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Monday, February 27, 2012

2012 NHL Trade Deadline Live Blog

 It's the first annual Case and Point NHL Trade Deadline Live Blog!



Now this is done with no intention of anything actually happening.  As it stands, most of the days trades have probably already been done.  For a recap of what's happened, head over to TSN's Trade Tracker.  However, we will be live at a party to track the deadline.

Follow along to see what happens as it happens.  From every brew, all slices of pie, and each trade.  Reactions, opinions, and random thoughts in the throws of boredom!  Follow it all here!

And here... we... go...

9:00AM
Post is posted, Malkin jersey is on.  We're off to the party.  I'm off into the depths of Pittsburgh, PA and you're following along.  Let's have some fun.

9:25AM
Stopping for breakfast at McDonalds. First trade of the day, Egg McMuffin meal for cash considerations.

9:27AM
After careful negotiations both sides have altered the deal. Sausage McMuffin coming my way instead. Cash difference is marginal.

9:50AM
I HAVE DUNKIN DONUTS Y'ALL!

10:00AM
Five hours left. Still think I'll drink more beer than there will be actual trades.

10:07AM
The TradeBreakers have to have the worst job today. Or best. Really not sure. But they have a job so its a one up on me.

10:09AM
ODUYA?!

10:10AM
First experience with Duthie's sound board. That must stop.

10:19AM
First P90X commercial. Took long enough.

10:20AM
First Alyonka sighting. Putting it on mute so I can really enjoy it.

10:26AM
THAT'S NOT JACK JOHNSON

10:27AM
Wait, yeah that is.

10:30AM
Second Music Bullet commercial.

10:31AM
I predict more Music Bullet appearances than actual trades.

10:32AM
FIRST TRADE! Andrei Kostitsyn to Nashville to play with his brother from Montreal. Yay! Something happened!

10:39AM
Please get Pierre McGuire off of my TV.

10:41AM
Random thought: Has anyone in Vancouver coined the term "Twinsanity" for the Sedins?

10:45AM
Montreal gets a 2nd rounder in 2013 from Nashville and a conditional 3rd.

10:51AM
Rumors of another trade eh? LEGGO!

10:52AM
Rick Nash on the ice. Not shocked that he won't be traded. He always seemed like he wanted to stay in Columbus.

11:00AM
Beer and trade count now even.

11:04AM
Jay Feaster? Hardly know her! AMIRITE EVERYONE C'MON!

11:11AM
The thought that Garth Snow is an NHL GM still amuses me.

11:19AM
Pizza is ordered. This excites me beyond words.

11:20AM
Jay Feaster has an impressive necks.

11:22AM
Mikka Kiprusoff is like 80 years old, right?

11:23AM
He's 35. Same thing.

11:26AM
McGuire makes me want to burn things.

11:30AM
Beer count now exceeding trade count by one.

11:33AM
Alyonka back on the TV.

11:34AM
And she's gone.

11:38AM
PIZZA IS HERE!

11:45AM
Still no more trades. So... yep.

11:50AM
And... I'm bored.

12:00PM
PIERRE MAKES ME STABBY GET HIM OFF OF THE TV.

12:06PM
Grant Clitsome claimed by Winnipeg off of waivers. Count it? Eh, half.

12:10PM
Great interview of Brian Burke. "That's really none of your business.". Followed by three straight "No." answers.

12:15PM
Related to Brian Burke: Truculent.

12:17PM
Steve Ott dropped that he "loved" playing in Dallas. Hmm...

12:33PM
PIERRE RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGE

12:35PM
Beers now outnumbering trades 3:1

12:37PM
LeBrun says the Islanders are shopping Al Montoya. He hasn't been the same since his cousin was gunned down in a Miami drug raid.

12:38PM
That's a Scarface joke, by the way.

12:45PM
Mike Commodore to the Lightning for a conditional 7th rounder to Detroit. Sigh.

12:49PM
PLEASE TAKE THE SOUND BOARD FROM DUTHIE

12:50PM
MyZone Headphones: Helping you become the most neglectful parent and spouse you can possibly be.

12:54PM
I've been told that if I marry Alyonka Larionov the honeymoon will be paid for. Ball's in your court, Alyonka.

12:57PM
"We have a trade to announce" AND NHL NETWORK CUTS AWAY DHDJSKDNDJDJDNSJDBDNXJDKDNDJD

12:59PM
It's Tom Gilbert to Minnesota for Nick Schultz who heads to Edmonton.

1:05PM
Ken Holland looks like he's melting.

1:06PM
The beers now outnumber trades 4:3

1:15PM
Bryan Allen off of the block, Spacek on it in Carolina. The hopes of Pens fans have been dashed.

1:17PM
PIERRE FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

1:30PM
We all know that Rick Nash isn't going anywhere. NEXT.

1:35PM
Pierre :( :( :( :(

1:38PM
Keith Aulie to the Lightning from the Leafs for don't know but its something. Beer and trades are tied.

1:40PM
It's for Carter Ashton. AHL trade. Some good young players switching teams. Okay then.

1:42PM
PIERRE AGAIN NOOOOOOO

1:51PM
Sharks close to Daniel Winnik according to TSN. Things heating up? God, I hope so.

1:58PM
Daniel Winnik to Sharks from Colorado done, going with TJ Galiardi. No word on what's going back. Happy for a trade, sad it means more Pierre.

2:00PM
Hour to go. Brian Lee to Tampa. Tampa stacking up on D. Odd.

2:03PM
Sami Pahlsson to Vancouver. Decent trade, shores up their bottom lines and makes then sturdier. No word on what's going back to Columbus.

2:04PM
Also TSN says Nash now 50% to be traded. Still don't see it.

2:05PM
Matt Gilroy heading to Ottawa. Jamie McGinn and prospects going to Colorado in their respective deals.

2:08PM
Johnny Oduya off to Chicago. The acquisition of Clitsome made him expendable, made sense. Smart move for Blackhawks, who had fewer Ds than a honor roll student.

2:17PM
2nd and a 3rd for Oduya. Two 4th for Pahlsson. There's your update.

2:23PM
Rangers really pressing Columbus on Nash. Man.

2:25PM
Alyonka!

2:30PM
Half an hour to go.

2:35PM
Hope fading for anyone who wants Rick Nash. As I've continually said, seems like a player who wants to stay.

2:36PM
NHL Network Trade Update still talking about the first trade of the day...

2:41PM
Oduya?

2:45PM
15 minute warning!

2:49PM
Craig Patrick is involved in the Nash trade negotiations? Time to gobble together our three worst prospects and make it happen, Shero!

2:53PM
McGuire... :'(

2:55PM
Five minutes left!

2:57PM
Brian Rolston to the Bruins.

2:58PM
TWO MINUTE WARNING

3:00PM
TIMES UP!

3:01PM
Paul Gaustad to the Predators from Buffalo. Mike Mottau going to Boston from the Islanders. Gaustad was going for a 1st. but no idea what Nashville paid. They want to make a run, especially after last season.

3:05PM
Columbus confirms that Nash is not being moved today.

3:08PM
Derek Roy not moved. I'm sleepy.

3:10PM
Greg Zanon sent to Boston from Minnesota. Boston loading up. Amazing how such a stacked team can have the room to get better. Fantastic Cap management by their GM.

3:18PM
PIERRE KILL IT WITH FIRE!!!!

3:19PM
Rangers acquire tough guy John Scott from the Blackhawks. Vancouver with a trade coming.

3:20PM
Pens didnt so anything. Didn't expect them to. Perfectly fine with that.

3:23PM
Predators send 1st and 4th to Buffalo for Gaustad.

3:24PM
How do the Capitals justify not making a single move?

3:25PM
Leafs and Ducks make a minor league deal. What ever.

3:33PM
Zach Kassian going from Buffalo to Vancouver in what is expected to be a larger trade. Interesting...

3:36PM
Cody Hodgson going the other way, at least, for Zach Kassian. May be more. Really young and talented players. Wow.

3:42PM
Full trade announced! Hodgson and Alexander Sulzer to the Sabres for Kassian and Marc-Andre Gragnani. Big, solid youth movement from the two teams. No doubt the biggest trade of the day.

3:50PM
Correction earlier, the Gaustad deal has Gaustad and a 4th going to Nashville, with the 1st going to Buffalo.

3:55PM
That looks to be about it. Official counter: 14 trades, 6 beers.

3:58PM
SPOKE TOO SOON! Canucks grab Andrew Gordon from the Ducks for a minor leaguer!

4:05PM
And that will do it for the first annual NHL Trade Deadline live blog. I may never do this again. I need a nap. Thanks for reading.
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1 comment:

  1. How many beers did you drink Nick?

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