Good morning folks, Christmas Day is upon us! The two biggest traffic days in the NHL blogosphere are day one of the entry draft and this, trade deadline day.
You can track all of the coverage for every single move from the perspective of the teams involved by checking out SB Nation's NHL Trade Deadline Day 2011 hub, but we will also have all of the stories of the day posted here as well.
Think of this thread as a trade deadline game thread. Post your commentary, insights on the moves, predictions for deadline day transactions as well as links to trades and waiver aqusitions right here.
We look forward to this day more than any other, because of the flurry of activity, the comments by all of the pundits, and tracking just how often Eklund and his HockeyBuzz brethren are wrong.
So without further ado, let's bring on the trades!
(Trades via Twitter from Bob McKenzie, TSN and Sportsnet)
FLA trades Dvorak to ATL for Bergfors and Rissmiller.
Caps trade 3rd in 2011 and Jake Hauswirth to FLA for defenseman Dennis Wideman.
CBJ Trade Klesla to Phoenix for Upshall and Lepisto
EDM trades Shawn Belle to COL for Kevin Montgomery.
Campoli and a conditional 7th round pick to CHI for Ryan Potulny and conditional 2nd round pick.
FLA trades Bryan Allen to CAR for Sergei Samsanov
STL trades Brad Winchester to ANA for 3rd round pick
LAK trades Colten Teubert, a 1st-rounder in 2011 and a cond. 3rd rounder in 2012 to EDM for Dustin Penner
CAP trade David Steckel to NJ for Jason Arnott
NYR Trade 7th ROund pick to TOR for John Mitchell
CBJ trades Tom Sestito to NYR for Greg Moore and Michael Chaput.
ATL sends Fredrik Modin to CGY
VAN Evan Olberg & 3rd to FLA for Chris Higgins
Maxim Lapierre traded to VAN from ANA for Joel Perrault and a 3rd rounder