game tonight.
10:17 am, Deadline Day
(UPDATE - TSN is reporting that a deal is not as close as was once reported for Richards - stay tuned)
10:00 am, Tuesday, 2/26 - DEADLINE DAY!
Deadline day is here and so are the rampant rumors and I am going to try and do my best to keep up with all the Wild and crazy going on. So no more preamble - let's get to it. (legend = BOLD means done deal)
TheFourthPeriod.com is reporting that Mike Comrie and the New York Islanders have agreed to extend his stay in New York for 1 year. So you can take him off the block if that turns out to be true. (update - 1 year 4 million extension)
TFP.com is also reporting that Martin Lapointe has been traded from Chicago (no destination) and a Brad Richards deal from Tampa Bay is imminent. Stay tuned for more on these items (UPDATE - TSN is reporting that a deal is not as close as was once reported for Richards - stay tuned)
On a side note - it seems an awful lot of players are now being re-signed at deadline than moved than in years past. Interesting to see if that continues to play out as the day moves on.
5:10 pm, Monday, 2/25
Well the floodgates should be just about ready to open with the Avs signing Peter "my feet hurt too much to return to the NHL" Forsberg for the remainder of the season.
Colorado already has some All-Star players coming back from injuries so adding Forsberg into the mix makes them that much better and should also send a swift warning to the rest of the Western Conference that the Avs are ready, serious and loaded for the stretch run.
I don't think it will fall on deaf ears so prepare yourself for the action to come. Hold on to your seats boys and girls, it is about to be a bumpy ride!