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Martin Erat requested a trade out of Nashville and got it...
Jason Pominville was moved out of Buffalo to Minnesota to improve them...
Ben Bishop was moved from Ottawa to Tampa...
Marian Gaborik waived his no-trade to go from the Rangers to Columbus...
And those were the highlights of the day as it picked up steam after lunchtime... but the biggest event was the one that didn't happen. There was a deal in place for bringing in Miikka Kiprusoff to the T-Dot, but he didn't want to leave Calgary. He'll probably retire after this year with one year left on his deal.
There was talk of the Vancouver Canucks taking leave of one of their goaltenders- Roberto Luongo- once and for all. But it never went down... and Luongo, thank those of us who had to sit through the day, for being honest about what didn't happen.
Here's the highlight soundbite from his post-deadline talk...
Let the race begin...
BEST OF MAXIM
Luongo says My Contract Sucks!
In case you missed it today. Nucks goalie Roberto Luongo showed his frustration with his contract and his current status as a backup goaltender today after practice.
"My contract sucks -- that's what's the problem," Luongo said. "I'd scrap it if I could now. It's a tough situation for everybody, no doubt. We'...
NHL Trade Deadline has passed.
Bob McKenzie from TSN has confirmed that Roberto Luongo is still a Vancouver Canuck. Raffi Torres went to the Sharks. Gaborik went to the Blue Jackets.
Nothing else major to report. Dull day.
MO MONEY MO PROBLEMS
Roberto Luongo was disappointed that he wasn't traded before the NHL's trade deadline, and he is blaming it on his contract.
Without a doubt it goes to Roberto Luongo.
Many thought Luongo was headed to Toronto just minutes before the 3:00pm deadline expired, but a deal could not be worked out.
What are some positives and negatives of yesterday's big trade that sent Martin Erat to the Capitals?
Once upon a time, Capitals General Manager George McPhee was viewed, rightly I think, as cautious and shrewd each spring around trade deadline time. Never one to radically revamp his roster with wheeling and dealing then, McPhee in fact over the years has widely earned a reputation for perhaps being overly cautious, a bit too much of a deadline fence-sitter relative to his manager...
NHL Trade Deadline Day 2013 may possibly go down as the worst day in Mike Gillis tenure as General Manager of the Vancouver Canucks
Michael D. Gillis worst day on the job for the Canucks
NWSB Vancouver Canucks writer Josh Hall slams GM Mike Gillis, calling Wednesday's NHL Trade Deadline MG's worst day on the job yet. But it hasn't always been...
The Washington Capitals have acquired right wing Martin Erat and minor leaguer Michael Latta from the Nashville Predators for 2012 first-round draft pick Filip Forsberg.
Erat leads the Predators with 17 assists and is tied for the first on the club with 21 points this season. He's played all 723 of his NHL games with Nashville, and ranks second in team history with 163 goals...
Washington Capitals Press Release ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have acquired forwards Martin Erat (mahr-TIHN EE-rat) and Michael Latta (MIGH-kuhl LA-tuh) from the Nashville Predators in exchange for forward Filip Forsberg, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. Erat, 31, has recorded 21 points (four goals, 17 assists) and 26 penalty minutes [...]
So, it appears that Miikka Kiprusoff won't be going to Toronto. Will the Leafs have enough to pry Roberto Luongo from the Canucks? What will be the most outrageous rumor to come out of Toronto today?
Chime in on all this and more here today!
âWe may see a minor move or two todayâ¦ but I donât expect to see any headline grabbers.â
You know, as a prognosticator, Iâm a helluva blogger. I had heard rumblings around the rink on Tuesday night that Martin Erat may be in play on deadline day but, frankly, I didnât take it seriously. Hindsight being what it is, I shouldâve. The news began...
The Maple Leafs will be deeply involved in the pursuit of a veteran goaltender before the 3PM NHL Trade Deadline. The question is whether the recent rumors of attempting to convince Calgary goalie Miikka Kiprusoff to come to Toronto are an expression of genuine interest or an elaborate ruse to pay a more reasonable price for Vancouverâs Roberto Luongo.
The focus of Leafs...
Following some of the names that have been moved these past few days, trade deadline day could shape up to be a day with a lot of little deals. However, names like Miikka Kiprusoff, Roberto Luongo, Mark Streit, and Jason Pominville could make the day interesting. Here is an update on the most notable names that have changed teams so far with the likely fantasy implications. Of course...
The 2013 NHL trade deadline is officially in the books. While we all expected trades to be rather hard to come by due to the shortened season and the crowded playoff picture, we were treated to a wealth of activity not only in the days leading up to the deadline but on deadline day itself.
The dust is still settling on many transactions, but it's never too early to try and...