...who to leave in and who to leave out on NHL Trade Deadline Day.
But back home and on to the news, which we'll update here and at twitter.com/stevezipay as it occurs.
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Now Whitney pulled back into fold....Carolina on my mind...Corvo anyone?
Milan Jurcina off the board....back to D.C....Sounds like Stempniak going somwhere....Buffalo guy, former Dartmouth captain, 27 G for Blues in 06-07, never really lived up to offensive hype
Notables out there as the clock ticks down: Kaberle, Pavol Demitra, Andrew Cogliano, Mr. Whitney, Horton, Tanguay, Park, Jurcina, Svatos, Foster, Wisniewski, Exelby, Souray, Biron & Roloson (who probably are staying)...
Sabres grab BJs Raffi Torres for Nathan Paetsch and a 2nd round pick.
Tete a tete at top of the East: Pens' moves of Ponikarovsky (who I'm told may not be available to play against NYR tomorrow night) and Leopold countered today by Caps adding grinders Walker and Belanger. Philly, Hawks out west, still need goalies.
Way down below, you'll see my early mention of Jeff Halpern goin somehwere today. It's L.A., where the vet will help....Biggest surprise (and winner) of day so far: Don Maloney's Yotes are gunning for playoffs: They added Morris and Wolski. Not too shabby...
With the big club today is Mark Herrmann, who reports that D Michael Del Zotto (chest gash) will play against Pittsburgh tomorrow. Corey Potter returned to Hartford. Marian Gaborik did not skate, as expected.
1st reported deal for NYR is minor one: Acquire C Kris Newbury from WIngs for Hartford's Jordan Owens. Newbury, 28, is 5-10, 200, scored in bunches in juniors. Eh....
Most intruiging swap of the day so far: Yotes' Peter Mueller & Kevin Porter to Avs for Wojtek Wolski. I like all three.
Enver Lisin and Aaron Voros (again) clear waivers
Boston lands Dennis Seidenberg and Matt Bartkowski from Panthers for Craig Weller, Byron Bitz and a 2nd round pick. Always liked Seidenberg, a Jersey surfer dude.
D Derek Morris back to the desert as B's accept a 4th rounder in 2011...TSN reports D Martin Skoula to Devs...Hearing Rangers kicking tires in Florida, Edmonton and perhaps Colorado and Tampa...Someone's gonna get Alex Tanguay and Jeff Halpern, no?...
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Love the gig at customs in Ottawa BTW.
Me, I think I'm smart and drive to airport kinda on the edge of my sleep frontier (4-something AM), scoot thru security and ta-da: Customs ain't open till 5 a.m.
Line already winding around. And all this after a full-body scan?