Welcome to Broad Street Hockey's Trade Deadline Coverage. This is your one stop for all trades from around the NHL as the deadline quickly approaches, and how those deals impact the Philadelphia Flyers.
The general jist of our coverage will be simple. The posting of the deal, followed by some basic terms of the deal, and links to the SBN sites of the teams involved so you get can the home town flavor on the trades. Then, I will give the Philadephia perspective on the moves -- how it may affect the Flyers, in a nutshell.
This will be the one thread for out of town deals up through deadline day. It will be updated and thrown to the top of the site when a deal is made, so you don't have to go digging. The most recent trades are at the top.
On deadline day, which is Wednesday (deadline is at 3 PM) if you're unaware, I'll be here all day updating this thread with all the deals and commenting from the Flyers perspective. Most bloggers here at SBN will be joining me, and you can catch all the details in one spot, at the SBN NHL Trade Deadline Hub.
If there is a Flyers deal made, it will obviously get its own thread here and it will, of course, be looked at with a lot more detail. This is where we'll focus on the other out-of-town deals though.
It should be a fun trade deadline day. It's like Christmas for hockey fans, so ignore your work Wednesday and join us here for all the fun.
Of all the days for my internet to go out, it had to be today. But I'm back and the Flyers have yet to make a deal, so let's catch up on the other deals that have happened already today.
Toronto gets: G Olaf Kolzig, D Jamie Heward, D Andy Rogers, 4th round pick
Tampa Bay gets: D Richard Petiot
Carolina gets: Erik Cole
Edmonton gets: Patrick O'Sullivan, Ales Kotalik, Carolina 2nd Rd Pick
Los Angeles gets: Justin Williams
Buffalo gets: 2nd round pick
Anaheim gets: D James Wisniewski
Chicago gets: F Sami Pahlsson
Florida gets: D Steve Eminger
Tampa Bay gets: Noah Welch, third-round pick
Florida reaction from Litter Box Cats.
Poor Steve Eminger has been on four different teams this season - Washington, the Flyers, Tampa, and now Florida.
Anaheim gets: F Erik Christensen
Atlanta gets: prospect Eric O'Dell
Buffalo gets: F Dominic Moore
Toronto gets: second round pick
NY Rangers gets: D Derek Morris
Phoenix gets: Dmitri Kalinin, Petr Prucha and Nigel Dawes
This is the upgrade NYR needed on defense, but they stole him right out from under the Flyers. Not good for us.
NY Rangers gets: F Nik Antropov
Toronto gets: 2nd round pick and another conditional pick
A good move for the Rangers, but their real need is on defense.
2:25 PM - The Fourth Period reported this was done, but other sources are saying it may not be. Stay tuned.
Florida gets: F Chris Neil
Ottawa gets: TBD
2:19 PM - Sportsnet.ca reports that the Flyers have dropped out of the Jay Bouwmeester sweepstakes.
2:07 PM RUMOR - From ESPN.com's EJ Hradek. An Eastern Conference source says the Derek Morris chase is heating up as we tick toward the 3 pm ET deadline. The source claims the Caps, Rangers and Flyers are the main competitors for the Coyotes defenseman.
Pittsburgh gets: F Bill Guerin
NY Islanders get: Conditional Draft Pick, ranging from a fifth to a third
Considering Guerin is old and expensive, I didn't want the Flyers to touch him with a 10-foot-pole. Apparently he'll play with Crosby over there. I'm curious to see the reaction of the Pens fans to this one. They didn't give up much to get him.
Boston gets: F Mark Recchi, 2010 2nd round pick
Tampa Bay gets: D Matt Lashoff, F Martins Karsums
Adding Recchi is a great move for the Bruins. He's still scoring despite his age and he can help them out on the power play. Good for Rex to get to the playoffs again.
Calgary gets: F Olli Jokinen, 3rd round pick
Phoenix gets: Matt Lombardi, Brandon Prust, first round pick
Wow, talk about a big one. Calgary is really beefing up for the playoffs, and it should be interesting playing these guys on Thursday night. As Mirtle notes, it'll be the first time Jokinen sees playoff hockey in his career, so we'll see how that plays out.
Boston gets: D Steve Montador
Anaheim gets: F Petteri Nokelianen
Montador adds some defensive depth to the Bruins and they didn't give anything up. Good deal for them.
Buffalo gets: G Mikael Tellqvist
Phoenix gets: 2009 4th round pick
For the Flyers, this is rather big. It means that the rumored deal we reported yesterday that had Martin Biron heading to Phoenix for potentially defenseman Derek Morris is dead. Phoenix then would've flipped Biron to Buffalo to fill their goalie void. Apparently that died out, so Buffalo went about other means to fill that void in the net.
Pittsburgh gets: D Andy Wozniewski
St. Louis gets: D Danny Richmond
Just a minor deal for both teams. "Depth for depth" as Pensburgh puts it.
Calgary gets: D Jordan Leopold
Colorado gets: D Lawrence Nycohlat, D Ryan Wilson, 2009 2nd round pick
It's Leopold's second trip to the Flames in his career, and the move gives them a very solid defense corps. This won't affect the Flyers all that much besides the fact that we play the Flames tomorrow night.
Columbus gets: F Antoine Vermette
Ottawa gets: G Pascal Leclaire, 2009 2nd round pick
This doesn't really affect the Flyers... at all.
WAIVER TRANSACTIONS TODAY
Toronto gets G Martin Gerber off waivers from Ottawa
Dallas gets F Brendan Morrison off waivers from Anaheim
Deals prior to today are after the jump.
Monday, March 2
D Anssi Salmela
New Jersey gets:
D Nicklas Havelid
At first glance, this trade probably won't mean much to the Flyers. It gives Salmela, a rookie who only played 17 games this season with the Devils, a shot at playing in the NHL regularly. It's really just a depth move for New Jersey, who gets a good NHL defenseman for a young guy that wasn't on their team in the first place. Will this deal adversely affect the Flyers? Probably not.
Thursday, February 26
LW Chris Kunitz
Junior F Eric Tancredi
D Ryan Whitney
First off, according to Frank at Pensburgh, Tancredi is a Philly guy. He says he models his game off of Keith Primeau and was a Flyer fan growing up. Sorry to hear he's a Penguin now, and that's not just because of his Philly ties. He's been lighting up the OHL this season with Belleville. If that can carry over to the pros, they might have something in this kid.
But onto the guys currently playing in the NHL. Whitney has underachieved this season and the Penguins apparently have a surplus at defense with the up-and-coming Alex Goligoski. What we have to look out for here is if Kunitz is the guy to compliment Crosby's wing that Pittsburgh has shopped for all season. If he is, it could give the Pens a boost to climb into that final playoff spot.
LW Steve Begin
D Doug Janik
In Philly, we care about this deal because Montreal is right behind us in the standings. If the Flyers falter, the Habs are the next team in line. So what does this deal mean for them? Doug Janik hasn't been able to crack the Stars lineup this season. He played very few minutes when with the team and spent a lot of time in the AHL. The Habs are really just adding a depth guy in Janik, while the Stars are getting a gritty forward in Begin. If anything, Montreal probably lost something with this one.