Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Trade Deadline 2014: Tick, Tock, you're on the Clock -- Segment Three

Noon  - 2 PM ET
9 AM - 11 AM PT

The first trade of the day under their belts, Sportsnet and TSN look to the next three hours for some wheeling and dealing to come.

While we wait for the deal makers and deal breakers to be reviewed, a word from the waiver wire, where Sportsnet reviews the travels of Cory Conacher, claimed by Buffalo while all the trade speculation of the day boils up.

James Duthie enters the Lions den, with an interview with Brian Burke, who outlines that nothing is percolating in Calgary at this moment. And while Burke suggests that somewhere today the TSN panel will have something to discuss, but as for Calgary "he's not rushing to answer the telephone right now"

Gord Miller opens up discussion with the Trade Breakers, asking who is coming off the trading block, with Pierre Le Brun advising that you can scratch Chris Phillips off the list of those that could move, Ottawa signing him to an extension,  removing any speculation that they would move him from the only team he's ever known in the NHL.

TSN's Trade Breakers panel looks at where the goal scorers may land by the time all is said and done, with Edmonton looking to send Ales Hemsky to the Senators.

Sportsnet has picked up the theme of Hemsky to Ottawa, suggesting that for the most part the trade would be a rental by the Senators, one that they hope will provide a boost for Jason Spezza's output. The panel weighs in that the problems in Ottawa are more along the lines of keeping the puck out of the net and that they should be looking for a defenseman.

12:20 PM ET/9:20 AM PT
The second trade of the day gains confirmation from Sportsent, that of Alex Hemsky shifting to the east and joining the Senators in exchange for draft picks. (NHL Trade Alert)

Sportsnet after reviewing some of the aspects of the Senators - Oilers deal return to the speculation on the fate of Tim Thomas in Florida, floating the prospect that a deal may be in the works that would see Thomas heading towards the Dallas Stars.

TSN floats the prospect of a deal percolating between the Sabres and the Kings. Brayden McNabb the Buffalo name in play for two prospects.

TSN also sends alarm bells a ringing in Montreal, with word that the Habs have acquired Devan Dubnyk from Nashville, an insurance policy it would appear and an indication that Carey Price's injury may keep him out of action longer than originally anticipated.

12:45 AM ET/9:45 PT
TSN expresses confidence that Brayden McNabb is on the move to Los Angeles along with Jonathan Parker, with the Kings also receiving a pair of second round picks heading to Buffalo is Hudson Fasching, along with Nick Deslauriers. (NHL Trade Alert)

12:50 PM ET / 9:50 AM PT
Red Alert, Red Alert Montreal, TSN again with certainty reports that Devan Dubnyk has been picked up by the Montreal Canadiens, raising concerns over the injury status of Carey Price,  the Predators will receive future considerations in return. (NHL Trade Alert)

Into the final two hours we go, with the TSN group looking (hoping) that some of the fast paced trade calls are set to take place.

Sportsnet  offers up the trade day by collectibles, an interesting take on the day's developments as they share some photos provided by their audience.

Borrowing from Jimmy Kimmel, Sportsnet reviews some of the Mean tweets they have received of late. Looking to add to the volume of angry tweets, Sportsnet returns to their  Strategy Room panel with PJ Stock ready to provide the incentive for viewers to take to twitter.

From the Strategy room a couple of quick hits first to Edmonton and an interview with Ales Hemsky who shares his thoughts on leaving Edmonton, then they make contact with Devan Dubnyk who still is trying to process his latest destination of Montreal.

1:20 PM ET / 10:20 AM PT
TSN decides to declare the Marian Gabork trade to Los Angeles as complete, Sportsnet also quick to relay the terms with Matt Frattin and two conditional picks the cost for the Kings for their acquisition. A bit of discussion follows on how he will fit in with Darryl Sutter's plans and where he may find himself as part of the Kings lineup. (NHL Trade Alert)

With word of the Gabork trade complete, TSN grabs a few moments with Ales Hemsky who reflects on his time in Edmonton and what may be ahead with Ottawa.

TSN seeks out some thoughts from Detroit's Ken Holland, who outlines that the draft day dynamics for the Red Wings could change once they learn more about the injury status of Darren Helm who was injured in Tuesday night's game. Holland indicates that they have playoff ambitions and that some of their injured players may return in time for after the first round.

Sportsnet checks in with Denis Potvin, who reviews the pick up of Hemsky and how it may finally give Paul MacLean two key lines to generate offence for the stretch drive.

1:45 PM ET / 10:45 AM PT
Sportsnet reports that Pittsburgh has picked up Marcel Goc in exchange for two draft picks heading towards Florida. A move that adds a bit more offence to the Penguins attack and should start up some conversations on what the Flyers may do to match it. Sportsnet was quick to get Goc on the phone to get some feedback from him on the shift to Pennsylvania (NHL Trade Alert)

1:50 PM / 9:50 AM PT
TSN delivers word of a trade between New Jersey and Carolina, and no, Martin Brodeur is not on the move. Instead, Tuomo Ruutu joins the Devils, with Andrei Lokitonov Carolina bound with the Hurricanes also picking up a conditional 3rd round pick in 2017. (NHL Trade Alert)

As TSN tries to recreate Ellen DeGeneres's moment from the Oscars, we click over to Sportsnet where they are wrapping up their discussion on the Ruutu move and then turn their attention towards the Canucks and what plans Mike Gillis may have for the final hour of the deadline

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