Just want to start a new thread for the last 40 minutes (plus) of the trade deadline … so we can have all the commentors on the same page.
It had been getting confusing.
So we’ll start here.
2:20: The Islanders’ pick from Pittsburgh could go as high as a third-rounder if the Penguins survive the first round of the playoffs.
2:23: RDS is reporting Chris Neil to the Panthers.
2:28: Don’t know if we included this earlier … Boston also gets a second-round 2010 pick in the Recchi deal.
2:35: NHL Live reporting that Keith Tkachuk was called off the ice briefly during practice in St. Louis today. Earlier, around 1:30 Eastern time, the Sporting News reported that Tkachuk had not yet been asked to waive his no-trade clause. So it’s possible he was called off the ice to be asked if he’d accept a particular trade, or a trade in general. That’s speculation. He may have had to go to the bathroom.
2:46: Reports are that Derek Morris has been dealt. To Rangers? We don’t know.
2:47: Reports: Philly trades Scottie Upshall and a second-round pick for agitator Daniel Carcillo.
2:49: RANGERS GET NIK ANTROPOV FROM TORONTO. MORE LATER.
2:51: Reportedly, a second-rounder and a conditional pick to Toronto for Antropov.
3:02: Rangers reportedly got Derek Morris from Phoenix.
3:06: Rangers gave up Prucha, Dawes and Kalinin.
SORRY FOR THE TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES. WE MAY HAVE BEEN OVERLOADED WITH HITS WHEN THESE TRADES WENT DOWN.
I’m going on conference call with Sather now. I may be able to post live. May not. Having technical difficulties. To view the final few trades of the day, click here.