According to Bob Perno who was on the air at CKAC radio, Brad Richards has been traded to Dallas and the trade should be announced around 1pm today.
rumored deal would be for Mike Smith, Jeff Halpern and Mark Fristic
more to come.
Now that Sundin has confirmed to the hockey world he is not waiving the NTC for any deal, the Leafs are left with few options to improve the club for the future before the trade deadline. The ripple effects of Sundin and the other 4 Leaf players not waiving their NTC’s will surely be felt by other players currently on the roster. One can expect that Fletcher will now turn to trading the likes of Gill, Antropov, Ponikarovsky, Blake, Stajan, Wellwood, White, Kilger, Steen, Devereaux and possibly Toskala in the hopes of securing whatever assets he can to repair the rubble left by this sinking ship. The NTC players should realize that this ripple effect will surely affect their status with the team for next season whether good or bad.
According to TSN, Mike Comrie has signed a 1year, 4M$ contract to remain an Islander.
The Ottawa Senators have lost 4 out of their past 6 games, this isn’t a speed bump but something else is starting to show.
Note:This was written before the trade deadline.
According to Versus, the Philadelphia Flyers haveacquird Vaclav Prospal for Alex Picard and either a 2nd or a 3rd round draft pick in 2009.
According to tsn.ca, the St. Louis Blues have re-signed Barret Jackman. Terms of deal are $14.M for four years.
The Colorado Avalanche have announced the signing of none other then Peter Forsberg for the remainder of the season. Huge signing for the Avs!
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 ****
The San Jose Mercury News is reporting that this may be the time for the Sharks to trade Patrick Marleau.
Faceoff.com and the Edmonton Journal are downplaying any possible speculation that Jaromir Jagr will be on the move despite having an off season and the fact that he will most likely be a free agent this summer.