Here you are,erness readers, a place to join together and discuss all of the happenings of the day. I will update with trades as they happen.
Check out a nice preview of the Western Conference at the deadline by FanHouse's Bruce Ciskie.
For now, a few questions to discuss:
- Do the Wild make some moves, and if so, who and for what?
- Is this the last we've seen of Owen Nolan and Eric Belanger in Iron Range Red?
- Will Brian Burke add truculence?
- With Ilya Kovalchuk already in NJ, are there any blockbusters out there?
- Does Eklund's site crash due to "too much traffic" again this year? (FYI, I don't really care, I just wanted to make fun of him, and this question allows me to do so.)
- Will CapGeek.com survive the day?
- Will Pierre McGuire annoy me so much that I won't be able to watch anymore?
Here we go, trade deadline, 2010. Enjoy.
Martin Skoula from Toronto Maple Leafs to New Jersey Devils for three hockey pucks and a used traffic cone (ok, it's a 5th rounder). (10:00 am) Update: I am informed the traffic cone involved is indeed Martin Skoula. Apologies for reporting too soon.
****Eric Belanger to Washington Capitals for a 2nd round pick (12:45PM)****
Columbus trades Milan Jurcina back to Washington Capitals for ??? (1:50PM)
Toronto Maple Leafs trade Lee Stempniak to Phoenix for 4th and 7th rounders (2:06 pm)
Fredrik Modin from Columbus Blue Jackets to Los Angeles Kings for future considerations (2:10 pm)
Joey MacDonald of Toronto to Anaheim for 7th round pick in 2011 (2:15 pm)
Chris Peluso to Toronto from Pittsburgh for 6th round pick (2:39 pm )
Dustin Boyd Calgary to Nashville for fourth round pick (2:43 pm)
Alexandre Picard from Columbus to Phoenix for Chad Kolarik (2:52 pm)
Petteri Nokelainen of Anaheim to Phoenix for a 6th round draft pick (3:48)