Cornwall ON – It’s trade deadline day and so far LA has landed the biggest fish acquiring Dustin Penner from Edmonton for a 1st, a 3rd, and Colten Teubert, the Kings 2008 1st Round Draft pick.
Ottawa got rid of Chris Campoli for a 7th and few hockey pucks, and Florida has been busy clearing house too sending away Dennis Wideman for a 3rd and Jake Hauswirth; and Radak Dvorak and a 5th for Niclas Bergfors and Patrick Rissmiller.
Phoenix shook things up sending Scottie Upshall and Sami Lepisto to Columbus for Rostislav Klesla and Dane Byers.
St. Louis gets a 3rd from Anaheim for Brad Winchester. Leafs send John Mitchell to the Rangers… Kudos to Jim Rutherford for actually finding someone to take Sergei Samsonov off his hands; in this case acquiring Bryan Allen from Florida.
Biggest surprise is that Brad Richards stays with the Stars meaning the team most likely will not get a return for their concussed Star. The Rangers were expected to acquire Richards today.
Vancouver grabs Chris Higgins for a 3rd + and then reunites Higgins with former team mate Maxim Lapierre who’s picked up from Anaheim for Joel Perrault and a 3rd. Calgary grabs Frederik Modin.. more to come.
Jason Arnott looks to be a Washington Capital with New Jersey getting a 2nd and David Steckel… Montreal so far and it’s looking to be about it grabbed a journeyman back up goalie from Atlanta, Drew MacIntyre for defenceman Brett Festerling.
Boston picked up goalie Anton Khudobin from Minnesota for D man Jeff Penner & forward Mikko Lehtonen.
Montreal is quiet so far, but we’ll be UPDATING UNTIL DEADLINE!