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Campbell a Shark

According to TSN, Brian Campbell to San Jose for Steve Bernier and a 1st rounder.

Richards a Star

TSN says that Richards has waived his NTC.

Johan Holmqvist and Brad Richards to Dallas for Mike Smith, Jeff Halpern, and Jussi Jokinen.

Belak to Florida for a 5th rounder

According to TSN.

Chris Kelly on the move?

Sportsnet reported that the Ottawa Senators are shopping Chris Kelly.

LaPointe Most Likely Gone

According to, Martin LaPointe is traded, but details to come later on in the day. Also, TFP mentions that Nikolai Khabibulin, Martin Havlat, Robert Lang, Tuomo Ruutu, Yanic Perreault, Andrei Zyuzin, and Rene Bourque are on the block.

Prospal a Flyer

According to Versus, the Philadelphia Flyers haveacquird Vaclav Prospal for Alex Picard and either a 2nd or a 3rd round draft pick in 2009.

Jackman Remains in St. Louis

According to, the St. Louis Blues have re-signed Barret Jackman. Terms of deal are $14.M for four years.

HTR Trade Deadline

Here it is folks. The trade deadline is 14 hours away (has come and gone) . Please read this to see how HTR will handle the trade news throughout today and tomorrow.

*** Update – Wow what a day here at HTR See below to view many of the trades that happened on this deadline day ****

Fletcher to Sundin: The List
According to TSN’s Daren Dreger, Leafs GM Cliff Fletcher sat down with Sundin on Thursday to discuss his future with the club. Among the talk, Fletcher asked Sundin to make a list of teams that he would like to be traded to, if he was to go somewhere. It seems that the plot has now thickened in the Sundin deadling talk…

Has the NEW Pittsburgh Penguins dynasty begun? [Plus: A Penguins History Lesson]

With four seasons of just atrocious hockey, many hockey fans may have forgotten what a powerhouse team the Pittsburgh Penguins were during the ’90s. From 1988-2001, only three players won the Art Ross Trophy. Mario Lemieux 6 times (3 times back-to-back), Jaromir Jagr 5 times (including 4 straight) and Wayne Gretzky 3 times (once back-to-back). With the exceptions of Mario’s first win (’88) and Wayne’s last win (’94), none of those teams ever failed to reach the playoffs when their team sported the NHL’s leading scorer. Iginla broke that trend with Calgary the following year in ’02, but Foppa got back on track with the Aves after, followed by St. Louis and his Cup-winning Lightning, with Joe Thornton and Sidney Crosby having followed suit.
Few sane people would deny that having the League’s top scoring player on your team is a recipe for success.

So where does that leave the Penguins, who, with Malkin, have the potential to have back-to-back different Art Ross Trophy winners, and 13 of the past 19 said Trophies?

Also inside, Sergei Gonchar sets an active record with his eighth consecutive 50+ point season with a goal in last night’s victory over the Habs. [What an exciting game by the way!] And, a Penguins and Art Ross Trophy history lesson.

Strachan Sees Vinny in Big Market City

Saturday night, HNIC analyst Al Strachan said Vincent Lecavalier has “spent enough of his career” in Tampa Bay. 

Forsberg Not Going Anywhere is reporting that C Peter Forsberg will not be returning for the 07/08 season.

Forsberg’s agent Don Baizley has begun advising NHL teams that Forsberg doesn’t have enough confidence in his wonky foot to commit to a return to the league this season.

More to follow.

Kaberle to Philadelphia?

15 teams interested in all-star D, plus other Leaf players shopped around

The latest hot rumor arising from the GM meetings has the Philadelphia Flyers interested in acquiring Toronto Maple Leafs all-star defenseman Tomas Kaberle.