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Lace 'em up. Time for the Morning Skate.
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DEADLINE DAY IS UPON US
And you might think it'll be boring. I can see why: 14 (!) trades went down since the last time you and I met in your inbox. Many of the names involved were big, like Andrew Ladd and Eric Staal.
But so much is still up in the air. Will Loui Eriksson figure out a contract with the Bruins or get dealt to a contender like St. Louis? Where will Coyotes winger Mikkel Boedker land?
And never discount the unknown. The craziest, most out of left field deals usually come together in the waning hours of trade deadline day. So buckle up. The speculation will be wild and unfettered.
EVERY TRADE YOU MISSED THIS WEEKEND
- Let's start with the big names and work down from there. The biggest one had to be Eric Staal, the long-time Hurricanes captain that got traded to the Rangers on Sunday.
- On Friday, the Blackhawks began their trade frenzy by trading for Winnipeg Jets captain Andrew Ladd.
- The Penguins snatched up failed Oilers defenseman Justin Schultz.
- James Reimer was freed from the grasp of mediocrity in Toronto!
- The Panthers should be quiet on deadline day considering how they traded for three guys from three teams in the span of an hour on Saturday.
- Chicago made a swap of veteran defenseman with the Kings.
WHO'S ON THE MOVE TODAY?
- Mikkel Boedker is certainly on the move today. Perhaps to the Islanders?
- The Lightning are reportedly close to dealing Jonathan Drouin. Ottawa might still be the frontrunner.
- The Islanders are also in on Leafs forward P.A. Parenteau.
- If the Oilers blow up their core, Jordan Eberle to the Habs makes sense.
- You can keep track of every trade today right here!
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- The Blackhawks and Capitals gave us a (likely) Stanley Cup Final preview, and Chicago came out on top.
- Corey Perry hat tricked the Kings.
- Minnesota may have saved their season with a win on Sunday.
- Everything about their win yesterday was exactly what the Blues needed.
- San Jose needed a late comeback to down the Canucks.