Buy or Sell? The NHL Trade Deadline Is Upon Us, Who Will Make the Biggest Moves?
Today is already March 25th, the bullets are loaded and some GMs have already started pulling the trigger, especially Pens GM Ray Shero who has made 5 trades since the start of the season. A lot of big names have been sent to new places, such as Mike Rupp, David Steckel, Michael Ryder, Erik Cole, Tim Thomas, Simon Gagne (okay, so he actually went home to Philly), Alexei Ponikarovsky for a 2nd stint with the Devils, and more.
Which teams will make the biggest moves? Who's the biggest name to get traded? Is your team a buyer or a seller? This is your official 2013 NHL Trade Deadline live thread. Keep it right here for all the latest trades.
Here are the trades that have happened since the start of this compacted season...
Jan 21: F Jean Francois Jacques to Tampa Bay Lightning, future considerations to Florida Panthers
G Henrik Karlsson to Chicago Blackhawks, 2013 7th round pick to Calgary Flames
Jan 24: F Benn Ferriero to New York Rangers, F Chad Kolarik to Pittsburgh Penguins
Jan 31: F Casey Wellman to Washington Capitals, F Zach Hammil to Florida Panthers
F Peter LeBlanc to Washington Capitals, future considerations to Chicago Blackhawks
Feb 4: F Mike Rupp to Minnesota Wild, F Darroll Powe and F Nick Palmieri to New York Rangers
Feb 6: F Andrei Loktionov to New Jersey Devils, 2013 5th round pick to Los Angeles Kings
D Ben Lovejoy to Anaheim Ducks, 2014 5th round pick to Pittsburgh Penguins
Feb 7: G Tim Thomas to New York Islanders, conditional 2014 or 2015 2nd round pick to Boston Bruins
Feb 8: D Keaton Ellerby to Los Angeles Kings, 2013 5th round pick to Florida Panthers
Feb 13: F Eric Tangradi to Winnipeg Jets, 2013 7th round pick to Pittsburgh Penguins
F Alexei Ponikarovsky to New Jersey Devils, 2013 7th round pick and 2014 4th round pick to Winnipeg Jets
Feb 14: G Dustin Tokarski to Montreal Canadiens, G Cedrick Desjardins to Tampa Bay Lightning
Feb 25: F Mike Testwuide to Calgary Flames, F Mitch Wahl to Philadelphia Flyers
Feb 26: Simon Gagne to Philadelphia Flyers, conditional 2013 4th round pick to Los Angeles Kings
F Michael Ryder and 2013 3rd round pick to Montreal Canadiens, F Erik Cole to Dallas Stars
Feb 28: D Joe Piskula to Nashville Predators, F Brian McGrattan to Calgary Flames
Mar 4: F Mike Brown to Edmonton Oilers, 2014 4th round pick to Toronto Maple Leafs
Mar 10: F Tomas Kuballik to Winnipeg Jets, F Spencer Machacek to Columbus Blue Jackets
Mar 11: F Kyle Wilson to Anaheim Ducks, F Dan Sexton to Tampa Bay Lightning
Mar 12: F Matthew Ford to Columbus Blue Jackets, future considerations to Philadelphia Flyers
F Matt Kassian to Ottawa Senators, 2014 6th round pick to Minnesota Wild
Mar 14: D Chad Genoway to Washington Capitals, conditional 2014 7th round pick to Minnesota Wild
F Nicolas Deschamps to Washington Capitals, D Kevin Marshall to Toronto Maple Leafs
Mar 15: F David Steckel to Anaheim Ducks (stay out west, PUNK!), F Ryan Lasch and 2014 7th round pick to Toronto Maple Leafs
D T.J. Brennan to Florida Panthers, 2013 5th round pick to Buffalo Sabres
Mar 22: F Matt D'Agostini and 2015 conditional 7th round pick to New Jersey Devils, conditional 2015 4th or 5th round pick to St. Louis Blues
F Brenden Morrow (Stars captain) and 2013 3rd round pick to Pittsburgh Penguins, D Joe Morrow (no relation) and 2013 5th round pick to Dallas Stars
Mar 25: D Douglas Murray to Pittsburgh Penguins, 2013 and 2013 2nd round picks to San Jose Sharks
Keep it right here with your Q hockey hosts. Debi, Jess, and I will be keeping you up to date with all the latest rumors and trades, as well as some analysis I'm sure. Any trades that happen, we'll post it in the comments. Also, if you hear before we do, tell us yourself! Do you think your team needs to make a move? Do you like the moves they've made if they've already done so? Tell us why or why not.
This time, BK is NOT over and out, because this thread is just beginning! Bring on the deadline madness!