Monday, February 28, 2011

2011 Trade NHL Deadline Open Thread

Less than 3 hours left before today's 3 p.m. trade deadline.  New York Rangers GM Glen Sather and the rest of the general managers in the National Hockey League will be looking to make moves, but it has been slow to this point.  The real fireworks usually get going in the last hour, so lots more potentially ahead.

Already this morning I have had a couple updates:

For the rest of the day the open thread will be up for you to comment and put up just about anything you want in the comments section and I will update with all the moves that happen.

If the Rangers make a move, then I will obviously put up a new thread to deal with that, but no telling on what that might be at this point.
3:20pm The Washington Capitals have acquired center Jason Arnott from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for David Steckel and a second round pick.

Opinion: Great move by the Devils to get that kind of a return for a 35-year-old unrestricted free agent.

3:02pm The Rangers have acquired John Mitchell from the Toronto Maple Leafs for a 7th round pick in 2012.
Opinion: Nothing to see here.  This is a move to bring some forward depth to the CTWhale who have been crippled by injuries and the loss of Tim Kennedy.

2:30pm The LA Kings recieved Dustin Penner for Colton Teubert, 2011 1st round pick and a conditional pick.
Opinion: High price to play for Penner, but if he teams with Kopitar and Brown it could be the kind of line that can propel LA forward.  Other key is they got to hang onto Simmonds and their main prospects in the deal.

2:04 St Louis have traded Brad Winchester to Anaheim for a 3rd round pick.

2:02 Florida continue to overhaul their roster. Bryan Allen has apparently been traded to Carolina for winger Sergei Samsonov.

Opinion: Tallon needs to put the phone down already

1:57 Ottawa have traded Chris Campoli and 7th round pick to Chicago for a 2nd round pick and Ryan Polutny.

Opinion: Hawks need a defender, but paid a big price for Campoli
12:54 The Columbus Blue Jackets have traded Radislav Klesla and former New York Rangers prospect Dane Byers to the Phoenix Coyotes for Scottie Upshall and Sami Lepisto.

Opinion: Phoenix gets a big body defender, but they give up a couple of speedy players who appear to be well liked in the room.  This has to be about the injury to Ed Jovanovski and him not returning very soon. Don Maloney makes another move to acquire a piece he helped draft.
11:45 The Capitals acquired Dennis Wideman from the Panthers in exchange for Jake Hauswirth and a third rounder.

Opinion: Good move for the Capitals with Mike Green uncertain and Wideman underrated as a puck moving defender.  Hauswirth is an ECHL guy so it is basically a third rounder.

10:50 Atlanta trades Niclas Bergfors and Patrick Rissmiller to Florida for Radek Dvorak and a 5th.

Opinion: Bergfors certainly has his warts, but for Dvorak this is a good gamble by Tallon.

12:00 Jimmy Howard gets a two year 2.25M contract extension with the Red Wings.

Opinion: Good move for the Wings and helps set the market for UFA goalies this summer.

10:05am Justin Williams signs a 4 year deal worth 14.6 million to stay with the LA Kings

Opinion: Smart move by the Kings to lock up a good player for a below market price.