Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Trade Deadline: 8:00AM

*-> The New York Islanders were pushing Jaroslav Halak pretty hard yesterday and were sitting on a few offers. It'll be interesting to see today if the interest keeps up and if Halak gets dealt.  The Bruins and the Oilers were two of the rumored teams but I wouldn't be surprised if the Flames took a look as well.

*-> The sense around the league is Montreal isn't done yet. Their carrying 8 defensemen and have still yet to address their major concern...their lack of offense.  This is their window and I wouldn't be surprised if they went all in after the acquisitions of Steve Ott, Jordie Benn and Brandon Davidson.  A cheap addition to the wing could potentially separate them from the rest in the Atlantic.

*-> Speaking of the Atlantic Division Florida needs to do something quick. the rest of the Atlantic division is stocking up and their on the outside looking in still. Dale Tallon isn't afraid to make a deadline move and has already stated he'd rather be adding than subtracting.

*-> Detroit will continue to sell today, Vanek doesn't appear to be keen to stay in Detroit next season and with him being the last UFA that brings him a return he's prime to be moved. Many are wondering if the Wings would be willing to move Gustav Nyqvist or Tomas Tatar for an inflated price to kick off a rebuild.

*-> With Winnipeg losing last night it doesn't look hopeful with them being 5 points out.  Will they move some bodies out and focus on next year or will they try to make an addition to help catch up.  They'd love to move the often injured Drew Stafford for anything they can get regardless. Ondrej Pavelec is another guy to keep an eye on. He's clearly out the door next season and many teams could use a decent backup.

*-> The St. Louis Blues after losing defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk need to do something to give the fans some hope. The budget doesn't call for anything major but any kind of addition would show their not ready to surrender their wildcard spot.

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