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24 Trades Made Today
NEW YORK (March 2, 2015) -- NHL clubs made 24 trades involving 43 players today prior to the 3 p.m., ET, trade deadline. Following is a list of the transactions:

$50 Could Be Yours In The Free BoltDraft/KK Fantasy Game
$50 to the winner of the free BoltDraft/KK fantasy game on Tuesday. Ten NHL games on Tuesday so you have a very good selection of players to pick for your roster. You just need one forward, one defenseman and one goalie, then sit back and see how the night plays out. If you are registering for the first time, remember to use passcode kukla22 and then set your roster. It's a fun quick game to play and more and more KK members and guests are joining in. Give it a try and you won't be ...

KK- A Light Night And Thanks
Just wanted to thank everyone for visiting KK for all the trade deadlines deals and news. I also wanted to thank George for his hard work at The Malik Report and for helping me out too. It will be a very relaxed night for both of us but we will return at full speed tomorrow. Again thanks and enjoy the three NHL games tonight.

Video- Craig MacTavish Says The Jeff Petry Deal Was Harder To Make Than He Thought It Would Be
via Sportsnet, Gene Principe caught up with Oilers GM Craig MacTavish to get his thoughts on his lone deadline deal, Jeff Petry to the Habs for two picks, and whether he was close on any others?  

Surgery For Mark Giodano
Calgary GM Brad Treliving announces Giordano will undergo season ending surgery on a torn bicep tendon. Recovery is 4-5 months. You can see how the injury occurred below...

Pierre-Edouard Bellemare Extension In Philadelphia
The Philadelphia Flyers have signed 6-0, 198 lb LW Pierre-Edouard Bellemare to a multi-year contract extension, according to general manager Ron Hextall. Bellemare, who turns 30 on Friday (3/6/1985), has collected four goals and four assists for eight points in 62 games this season.  He came to the Flyers from Skelleftea AIK of the Swedish Hockey League (formerly Swedish Elite League), where he spent the past five seasons and posted a total of 64 goals and 61 assists for 125 points in ...

Toronto Trades Korbinian Holzer To Anaheim
Ducks also get D Korbinian Holzer from Toronto for a draft pick and player along with C Michael Sgarbossa from Colorado for D Mat Clark. — Eric Stephens (@icemancometh) March 2, 2015 added 4:20pm,   The #leafs acquire Eric Brewer and a fifth-rounder from #NHLDucks for Korbinian Holzer. Trade call pending. — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) March 2, 2015

James Wisniewski Traded To The Anaheim Ducks
#CBJ have traded D James Wisniewski to Anaheim. — Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) March 2, 2015 BREAKING: #CBJ have acquired Rene Bourque, William Karlsson and a 2nd round pick in 2015 from ANA in exchange for James Wisniweski. — NHL Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) March 2, 2015 #CBJ sends Detroit's third-round pick (2015) to Anaheim along with James Wisniewski. — NHL Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) March 2, 2015

Colorado Avalanche Trade Max Talbot To Boston For Jordan Caron
Bostons Caron to the Avs for Max Talbot as main elements. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) March 2, 2015

Sven Baertschi Traded To Vancouver From Calgary
CGY gets 2nd round pick for Baertschi. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) March 2, 2015

Penguins get Lovejoy
From TSN's Bob McKenzie: PIT acquires Ben Lovejoy from ANA. #TradeCentre Pending trade call of course. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) March 2, 2015 Here's compensation: Simon Despres reportedly is going to the Ducks for Lovejoy. — Dave Molinari (@MolinariPG) March 2, 2015

Chris Stewart Traded To Minnesota
Both TSN and Sportsnet report Chris Stewart has been traded to the Wild. added 3:33pm, Multiple reports say the Sabres will pay 1/2 of Stewart's salary, still waiting on trade details. added 3:44pm, from Michael Russo of Russo's Rants, Buffalo Sabres GM Tim Murray, who had been trying to trade Chris Stewart all year long for a huge return, may have overreached at the end. The Wild was able to snag the power forward for a 2017 second-round pick. The Sabres are also picking up half the...

Buffalo Trades Torrey Mitchell To Montreal
Prospect and pick from Habs to Buf for Mitchell. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) March 2, 2015

Cam Atkinson Contract Extension In Columbus
BREAKING: #CBJ have agreed to terms with @CamAtkinson13 on a three-year contract extension. — NHL Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) March 2, 2015

Toronto Trades Ollie Jokinen To St. Louis
TOR trades Olli Jokinen to STL for a late pick. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) March 2, 2015 added 2:33pm,   The #leafs get a conditional sixth-round pick in 2016 from #stlblues for Olli Jokinen. #NHLTrade — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) March 2, 2015

Jordan Leopold Traded To Minnesota
Jordan Leopold to MIN from CBJ. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) March 2, 2015   Leopold for Faulk and a 5th — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) March 2, 2015   Leopold to MIN for Justin Falk and a fifth. Sorry if I gave anyone a scare — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) March 2, 2015

New York Islanders Trade Cory Conacher To The Vancouver Canucks
VAN gets Cory Conacher from NYI — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) March 2, 2015   Canucks get Cory Conacher from Isles organization in exchange for Dustin Jeffrey — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) March 2, 2015

Islanders And Sabres Swap Backup Goalies
Hearing Neuvirth to Isles for Johnson and a conditional pick. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) March 2, 2015   #Isles Chad Johnson is gone too for Neuvirth. Confirmed — Stephen (@StephenCLorenzo) March 2, 2015

Bortuzzo To St. Louis, Cole To Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh trades Robert Bortuzzo for Cole from STL #NHLTrade — Mark Spector (@SportsnetSpec) March 2, 2015 added 1:35pm,   Blues trade Ian Cole to Penguins for Robert Bortuzzo. Blues also get a 7th-rounder in 2016 — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) March 2, 2015

San Jose Trades Tyler Kennedy To The New York Islanders
Tyler Kennedy traded to the New York Islanders for a conditional pick — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) March 2, 2015

Chicago Trades Ben Smith To San Jose
In return for Ben Smith to San Jose, Chicago gets the Sharks' Andrew Desjardins #NHLTrade — Mark Spector (@SportsnetSpec) March 2, 2015

Afternoon Line- Joffrey Lupul
TSN just a poor mans TMZ. Embarrassing. — Joffrey Lupul (@JLupul) March 2, 2015

Stars Of The Week
NEW YORK (March 2, 2015) – Ottawa Senators goaltender Andrew Hammond, Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban and Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending March 1.

Arizona Trades Zybenek Michalek To St. Louis
Michalek to STL. working on details — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) March 2, 2015

Buffalo Trades Brian Flynn To Montreal
MTL has acquired Brian Flynn from BUF. Believed to be for a 5th round pick. #TradeCentre — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) March 2, 2015

Jeff Petry To Montreal
Canadiens acquire d. Jeff Petry from the Oilers, in return for the Club’s 2nd round pick in 2015, and a conditional 5th round pick in 2015. — Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) March 2, 2015

The Show Starts Here
Let's get straight to the point. Below you will find a Twitter feed of just over 100 people in the hockey world. Also below a live stream of Sportsnet's Trade Deadline show which will begin at 8:00am ET. Enjoy the day and this post will remain on the top of the KK Home and Hockey pages today.

Don’t Do It Toronto
from Michael Grange of Sportsnet, The temptation is there. Within the Toronto Maple Leafs front office it’s likely bordering on something near a compulsion: We must trade Dion Phaneuf or Phil Kessel – and ideally both – before the 3 p.m. Monday NHL trade deadline. I’m here to say: don’t do it. This is not the time to shed the Leaf’s best forward and best defenceman. The reason is simple: The Leafs don’t know if they’re going to ...

Video- Recap Of The NHL Action On Sunday
4 1/2 minutes of highlights for you.  

Lightning send Connolly to Boston, swap Gudas & picks for Flyers’ Coburn
So late-night Twitter is a strange place, and late night Steve Yzerman trades are stranger still. This played out over the better course of an hour: #NHLTrade — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) March 2, 2015 OK, hockey twitter. I don't think we're quite done yet for the night. #NHLTrade — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) March 2, 2015 OK, here's the complete truth: I'm not going to bed yet. I've got good reason to believe something is going down. Y...

Deadline day Garrioch
The Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch can only pen "'almost deal'" columns after today, so he's delivering a hum-dinger of a rumor wallop this morning. Among his trade deadline day ruminations: A guy who isn’t being talked about much who may be attracting a lot of interest is New Jersey defenceman Marek Zidlicky. Nobody is sure if Devils GM Lou Lamoriello would actually deal Zidlicky, but teams have been calling to see what the asking price is, just in case he does decide to make a move....

Rangers, Zuccarello agree to contract extension
Per TSN's Bob McKenzie and ESPN's Katie Strang, who are at slight odds about a no-trade clause: Mats Zuccarello and NYR have agreed on financial terms of four-year extension ($4.5M AAV) but the partial NTC has not yet been finalized. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) March 2, 2015 Rangers and Mats Zuccarello have agreed to terms on a four-year deal worth $18 million. Partial trade protection included — Katie Strang (@KatieStrangESPN) March 2, 2015 ...

The New York Rangers Go All In With Keith Yandle Trade
from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet, That sound you just heard was Glen Sather pushing all of the chips into the middle of the table. Realistically, the New York Rangers have about a 15-month window to get the veteran general manager a sixth Stanley Cup following a whopper of a deal Sunday to land Keith Yandle. After falling three wins short of a championship last spring, the Rangers doubled down by parting with 19-year-old prospect Anthony Duclair, 24-year-old defenceman John Moore...

San Jose Trades James Sheppard To The New York Rangers
Pending trade call, NYR acquire James Sheppard from SJS. #TradeCentre — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) March 2, 2015 added 7:31pm,   Shepherd to NYR for a 4th in 2016 — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) March 2, 2015

Kypreos: Maple Leafs still trying to move Dion Phaneuf
I'll let you take this interview breakdown from Sportsnet's Jeff Simmons for what you will: According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, the Maple Leafs are trying “real hard” to move captain Dion Phaneuf. “It’s abundantly clear that he won’t be the captain next year,” Kypreos said Sunday on Sportsnet 590 The Fan. “So the sooner they can get him out, the better. They’re trying real hard to make that deal going into (Monday). “...

Winnipeg acquires Lee Stempniak from NYR for Carl Klingberg
Cue the "marriage of convenience" depth trade: NYR trade Lee Stempniak to WPG. #TradeCentre — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) March 1, 2015 Stempniak to Winnipeg for Klingberg — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) March 1, 2015 added 6:40pm, Winnipeg release is below...

Video- Jaromir Jagr With His 717th NHL Goal
He ties Phil Esposito for 5th all-tme in goals.  

Report: New York Rangers finalizing contract extension with Mats Zuccarello
Yesterday evening, the New York Post's Larry Brooks reported that the New York Rangers and Mats Zuccarello couldn't come to a contract extension agreement in the $4.5 million range. That's apparently changed, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie: Zuccarello extension with NYR is not done but getting close. Still working on NTC provisions. Likely to be four years, AAV of $4.5M. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) March 1, 2015

Possible Deal Coming With Arizona Sending Keith Yandle To The New York Rangers
NYR are deep into discussions to acquire defenceman Keith Yandle from ARI but it's reportedly not done yet. If it gets done, it will be big. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) March 1, 2015 added 3:58pm,   ARI will want Anthony Duclair and a first-round pick if they're to give up Yandle. #TradeCentre. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) March 1, 2015

A Players Only Lunch In San Jose
from David Pollak of the Mercury News, Call it a players-only meeting or players-only lunch, but the guys who wear the uniform decided Sunday that what the Sharks needed most was time together on their own. One day before the NHL trade deadline and reeling after on 0-6-2 record on home ice for February, the Sharks asked coach Todd McLellan if they could forsake their scheduled practice for a chance to air things out privately. "We spoke last night and a couple players wanted a da...

Patrick Sharp On The Rumors Of Problems In The Chicago Blackhawks’ Dressing Room
from Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune, It was an emotional Patrick Sharp who stood in the dressing room of the Chicago Blackhawks' practice facility and spoke of the toll that rumors on the Internet have taken on him and his family. "It’s been tough," Sharp said Sunday at Johnny's IceHouse West. "As a hockey player, as a professional, you’re out there and you’re up for grabs for on-ice play. I’m OK with that. Trade rumors, talk about my play on the ice —...

Stars Of The Month
NEW YORK (March 1, 2015) – Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk, Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price and Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the month of February.

Afternoon Line-Terry Frei On Cody McLeod
 What Cody McLeod did last night at the end of the game was, to me, as much a stupid outgrowth of the North American game’s code and culture as it was a single despicable act. I’d ask anyone expressing outrage: Flip it 180 degrees or put the skate on the other foot … however you want to put it. How would you react? -Terry Frei of the Denver Post where you can read more on McLeod. What did McLeod do?... watch below...

Curtis Glencross Traded To The Washington Capitals
Glencross traded to Washington. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) March 1, 2015 added 1:21pm,   Curtis Glencross waived his NTC to facilitate deal to #caps. Calgary gets a 2nd- and 3rd-pick coming back in return. — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) March 1, 2015 added 1:26pm,   The 2nd and 3rd round picks CGY gets from WSH in Glencross deal are 2015 draft. Trade call hasn't happened yet, though. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) March...

Waiver Action Today
from TSN, Several NHL clubs have taken to the waiver wire Sunday as they attempt to prepare their rosters for potential trade deadline moves. The Toronto Maple Leafs and Calgary Flames added a player each via the waiver wire Sunday. Toronto claimed defenceman Tim Erixon from the Chicago Blackhawks while the Flames added defenceman David Schlemko from the Dallas Stars.... However, a few teams placed players on waivers as well. Those players include Anaheim Ducks forwa...

NHL Short Notes
HAMMOND, SENATORS STAY HOT IN CALIFORNIA SWEEP . . . First-year netminder Andrew Hammond stopped 28 shots and rookies Mark Stone and Mike Hoffman each found the back of the net in the third period to rally the Senators to their fifth straight victory, their longest stretch since Apr. 5-13, 2014. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it also marks the first time that Ottawa has defeated the Sharks, Ducks and Kings (in any order) on the same road trip.   * At 27-23-10 (64 points), the S...

The Boston Bruins Are Still Shopping
from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE, Peter Chiarelli is still looking for a right winger with some physicality, a depth defenseman and potentially a backup goaltender, and wants to acquire any and all these things without dealing away the team’s first round pick, or any of their top young players. For the players in the B’s clubhouse, it’s a nervous time where they hope to still be in Black and Gold when things have settled on Monday. There were vague, suspicious reports tha...

A Two-Year Extension For Jay McClement In Carolina
Bad news @tsnjamesduthie, another one off the board. CAR signs Jay McClement to 2-year extension. $1.2M AAV. #tradecentre — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) March 1, 2015   added 10:09am, Carolina press release is below...

Morning Line- Dave Hodge On The Toronto Maple Leafs And Philadelphia Flyers
Every time I decry the supposed virtues of the salary cap, I'm surprised to hear from fans who think it's the best thing the NHL and Gary Bettman ever did. Sorry, but "thumbs down" - yet again - to that belief. The level playing field the cap is supposed to create shows a current gap of 46 points between first and last place in the NHL standings. It figures to grow larger. In the season (2003-04) before the advent of the salary cap, the first and last-place teams were separated by...

A Wild Win
from Michael Russo of Russo's Rants, Mayhem in Denver as the Wild defeated the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 to gain a three-point cushion on eighth and move a point from Winnipeg. In a nasty, physical, action-packed, playoff-like affair, the Avalanche tried to run the Wild out of the building. “I’d probably be frustrated too if we played a team and hadn’t scored on them in four games except on a dump-in,” Zach Parise said, grinning (you’ll unders...

Wayne Gretzky Should Be The Next Coach Of The Buffalo Sabres
from John Vogl of the Buffalo News, There’s no reason to waste time getting to a point this big, so here goes: The Sabres should hire Wayne Gretzky to be their next coach. The philosophical differences between Tim Murray and Ted Nolan have raised questions about the coach’s future. Using football injury terms, Nolan ranges from questionable to doubtful. Some have already downgraded him to out. If the coach is axed, Murray remains fond of Luke Richardson, hired by the ...

Michael Del Zotto Playing With Confidence In Philadelphia
from MArc Narducci of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Del Zotto now has seven points (3 goals, four assists) in his last eight games. “I thought he played a really good game,” coach Craig Berube said. “He’s doing an all-around great job.” Then Berube expanded on the subject. “He is playing against top lines, defending well and that’s the biggest thing for me,” Berube said. “You know, he’s defending well and then he’...

An Interesting Advanced Stat
from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe, According to research conducted by Harvard PhD student Stephen Pettigrew, the average NHL goal increases a team’s chance of winning by 17 percent. To that end, Pettigrew, who presented his research at MIT’s Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, concluded that some players have a greater impact on their teams’ likelihood of winning than others. Loui Eriksson, Pavel Datsyuk, Kyle Okposo, and Daniel Briere are examples of players w...

Video- Recap Of The 10 NHL On Saturday
In just under five minutes...  

LeBrun: Avs won’t be trading O’Reilly
Via Pro Hockey Talk's Ryan Dadoun, ESPN's Pierre LeBrun managed to posit a late-night trade deadline scoop, and it comes from the mouth of Colorado Avalanche GM Joe Sakic, discussing a player who won't be in play this year: [Joe] Sakic and the Avs rarely tip their hand, but it's clear regarding O'Reilly because he has just one more year on his contract after this season and a big decision has to be made this offseason. He either gets signed long-term or he gets traded. O'Reilly's name ha...

Garrioch talks Yandle, Sharp and the Blues
The Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch's second-to-last trade column of the pre-deadline season dovetails nicely with Sportsnet's Cox and Friedman's Headlines and the Columbus Dispatch's Aaron Portzline's most recent Tweets about the Bruins having interest in Cam Atkinson. So: Talks have heated up for Arizona defenceman Keith Yandle because teams see the possibility they can have him for two playoff runs before he becomes a UFA. There’s a belief the Detroit Red Wings, who have been lookin...

Video- You Make The Call, Toronto/Montreal
Bernier was told on third goal that Gallagher could push him into net if the puck is loose. — Jonas Siegel (@jonasTSN1050) March 1, 2015   Jonathan Bernier: "Personally, that was one of the worst [calls] I've seen on the 3rd goal. Gallagher just pushed me in. Really frustrated." — Mark Masters (@markhmasters) March 1, 2015   Watch the David Desharnais goal below...

Ready For More Mike Babcock To Toronto?
from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun, Until Mike Babcock commits to the Detroit Red Wings going forward, the Maple Leafs are of the belief there remains a considerable chance he will be their coach next season. They are of the mind — and you can doubt this all you want, and I have — that in Babcock’s world of decision making it’s Detroit first, Toronto second, everywhere else after that. The notion that Babcock wants no part of a rebuild is dismissed by M...

Antoine Vermette Traded To Chicago
Vermette traded to Chicago pending NHL trade call — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) March 1, 2015 added 9:38pm,   Blackhawks trade first-round pick and a prospect to Arizona for Antoine Vermette, still pending NHL trade call — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) March 1, 2015 added 9:39pm,   Dahlbeck and a first — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) March 1, 2015 That's Klas Dahlbeck. added 10:17pm, Arizona release is below...

Pre-trade deadline ‘headlines’ from Cox and Friedman
Two days prior to the trade deadline, Sportsnet's Damien Cox and Elliotte Friedman dished trade-related "headlines" during the 2nd intermission of Hockey Night in Canada's Saturday broadcast. Cox stated that the Maple Leafs may be the most active team at the deadline. They're listening to offers for Jonathan Bernier, emphasis on "listening," but there are teams like San Jose, Dallas perhaps (given that Kari Lehtonen continues to struggle); Olli Jokinen, Korbinian Holzer and David Booth are ...

Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight
The segment started with Cherry pointing out teams are laughing at the Leafs. Then the problem with nets tipping over. The main topic discussed by Don Cherry and Ron MacLean was star players getting injured and nobody riding shotgun for them. Of course there were other topics too, watch the segment.  

The Los Angeles Kings Are Still Fighting For A Playoff Spot
from Rich Hammond of the Orange County Register, Life is tough in the NHL. The Kings’ recent eight-game win streak did little more than get their heads above turbulent water in the Western Conference playoff race. Now the Kings have to start swimming. With 21 games remaining in the regular season, the Kings are fighting simply to make the postseason. They did it to themselves, largely because of an awful January. The good feelings built up during the winning streak have now dis...

The New York Islanders May Be Quiet On Monday
from Arthur Staple of Newsday, Monday at 3 p.m. will come and go quietly for the Islanders, who have been steadfast in their desire to move to the postseason with the same roster they began this very successful regular season. Team sources told Newsday, as they have repeatedly over the past six weeks, that nothing has altered the plan, not even the long-term injury to Kyle Okposo and shorter-term injuries to Casey Cizikas and Mikhail Grabovski. Here are the main reasons why the I...

Video- Jaromir Jagr Talks After His First Game With The Florida Panthers
via Sportsnet, Watch as Jaromir Jagr addresses the media following his first game as a Panther. Jagr says he was kind of shocked the Devils did not consult him regarding the trade.  


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