Blog of the 2012 NHL Trade Deadline

By Sterling Eby

(Last Update)

Another disappointing deadline that picked up at the end of the day. The one team that made significant moves at a hefty price was the Nashville Predators.

Rick Nash staying in Columbus, as expected. Paul Gaustad valued at a 1st round pick, not expected.

(Updated 3:38 PM EST)

TRADE: Buffalo Sabres have traded Zack Kassian and Marc-Andre Gragnani to the Vancouver Canucks for Cody Hodgson and Alexander Sulzer

(Updated 3:20 PM EST)

TRADE: Chicago Blackhawks have traded John Scott to the New York Rangers for a 2012 5th round pick.

(Updated: 3:13 PM EST)

TRADE: The Minnesota Wild have traded Greg Zanon to Boston Bruins for Steve Kampfer. [Full Story by Emma Harger]

(Updated 3:05 PM EST)

TRADE: The Buffalo Sabres have traded Paul Gaustad and a 2012 4th round pick to the Nashville Predators for a 2012 1st round pick.

TRADE: Brian Rolston and Mike Motteau have been acquired by the Boston Bruins from the New York Islanders for prospects Marc Cantin and Yanick Riendeau [Full Story by Emma Harger]

(Updated 2:45 PM EST)

Talks for Rick Nash have apparently picked up with 25 minutes left in the trade deadline.

Glimmers of hope are however dwindling fast though.

The Sharks talked with Columbus about Nash. The talks however failed.

(Updated 2:10 PM EST)

TRADE: The Winnipeg Jets have traded Johnny Oduya to the Chicago Blackhawks for a 2013 2nd round pick and 2013 3rd round pick.

(Updated 2:05 PM EST)

TRADE: The San Jose Sharks have acquired Daniel Winnik and T.J. Galiardi and a 2012 7th round pick from the Colorado Avalanche for Jamie McGinn, Mike Connolly, and Michael Sgarbossa.

TRADE: The Ottawa Senators have traded Brian Lee to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Matt Gilroy.

TRADE: Sami Pahlsson has been traded to the Vancouver Canucks for 2 fourth round picks in 2012.

(Updated 1:40 PM EST)

TRADE: Toronto Maple Leafs have traded Keith Aulie to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Carter Ashton. [Full Story by Jeff Zeffer]

(Updated 1:10 PM EST)

The Ottawa Sun reports that the San Jose Sharks are the last team remaining in the hunt for Rick Nash. “Not sure if they can get it done.”

(Updated 1:00 PM EST)

TRADE: Edmonton Oilers have traded Tom Gilbert to the Minnesota Wild for Nick Schultz

(Updated 12:47 PM EST)

TRADE: The Detroit Red Wings have traded Mike Commodore  to the Tampa Bay Lightning for a conditional 7th round pick. [Full Story by Daniel Gustkey]

(Updated 12:37 PM EST)

When asked if Paul Gaustad will be moved by the end of the day TSN’s Bob McKenzie says “likely”. Another name he said is “likely” to be moved is Derek Roy.

Brad May stated on Twitter that he has heard the Sabres want a first round pick for Gaustad.

Gaustad was supposed to receive an offer from the Sabres today as it reaches 10:00 AM on the east coast, he has not received an offer according to Michael Peca. Expect him to be traded.

(Updated 12:30 PM EST)

New York Islanders are shopping goalie Al Montoya. No other news then that currently.

(Updated 12:15 PM EST)

Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke has said that there is “no chance” on Mikhail Grabovski being traded today.

(Updated 12:10 PM EST)

Waiver Claims: Winnipeg Jets have claimed Grant Clitsome (originally from Columbus) and the Montreal Canadiens have claimed Brad Staubitz (originally from Minnesota), according to Bob McKenzie.

(Updated 11:58 AM EST)

Bryan Allen and Jaroslav Spacek have been removed from the Carolina Hurricanes practice. No news yet though.

(Updated 11:30 AM EST)

It appears all talks of Rick Nash being traded could be done. The Blue Jackets have set the price extremely high for Nash. The Nashville Predators and San Jose Sharks were said to be the only two teams left in the running for Nash, but the Predators only plan on dealing if the price is right.

The price seems to be too high for teams. But for the rumor starters. Here is his banner being taken down in Columbus! [Full Story by Troy Pffaf]

(Updated 11:17 AM EST)

Johnny Oduya is gaining interest from the Chicago Blackhawks and the Boston Bruins. (According to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun and TSN’s Darren Dreger)

Boston Bruins are also interested in Colorado Avalanche player David Jones.

(Updated 10:46 AM EST)

TRADE: The Montreal Canadiens have traded forward Andrei Kostitsyn to the Nashville Predators for a 2nd round pick in 2013, and a conditional 5th round pick in 2013 [Full Story by Jeff Zeffer]

This trade re-unites the Kostitsyn brothers in Nashville. The 5th rounder acquired by the Canadiens is their 5th round pick traded to the Predators in their previous Hal Gill trade.

(Updated at 10:29 AM EST)

Steve Ott is still on the table in Dallas. Only team to show interest is the Vancouver Canucks. (According to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun)

(Updated at 10:07 AM EST)

Montreal Canadiens are expected to be the first team to make a trade today according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie. Ryan White and Chris Campoli are the two that are expected to be dealt.

(Updated 9:54 AM EST)

The Flyers rejected a trade from the San Jose Sharks that would have sent Antti Niemi to the Flyers for James van Riemsdyk. (TSN’s Darren Dreger)

(Updated 9:39 AM EST)

Jason Garrison will only be moved from the Florida Panthers if a top-six forward is traded to Florida. (TSN’s Darren Dreger)

Roman Hamrlik has some interest from the Chicago Blackhawks and the Los Angeles Kings. (TSN’s Bob McKenzie)

(Updated 9:28 AM EST)

New York Islanders news: P.A. Parenteau still on the trade block. Evgeni Nabokov is still NOT on the trade block. (According to TSN’s Darren Dreger)

(Updated at 8:37 AM EST)

Detroit Red Wings and Boston Bruins seem to be the two teams interested in Columbus Blue Jackets forward Sami Pahlsson right now. Pahlsson has 66 career goals in 779 career games. Look for him to be dealt sometime today!

(Updated at 11:55 PM EST)

To further update a story we had on the Philadelphia Flyers earlier, the Flyers are not shopping for a goalie and James van Riemsdyk is not on the market either. They also are not currently interested in Rick Nash. (According to the Philadelphia Inquirer)

The only teams rumored to still be in the race for Nash are the Nashville Predators and the San Jose Sharks. When we get more details on this, we will give them to you at Rant Sports!

[Updated 10:40 PM EST]

Who is still in play?

CBS Sports states the following are still in play:

Buffalo Sabres: Derek Roy
Colorado Avalanche: Cody McLeod, David Jones, T.J. Galiardi
Montreal Canadiens: Tomas Plekanec

Who is not in play?

Colorado Avalanche: Milan Hejduk
New York Islanders: Evgeni Nabokov

(Updated 9:40 PM EST)

The Boston Bruins have a few choices to make, but won’t mess with the current roster. [Full story by Emma Harger]

(Updated 8:35 PM EST)

Don’t expect much out of the Pittsburgh Penguins tomorrow. [Full Story by Stephanie Lewark]

Are the Philadelphia Flyers done making moves? [Full Story by Johnny Machurek]

(Updated 7:02 PM EST)

A report by the Boston Globe says that Blue Jackets forward Sami Pahlsson and Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Jaroslav Spacek could both be added by the Bruins by the deadline tomorrow.

(Updated 6:39 EST)

A report posted on ESPN suggests that Rick Nash and the New York Rangers will no longer happen.

(Updated: 5:36 EST)

In case you missed what has been going on the past few days (including today), here are the latest NHL trades and stories.

Of course the big story first would be the Columbus Blue Jackets trading Jeff Carter going to the Los Angeles Kings for Jack Johnson and a conditional 1st round pick. [Full Story by Nina Falcone]

New Jersey acquired defenseman Marek Zidlicky from the Minnesota Wild for defenseman Kurtis Foster, forwards Nick Palmieri and Stephane Veilleux and a 2012 2nd round pick with a conditional 2013 3rd round pick. [Full Story by Steve Palumbo]

Ottawa acquired goalie Ben Bishop from the St. Louis Blues for a 2013 2nd round pick.

Florida acquired forward Wojtek Wolski from the New York Rangers for defenseman Mike Vernace and a 2013 3rd round pick.

The latest rumors of who is still on the market:

Dallas Stars’ forward Steve Ott (according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie) 5:17 PM EST

Colorado Avalanche players: David Jones, Daniel Winnick, and T.J. Galiardi (according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie) 5:05 PM EST

Winnipeg Jets defenseman Johnny Oduya (ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun) 1:30 EST

As we get info on who is available and who is dealt, we at Rant Sports will keep you posted with all the information you need during the 2012 NHL Trade Deadline. Enjoy your holiday and stay posted!







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