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PHT Morning Skate: Trade deadline day edition

Nikolai Khabibulin

PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

Nikolai Khabibulin might get to make his first start in Winnipeg since the mid-90s... If he’s not traded before tonight’s game. (Winnipeg Sun)

The Predators will be busy today looking for the right deal to help them fight through the Western Conference playoffs. (Tennessean)

Meanwhile, the St. Louis Blues aren’t looking to make any big splashes today. (Post-Dispatch)

The Winnipeg Jets might want to mix things up today, but they’re a bit short on marketable players to deal. (Winnipeg Sun)

The Ducks aren’t looking to make any big deals. What a marked contrast that is to where they were a few months ago, eh? (OC Register)

Likewise, the Tampa Bay Lightning are probably done dealing as well. (Tampa Tribune)

The Buffalo Sabres might be mixing things up today, just like they always do on deadline day. (Buffalo News)

Should the Toronto Maple Leafs be sellers today? James Mirtle thinks they should be with their goalies. (The Globe And Mail)

Meanwhile, David Shoalts knows that Rick Nash is getting traded either today or this summer. (The Globe And Mail)

In non-trade news: Johnny Boychuk is still feeling foggy after getting trucked by Chris Neil the other night. (

Peter Chiarelli, meanwhile, is hoping that he can close out on the deals he’s working on. (Boston Globe)