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Pro Hockey Talk’s Trade Deadline Extravaganza

The deadline has come and passed, and overall it was a relatively quiet day. Here’s a rundown of all of the news and rumors from the day. We’ll be bringing you comprehensive opinion and analysis of all these moves throughout the afternoon.

4:07 p.m. - Here’s another that’s just gone down. The Hurricanes have traded Stephane Yelle and Harrison Reed to Colorado, in exchange for Cedric Lalonde-McNicoll and a 6th round pick.

3:45 p.m. - Here’s the rundown of the trades that have come across the past 30 minutes:

Dustin Boyd to Nashville; 4th round pick to Calgary
Chris Peluso to Toronto; 6th round pick to Pittsburgh
Ryan Whitney to Edmonton; Lubomir Visnovsky to Anaheim (!!!!)
Joey MacDonald to Anaheim; 7th round pick (2011) to Toronto

We’ll have more on these trades and more throughout the afternoon. Stay with us.

3:10 p.m. - The LA Kings continue to bolster their team for a playoff run by acquiring Fredrik Modin from the Columbus Blue Jackets.

3:08 p.m. - Washington receives Joe Corvo from Carolina for Brian Pothier and Oskar Osala. OK, now that’s a pretty big trade (thankfully).

3:00 p.m. - The deadline is upon us! Of course, that doesn’t mean there won’t be more deals announced, though. Stay tuned.

Earlier news and original post after the jump...

We’re still settling into our new digs here at PHT; in fact the boxes aren’t even unpacked yet and I’ve been sleeping on a mattress on the floor. But trade deadline day is here and we’ll be giving you all the news and semi-grounded rumors we can find.

Here’s the plan: all throughout the day this thread will update with any trades or major rumors that come across the wire. We’ll link to our more in depth analysis and takes on the rumors below, but this thread will stick to the top of the page and will be constantly updated.

So if you’re at work: open up another window with a spreadsheet or work email in it, and be sure to keep checking back here throughout the day. We’re certainly not encouraging anyone not to work....but we all know that hockey fans will not be very productive today anyway.

We’ll also be keeping up with all the news on Twitter. You can follow Pro Hockey Talk by going here, and I’ll guarantee it’s going to be a busy feed today. At least I hope. I’m still getting the whole “tweeting” thing down.

Let’s have some fun.

2:56 p.m. - TSN is claiming that Dan Hamhuis will remain a member of the Nashville Predators. Fair enough.

2:54 p.m. - Word is that Sheldon Souray will miss the rest of the season with an infected hand. (Resists making tasteless jokes about his messy divorce.)

2:53 p.m. - No word on the team “lucky” enough to receive him, but the Toronto Maple Leafs have unloaded Lee Stempniak. Update: apparently that team is the Phoenix Coyotes. Toronto receives a fourth and seventh round pick for Stempniak.

2:52 p.m. - TSN reports that Milan Jurcina has been traded back to the Washington Capitals. Update: Bob McKenzie reports that Jurcina was diagnosed with a sports hernia. Hmmm.

2:41 p.m. - Bob McKenzie just Tweeted that the Atlanta Thrashers sent their third and fourth round picks to Buffalo for Clarke McArthur? Huh? Where’s the second rounder?

2:32 p.m. - The Buffalo Sabres added some grit in Raffi Torres. They sent a (clicks “paste”) second round pick and D Nathan Paetsch. Is it even a heavy price to pay when everyone but Scott Walker is basically going for a second round pick? GMs sure are a bunch of conformists.

(Apparently, Torres is going to be Toronto bound next off-season. Read more about that strange situation.)

2: 20 p.m. - I know that Curtis McElhinney and Vesa Toskala have traded places, but we have yet to see a major trade involving a major goaltender. More on that here.

2:00 p.m. - With the Kaberle talks heating up (ugh, so tired of it already) I opine on the topic here.

1:47 p.m. - The Washington Capitals acquired Eric Belanger from the Minnesota Wild for (wait for it) a second round draft pick. This ads to what’s becoming a sizable pool of character guys for the Caps.

1:38 p.m. - Remember how I was talking how it seemed that Tomas Kaberle was not interested in waiving his NTC. Well, now it seems that he and Brian Burke have a ‘deal’ where he’ll consider deals that come across. I have this strange sense of deja vu.

1:34 p.m.- The Tampa Bay Lightning sent Jeff Halpern to the Los Angeles Kings. The Kings have sent Teddy Purcell and a third-round draft pick to Tampa Bay.

1:22 p.m.- Well, it was quiet for a bit but we have another trade. The Canucks have sent defenseman Mathieu Schneider to the Phoenix Coyotes. Boy...I’m writing Phoenix a lot today. Details to come.

12:50 p.m. - We wonder what exactly the point was regarding the Aaron Ward trade. Obviously salary and the need for depth....but Ward to Anaheim was a bit anticlimactic.

12:43 p.m. - It’s official. Peter Mueller has been traded with Kevin Porter from the Phoenix Coyotes to the Colorado Avalanche for Wojtek Wolski. That’s a nice find for the Coyotes, since both players seem to register a lot of the same attitude-type complaints while Wolski has actually made good on some of his promise.

12:35 p.m. - Now we’re talking...Vancover has aqcuired Yan Statsny from St. Louis in exchange for Cedric Labrie. Things are starting to heat up.

12:30 p.m. - Mueller to Colorado or Mueller to Atlanta. RDS is reporting that Peter Mueller has been traded to the Atlanta Thrashers, while TSN is saying a deal is in the works for Phoenix to send him to Colorado in exchange for Wojtek Wolski. We’ll keep you updated.

12:28 p.m. - TSN just announced that Scott Walker was traded from Carolina to Washington for a seventh round pick. No word on a three-team trade in which Walker’s fist is sent to Aaron Ward’s face. Further analysis here.

12:06 p.m. - Breaking into all the trade talk here, but you can catch a replay of the Gold Medal Game between Canada and USA on Universal Sports. Details here.
12:00 p.m. - Florida dealt Dennis Seidenberg and Matthew Bartkowski to Boston for a second round draft pick, Byron Bitz and Craig Weller. So, essentially, the Bruins swapped Derek Morris and a second round pick for Dennis Seidenberg. Solid move in Beantown.

11:44 a.m. - Aaron Ward has been traded to the Anaheim Ducks, in exchange for goaltender Justin Pogge and a draft pick, could be a fourth or so. We’ll see.

11:36 a.m. - Just as I was publishing a post on how quiet today has been, Seidenberg gets traded to the Bruins. Not a HUGE move, mind you, but at least there was more to it than draft picks. Well sort of; Byron Blitz is part of the trade as well.

11:30 a.m. - Looks like the Morris trade to Phoenix was certainly with another move already in the works. TSN reporting that Florida has traded Dennis Seidenberg to Boston.

11:14 a.m. - Just saw a tweet by someone who is very serious about what they do, confirming that Florida wants Jeff Carter. Thanks for the info...see my update from an hour ago.
10:54 a.m. - guru Mike Dilorenzo is saying that Martin Skoula is headed to the New Jersey Devils. He was just traded yesterday to Toronto as part of the Alexei Ponikarovsky deal. Hope he didn’t unpack.

10: 51 a.m. -
Morris traded to Phoenix, Boston set up for another move later today.

10:35 a.m. - Details on the trade - Derek Morris is traded to the Phoenix Coyotes, Boston gets 2011 fourth round draft pick. Yep, can you say “salary dump for another trade today?”

10:30 a.m. - It appears that the asking price for Raffi Torres of the Blue Jackets is a first round pick, or at least a top prospect. That’s a steep, steep price for a 30 point scorer, who’s just a rental.

10:25 a.m. - We may have our first trade of the day. Derek Morris may be headed back to Phoenix; he was going to be a UFA this summer for Boston. Waiting on details.

10: 17 a.m. - Well now....Washington interested in Ray Whitney? Interesting, since I just heard Carolina might not trade him, since no one would accept their price.

10:10 a.m. - According to Darren Dreger, Sheldon Souray has ‘softened’ a bit on the team’s he’d be willing to accept a trade to.

10:03 a.m. - It looks like Tomas Vokoun to Philadelphia is in the works, and that Jeff Carter is the target for Florida. Not exactly a salary dump for Panthers; Carter is owed $5 million next season.

9:58 a.m. -
Tomas Vokoun has apparently agreed to waive his NTC for small number of teams.

9:41 a.m. - Florida Panthers are definitely sellers. Dennis Seidenberg will be first to go, Tomas Vokoun is almost certainly on the trading block as well.

9:22 a.m. - Well, this is a bit surprising. Scotty Bowman tells FAN that Chicago is not in the market for a goaltender.

9:15 a.m. - Tomas Kaberle rumors are still out there, but he’s not budging on his wish to stay with Toronto. We wonder....why?