LIVE COVERAGE! :: DEADLINE DAY 2009

Here we go!! It’s a day that is always as hectic as it is fun, and we’ll be bringing all the coverage we can, right here — LIVE!

Late breaking reports this morning are that perhaps one of the biggest names being tossed around — Chris Pronger — has been taken off the market. That may put a damper on today’s festivities but hey, stranger things have happened.

Refresh this page often as we will be posting trade updates as they break as well as commentary, comment responses, and other tidbits throughout the day.

Enjoy!

___________________________________________________________

3:04PM EST


New York Rangers acquire D Derek Morris.

Phoenix acquires Dmitri Kalinin, Nigel Dawes, Petr Prucha.


JOSH SAYS: BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!


———-

2:49PM EST


Toronto acquires 2009 2nd Round Pick & Condition Pick.

New York Rangers acquires Nik Antropov.


———-

2:46PM EST


Phoenix acquires Scottie Upshall, 2009 2nd Round Draft Pick.

Philadelphia acquires Daniel Carcillo.


———-

2:10PM EST


Pittsburgh acquires F Bill Guerin

New York Islanders acquire 2009 5th Round Draft Pick. [The Pick will become a 4th Round Pick should PIT qualify for the Playoffs, and will improve to a 3rd Round Pick should PIT win a Playoff Round.]


———-

1:27PM EST


Boston acquires F Mark Recchi, 2010 2nd Round Draft Pick.

Tampa Bay acquires Matt Lashoff, Martins Karsums.


———-

12:43PM EST


Phoenix acquires Matt Lombardi, Brandon Prust, 2009 1st Round Draft Pick.

Calgary acquires Olli Jokinen, 2009 3rd Round Draft Pick.


Steve Says: I don’t like Jokinen, he looks like an angry baby. Nonetheless, I’m glad we won’t have to worry about Calgary til the Stanley Cup, ‘cos any team that gets the Flames in a playoff series ain’t getting out without a pile of bruises with the likes of Phaneuf, Bertuzzi and now Olli on their squad.

———-

12:41PM EST


Boston acquires D Steve Montador

Anaheim acquires F Petteri Nokelainen


———-

12:26PM EST

    ::: WAIVER ROUND-UP :::

Toronto claims G Martin Gerber, Eric Reitz off Waivers.

Dallas Claims C Brendan Morrison off Waivers.

Pittsburgh claims Craig Adams off Waivers. Miroslav Satan clears Waivers.

Aaron Voros has cleared Waivers.


———-

12:14PM EST


Buffalo acquires G Mikael Tellqvist

Phoenix acquires 2010 4th Round Draft Pick

———-

11:51AM EST


Pittsburgh acquires D Andy Wozniewski

St. Louis acquires D Danny Richmond

———-

11:44AM EST:


Colorado acquire Lawrence Nycholat, D Ryan Wilson, 2009 2nd Round Draft Pick

Calgary acquires Jordan Leopold

———-

10:48AM EST:

Buffalo has re-signed C Tim Connolly to a two-year extension worth $4.5 million per season.

———-
10:17AM EST:

Ottawa has re-signed D Filip Kuba to a 3-year contract worth $3.7 million per season.

———-
9:59AM EST:


Ottawa Senators acquire G Pascal Leclaire.

Columbus acquires Antoine Vermette, 2009 2nd Round Draft Pick.


———-

9:22AM EST:

LA Kings have signed D Sean O’Donnell to a contract extension. Terms were not disclosed.

DEADLINE DAY 2009 :: 2MA STYLE!

Well, here we are! A hockey fan’s second Christmas — the NHL Trade Deadline is upon us.

Just like a little kid waiting for St. Nick, I’ve sat up a little later than I probably should have.

Be sure to join Josh, Stephen, (I KNOW!!) Scott, & Myself for a helluva good time. We’ll be covering D-Day in typical 2MA fashion — which means we will frantically try to keep you up-to-the-minute with trades and that so-good-it-must-be-fattening 2MA banter. I’m sure we’ll inevitably end up crashing the site a few times as well, as we all try to monkey around with the HTML at the same time.


I’ll be up bright and early, see you guys around 10am!

***DEADLINE DAY: TRADE LIST***

4 PM ET: Well, the deadline has long passed. Black ‘n Red added El Salvador, subtracted a Cammie J. Doesn’t look like there are any more deals to be announced. We will be sticking it out for a while longer just in case some random blockbuster deal is announced, but don’t hold your breath, mmkay? Am I disappointed? Sure. I don’t understand why we have nine defensemen, nor do I understand why Brian Gionta is still a Devil, but more on that later.

Alas, keep it with 2MA for any late breaking trades that may still pan out!
_______________________________

and
NJD GETS BRYCE SALVADOR
STL GETS
CAM JANSSEN

JOE SAYS: Well, I have to admit, I almost forgot that Janssen was part of the team. It’s sad to see him go, but he had no spot in New Jersey anymore. The acquisition of Salvador is bizarre, the Devils now have a myriad of mediocre D-men. I’m sure more deals will be made.

PATRICIA SAYS: Eh. No love lost for Janssen on this end. Do we really need another average blueliner though? Oh Lou, how I wish I could understand your mind…

STEVE SAYS: Kinda perplexing to me in the absence of another move considering our glut of D-men. On it’s own I’m happy Cam’s headed home, and you can’t really argue with a guy who’s +12 on a team like the Blues.

JOSH SAYS: Bryce is a mediocre defensemen, and we have many, many mediocre defensemen. So, yeah, I’m confused. But a +12 on a team like St Louis can’t be a bad thing, right? The news of Cam’s departure saddens me greatly. Fare thee well, Mr. Janssen.

____
and
ANA GETS FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS
NAS GETS BRENDAN BOCHENSKI
____

and
WAS GETS ALEXANDRE GIRIOUX
ATL GETS JOE MOTZKO
____

and
ATL GETS 7TH ROUND DRAFT PICK
TB GETS JAN HLAVAC
____

and
LAK GETS JEAN SEBASTIAN AUBIN
ANA GETS 7TH ROUND DRAFT PICK
____

and
NYI GETS 3RD ROUND DRAFT PICK
ANA GETS MARC-ANDRE BERGERON
____

and
PHO GETS MARCEL HOSSA and AL MONTOYA
NYR GETS FREDERIK SJOSTORM, DAVID LENEVEU, and JOSH GRATTON
___

and
TOR GETS 4TH ROUND DRAFT PICK
FLA GETS CHAD KILGER
____

and
DET GETS BRAD STUART
LAK GETS 2ND AND 4TH ROUND DRAFT PICKS
____

and
NYI GETS 6TH ROUND DRAFT PICK
MIN GETS CHRIS SIMON
____

and
PIT GETS MARIAN HOSSA, PASCAL DUPUIS
ATL GETS COLBY ARMSTRONG, ERIK CHRISTENSEN, ANGELO ESPOSITO, 1ST ROUND DRAFT PICK
____

and
STL GETS 4TH ROUND DRAFT PICK
NYR GETS CHRISTIAN BACKMAN
____

and
TOR GETS 2ND ROUND DRAFT PICK and 5TH ROUND DRAFT PICK
PIT GETS HAL GILL
____

and
WAS GETS MATT COOKE
VAN GETS MATT PETTINGER
____

and
NYI GETS ROB DAVIDSON
SJ GETS 7TH ROUND DRAFT PICK
____

and
CBJ GETS THEO RUTH
WAS GETS SERGEI FEDOROV

PATRICIA SAYS: I have no idea who Theo Ruth is. I do, however, know who Sergei is. Clearly. Does he have anything left in the tank?
____

and

CBJ GETS 1ST ROUND DRAFT PICK IN 2008 OR 2009, CONDITIONAL DRAFT PICK
COL GETS ADAM FOOTE
____

and

CHI GETS 2008 6TH ROUND DRAFT PICK
OTT GETS MARTIN LAPOINTE
____

and

COL GETS RUSLAN SALEI
FLA GETS KARLIS SKRASTINS and 2008 3rd ROUND PICK
____

and

CHI GETS ANDREW LADD
CAR GETS TUOMO RUUTU
____

and

MTL GETS 2009 2nd ROUND PICK
WAS GETS CRISTOBAL HUET

JOE SAYS: File this under WTF. There has to be another deal a-brewin’.
____

and

DAL GETS BRAD RICHARDS and JOHAN HOLMQVIST
TB GETS JUSSI JOKINEN, JEFF HALPERN, and MIKE SMITH
____

and

BUF GETS STEVE BERNIER and 2008 1st ROUND DRAFT PICK
SJ GETS BRIAN CAMPBELL

JOE SAYS: So much for the Campbell-to-NJ hopes. Oh, that was just me, sorry.
____

and

TOR GETS 2008 5th ROUND DRAFT PICK
FLA GETS WADE BELAK
____

and

TB GETS ALEXANDRE PICARD and 2008 2ND OR 3RD PICK
PHI GETS VACLAV PROSPAL
____

COL HAS SIGNED PETER FORSBERG TO A 1-YEAR DEAL

JOE SAYS: The more I think about it, the more this bothers me. There really should be a rule governing this type of BS — I think The Scott Niedermayer Clause has a nice ring to it.

It’s almost time (again)…

Wow. I can’t believe we’re just a few hours away from the best day ever: THE TRADE [email protected]!!11

Admittedly, the boys and I are very excited. This is our Christmas. We are so excited, in fact, that we have stockpiled Cokes and Depends for the festivities tomorrow.

Okay, that’s a bit ridiculous.

You know what I mean though, right? I know you do. See, you and me, we’ve always seen eye to eye. True story.

Anyway, the point here is that we are totally ready for the day. Joe and I will be live-capping the deadline while Steve and Josh will be bustin’ in with their two cents on any big deals or…gasp…Devil deals. Perish the thought!

Keep it with 2MA. You will not regret it. This is our shining moment. Really. Don’t believe me? Proof. And proof.

Not that you wouldn’t believe me though, right? I mean, we connect here. We totally get each other.

For sure.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

Jingle bells...The clock is ticking. Christmas is coming.

We’re fast approaching that wonderful day of the year where Devils fans get to run down the stairs, ravenously tear open their presents and see what Santa Lou has brought them.

Oh yeah baby, it’s trade deadline time. And I know I speak for the entire staff when I say we’re just salivating over here, anxiously awaiting to see how our boys and their competitors are going to be shaken up for the stretch run, if at all.

The rumors have of course been flying, so let’s see what we’ve got so far…

I’d say the guys over at The Fourth Period probably have the best summary of all the Devils rumors tossed around over the last few months, that being that the Devils are looking for some help at center and defense. There’s no reading in between the lines there, throughout their ups and downs this season, the most glaring absences in the Devils lineup has been the lack of a puck-moving D-man, and a dependable set-up man in center.

As FoxSports pointed out earlier this month, we’re actually in a situation unique for the Devils in the salary cap age. For once, we’ve actually got some freaking cap room. $3.6 million to be exact, which translates into a whopping $11 million or so in full-season salaries the Devs can take on because players have already been paid for a good portion of the year.

Once you get beyond this info is when the real nonsense starts to fly, and I for one love it. So who are we getting? Who’s going to go? Could the move(s) send Patrik Elias into another mopey funk?

Well, the Star Ledger (via The Fourth Period) has the Devils eyeing Buffalo’s Bryan Campbell and the Kings’ Brad Stuart in back, and Kings’ Ladislav Nagy and Chicago’s Robert Lang up front.

Mark Everson of everyone’s favorite newsrag, the New York Post, tosses a few more hats in the ring, saying in addition to Nagy and Lang, Lou is eyeing up the likes of Tampa’s Brad Richards, Florida’s Olli Jokinen, and Chicago’s Martin Havlat. Bringing up the rear, Everson lists Dan Boyle, Brian Campbell, Rob Blake, Joni Pitkanen and John-Michael Liles as D upgrade possibilities.

Both Boyle and Havlat’s names have been popping up a few places, and the speculation has been enough to prompt Kenny Daneyko and Co. to discuss the possibility between periods in recent games.

On the opposite end of things, under-producing Brian Gionta consistently remains the Devils veteran most often mentioned as trade bait. His $4 million price tag is affordable, his talent is proven and his work ethic is unquestioned. The speculation surrounding Gionta has been enough to prompt Steve Cangialosi to write up a blog in his defense.

What does this all mean? Absolutely nothing. Lou is probably the most mysterious GM in all of hockey, and rarely shows his cards before a deal is in place. Nevertheless, its hard to believe that Lou is completely content with the team as it stands, particularly considering the dogfight going on in the conference.

Whatever happens, keep it tuned to 2MA for all of your late-breaking updates, and up to the minute coverage of deadline day this Tuesday!

***DEADLINE DAY: TRADE LIST***

and
CAL GETS DAVID HALE and 2007 5TH PICK
NJD GETS 2007 3RD PICK
PATRICIA SAYS: I’ve been calling this one for weeks now, maybe even months. Hale fell out of favor with New Jersey after Baby Devil d-man Andy Greene found himself playing rather well with the big boys. Purely a cap move, this deal likely sets up for Greene to make a permanent return with the Big Devils. Do we dare see Richard Matvichuk finally return?
____________________________
and
LAK GETS JAMIE HEWARD
WAS GETS CONDITIONAL DRAFT PICK
____________________________
and
TB GETS JASON WARD
LAK GETS 2007 5th PICK
____________________________

and
TB GETS KARL STEWART 2007 6TH PICK
CHI GETS NIKITA ALEXEEV
____________________________

and
PIT GETS JOEL KWIATKOWSKI
FLA GETS 2007 4TH PICK
____________________________
and
BUF GETS MIKKO LEHTONEN
NAS GETS 2007 4TH PICK
____________________________

and
PIT GETS NOLAN SHAEFER
SJ GETS 2007 7TH PICK
____________________________
and
STL GETS BRAD BOYES
BOS GETS DENNIS WIDEMAN
____________________________

and
NYI GETS RYAN SMYTH
EDM GETS ROBERT NILSSON, RYAN O’MARRA and 2007 1ST PICK
____________________________

and
DAL GETS MATTIAS NORSTROM, KONSTANTIN PUSHKAREV and 2007 3RD and 4TH PICK
LAK GETS JAROSLAV MODRY, JOHANN FRONSSEN and 2008 1ST and 2007 2ND and 3RD PICK
____________________________
and
BUF GETS DAINIUS ZUBRUS and TIMO HELBLING
WAS GETS JIRI NOVOTNY and 2007 1ST PICK
____________________________

and
COL GETS SCOTT PARKER
SJ GETS 2008 6TH PICK
____________________________

STL HAVE RE-SIGNED JAMAL MAYERS
____________________________
and
TOR GETS YANIC PERRAULT and 2007 5th PICK
PHO GETS BRENDAN BELL and 2008 2ND PICK
____________________________
and
ATL GETS PASCAL DUPUIS
NYR GETS ALEX BOURRET and 2007 3RD PICK
____________________________

and
DET GETS TODD BERTUZZI
FLA GETS CONDITIONAL DRAFT PICK and SHAWN MATTHIAS
____________________________
and
ANA GETS BRAD MAY
COL GETS MICHAEL WALL
____________________________
and
OTT GETS OLEG SAPRYKIN and 2007 7TH PICK
PHO GETS 2007 2ND PICK
____________________________
and
BOS GETS AARON WARD
NYR GETS PAUL MARA
____________________________
and
MIN GETS DOMINIC MOORE
PIT GETS 2007 3RD PICK
____________________________

THE FOLLOWING PLAYERS HAVE BEEN CLAIMED OFF OF WAIVERS:
M. LEIGHTON D. HAMEL
J. KROG N. KAPANEN
B. BOUCHER
____________________________

and
SJ GETS BILL GUERIN
STL GETS VILLE NIEMINEN, JAY BARRIBALL and (NEW JERSEY’S) 2007 1ST PICK
____________________________

PHO HAVE RE-SIGNED KEVYN ADAMS
____________________________
and

PEN GETS GEORGES LARAQUE
PHO GETS DANIEL CARCILLO and 2007 8TH PICK
____________________________
and
BUF GETS TY CONKLIN
CBJ GETS 2007 3RD PICK
____________________________
and

PHI GETS MARTIN BIRON
BUF GETS 2007 2ND PICK
____________________________
and

PIT GETS GARY ROBERTS
FLA GETS NOAH WELCH
____________________________
FOR TRADES COMPLETED PRIOR TO FEBRUARY 27TH, CLICK MORE… [Read more…]

It’s almost time…

YAAAAAAAAAAY!!!

EDIT: Joe and I just wanted to thank everyone for all of their support over the past few days. Never did we think we’d actually see our little ole blog listed as one of the “BLOGS WE’RE READING” on MSGNETWORK.com! Keep it with 2MA for any breaking trades, signings, or waiver moves throughout this glorious Trade Deadline!

Just wanted to let you folks know that Joe and I will be doing live updates from here on out until the Trade Deadline on Tuesday at 3 PM ET. Ahh, the deadline…it’s really like a holiday for me.

No, seriously, it is. I even take off from work and classes!

Keep it at 2 Man Advantage for any breaking trades. Be sure to stick with us through Tuesday, we’re going to be putting on one helluva show and, yes, we will be analyzing any Devils trades…even if it’s just for a nine-millionth round pick. It’ll be good times.

Here’s how things are going to work out: Joe will be with you in the morning, posting any and all updates as they come along from 8am – 12pm on February 27th. I will take the reigns at 12 Noon and stay with you until 4pm… because you never know!

Thanks guys and gals and enjoy these next few days, they’re going to be GREAT!