2012 Trade Deadline

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BREAKING NEWS:

According to Newman, Flames have re-signed F Tim Jackman to a two year deal. Deal is worth 1.2 million dollars. Stay with TCL West as more deals trickle in after the deadline

Leafs acquire Ashton for Aulie

The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired forward Carter Ashton from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for defenseman Keith Aulie.

It’s a minor deal but one that makes sense for the Leafs. Ashton is 6’3, 215 pounds and addresses the Leafs’ need for size upfront---although not immediately. Ashton, a 28th overall draft pick, is a 20 year old power forward that needs more AHL seasoning before making the jump to the NHL. Power forwards generally take a bit longer to develop but Ashton is on the right track, producing 19 goals and 35 points in 56 AHL games.

Aulie was in the midst of a rough season, struggling at both the NHL and AHL levels. He has potential as a shu...

Sens will not sell future

The Jeff Carter for Jack Johnson deal may have been the biggest of the near-deadline trades yet, but the Senators are no longer sitting/waiting/wishing for a replacement between the pipes.

Bryan Murray pulled the trigger on a deal that brought the montrous Ben Bishop, who stands at 6'7, to Ottawa on Sunday, which makes Ottawa's wait for starter Craig Anderson much less nerve-wracking. I have always enjoyed Alex Auld's game, but not enough that I am willing to rely fully on him down the stretch.

Anderson might not miss significant time, but tendon damage to his pinkie finger is a big enough deal that insurance was neccesary. Bishop offers a solid back-up option for ...

Daily Joust Presents: TCL Trade Deadline Madness, This Monday!

Who will your team pick up? Will they be buyer or sellers? Will be we sitting here for hours wondering when all the trades are going to happen again? The NHL trade deadline is usually a source for a lot of joy for hockey fans, but also a source for a lot of frustration. Consider us both the life of the party, as well as your support group, and make sure to join us this Monday, starting at 9AM, as The Checking Line, in conjunction with our friends over at Daily Joust present Trade Deadline Madness!

Will the Montreal Canadiens finally become sellers? Will the Toronto Maple Leafs pick up a goalie? Will Rick Nash pull a Lebron? We'll be right with...

Deadline Decisions: Forwards

The Red Wings have achieved one of their two deadline goals with the acquisition of Kyle Quincey from Tampa Bay. Quincey gives the Red Wings 8 NHL-ready defensemen, a second point man for the 2nd power play unit and some more abrasiveness on the back end. 

The Wings still seek some additional depth up front. At different times, the Red Wings' desires have been stated to be a scoring winger to flesh out the top-six or a gritty, defensive forward to provide a physical presence on the 3rd or 4th line. The Wings' performance in their two games since losing Pavel Datsyuk to injury cannot be encouraging. Detroit has looked disengaged at times and has trouble maintaining offen...