Trade Deadline Day Live Blog
Okay everybody here we go. Shoutout to Snash for being good at his job and covering that Petry trade while I was still sleeping. Thought I would be safe to sleep in because I really didn’t think I could count on MacT to do anything so quickly.
This is the first time I’ve used the new website and if I’m being honest I have no idea what I’m doing so let’s get it going.
What We Missed
Boston Bruins acquire Brett Connolly from Tampa Bay in exchange for two 2nd round picks (2015&2016). That is a steeep price to pay for a guy with a whopping total of 32 career NHL points. I can smell Peter Chairelli’s ass cooking on the hot seat all the way from Boston right now.
Tampy Bay Lightning acquire Braydon Coburn from Philadelphia in exchange for Radko Gudas, 1st round pick, and a 3rd round pick (2015&2015). Like this trade for Tampa. Like it even more because I have 20 bones riding on the Bolts to win the cup this year at 16/1. Show me the money Stevie Y! Show me the money!
Montreal Canadiens acquire Jeff Petry from Edmonton in exchange for a 2nd round pick, and a conditional 5th round pick (2015&2015). There goes our best defenseman! Good times in Edmonton.
Montreal Canadiens acquire Brian Flynn from Buffalo in exchange for a 5th round pick (2016). Blockbuster city! Brian Flynn = Stanley Cup. Facts only.
St. Louis Blues acquire Zbynek Michalek from Arizona in exchange for Maxim Letunov(???). Nice to see the Blues are really loading up for their first round exit this year.
Come on Montreal lets get Jordan Eberle from the Oilers. Eller and Fucale #TradeCentre
— Mike V (@CanadiensCP31) March 2, 2015
Scorching hot take here. Consider me on board. Trade our first line right winger for a third line centreman and a goalie with a career .897 save percentage in junior. Yep that’s the stuff. Get on it MacT.
San Jose Sharks acquire Ben Smith from Chicago for Andrew Desjardins. Trading James Sheppard and Andrews Desjardins on back to back days? Looks like Doug Wilson isn’t afraid to make some bold moves.
Detroit Red Wings acquire Marek Zidlicky from New Jersy for a 3rd round pick (2016). Looks to me like Ken Holland is loading up for a run. Will the Red Wings save Detroit??
New York Islanders acquire Tyler Kennedy from San Jose in return for a conditional 3rd round pick (2016). Looks like the rebuild is in full swing in San Jose!!
— Gene Principe (@GenePrincipe) March 2, 2015
Pittsburgh Penguins acquire Ian Cole from St. Louis in exchange fro Robert Bortuzzo and a 7th round pick (2016). This one is interesting. Am I imagining things or is Ian Cole not a much better player than Robert Bortuzzo? One step forward two steps back for the Blues.
Colorado Avalanche acquire Freddie Hamilton from San Jose in exchange for Karl Stollery. Everything is happening now!!!
New York Islanders acquire Michal Neuvirth from Buffalo in exchange for Chad Johnson and a 3rd round pick (2016). HAHAHA Buffalo, Tank City, USA. Wow. A goaltending rotation of Anders Lindback and Chad Johnson is the most obvious tank job in the history of tank jobs. Touche, Buffalo.
Vancouver Canucks acquire Cory Conacher from the New York Islanders in exchange for Dustin Jeffrey. Cory Conacher? Guy’s a bum.
Minnesota Wild acquire Jordan Leopold from Columbus in exchange for Justin Falk and a 5th round pick (2015). Minnestoa loading up on some defensive depth. They could actually be ready to do a little damage in the playoffs this year if Duby stays on his heater.
Arizona acquired goalie David Leggio from the Islanders for something?? This is the guy who tossed the net on the 2-on-0. Love this dude.
St. Louis acquires Olli Jokinen from Toronto in exchange for a late round draft pick. Thank God Olli cut his mullet. Thank God.
Montreal Canadiens acquire Torey Mitchell from Buffalo in exchange for a pick and a prospect. Don’t know what Montreal gave up here but they’re definitely loading up for a run.
Minnestoa Wild acquire Chris Stewart from Buffalo for a 2nd round pick (2017). Buffalo might not win another game this year.
Pittsburgh Penguins acquire Ben Lovejoy from Anaheim in exchange for Simon Despres. Pittsburgh grabbing a guy they unloaded to Anaheim just a couple years ago.
Vancouver Canucks acquire Sven Baertschi from Calgary in exchange for a 2nd round pick. Sven Baertschi? Bum.
Anaheim Ducks acquire James Wisniewski from Columbus in exchange for Rene Bourque, William Karlson and a 2nd round pick. Finally something decently big. Good trade by the Ducks here. Wiz is still a very solid defenseman. Anaheim loading up big time.
Boston Bruins acquire Max Talbot from Colorado in exchange for Jordan Caron. Boston needs anything they can get right now just to get in the playoffs. Don’t hate the trade. Jordan Caron is a fringe NHLer at best so far in his career.
Craig MacTavish is doing his post deadline interview: “Light at the end of the tunnel blah blah blahhh, visually things are better blaaaaahhh.” – MacT
Anaheim Ducks acquire Korbinian Holzer from Toronto for Eric Brewer and a 5th round pick. Bob Murray getting more defensive depth. Hopefully their goaltending will hold up otherwise this is all for nothing.
MacT just said Nikita Nikitin is a top 4 NHL defenseman…
Shoutout to all the GM’s for making this deadline another bust! Thanks for following along.