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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 ...

One Last Peek at Team Needs

The trade deadline is tomorrow! Every year I personally get so amped up for it. Just imagine; who goes where? For who? And for the love of Gordie Howe, the rumours! You can picture a player wearing your team's jersey and the impact they can have on a playoff run. And you can imagine what it would be like if one got booted out of town *cough* Ericsson *cough.*

The last few years, the Red Wings have not made too many moves. This is what happened at the deadline since their Cup winning run in 1997:

YEARTRADED FOR GAVE UP1997 Larry Murphy Future Considerations1998 Jamie Macoun 4th1998 Dmitri Mironov Jamie Pushor, 4th1999 Ulf Samuelsson ...

Flyers Could Be Seeking No. 1 Goalie

It's a known fact that general manager Paul Holmgren is not happy with the goaltending this season from both Ilya Bryzgalov and Sergei Bobrovsky.

According to a source close to The Fourth Period, the Flyers could be seeking a number one goalie. TFP writer Dustin Leed also confirmed the goalie interest.

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...

Flames lose third straight; Trade Deadline Looms

The Flames once again blew a big lead and lost in a shootout.

Now, they sit one point back of the 8th and final spot and need to wake the hell up if they pan on playing playoff hockey in April.

Will Jay Feaster make a move or will he stand pat? All is answered here.

Bishop Dealt

According to TSN, the St. Louis Blues have dealt their young gun goaltender Ben Bishop to the Ottawa Senators, in exchange for a second round pick in the 2013 NHL draft.

Bishop, who is currently playing for the Blues AHL affiliate Peoria Rivermen, has put up 24 wins in 38 games played, including 6 shutouts. He also was named the MVP of the AHL all star game this year.

Considered one of the best young goalies not playing in the NHL, Bishop was in a sticky situation in St. Louis. With the signing of both Halak and Elliot for two more years, Bishop needed to play in 17 games this year for the big club for at least 30 minutes, or else he ...

On The Couch: Trade Deadline Coverage

In this installment I discuss my take on why the Islanders should look to trade Kyle Okposo to the L.A. Kings for Dustin Brown. And with the trade deadline less than 48 hours away, what should GM Garth Snow do with P.A. Parenteau and Evgeni Nabokov? All that and more in this week's edition of On The Couch!

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...

Kyle Quincey Back to Detroit

The Detroit Red Wings might have solved their defence dilemma with what I think is a great move for the organization going forward. 

Kyle Quincey, drafted 132nd overall by Detroit in 2003, was dealt from the Colorado Avalanche to the Tampa Bay Lightning, and immediately sent to Detroit for the Red Wings' 1st Round Pick in 2012 and prospect Sebastien Piche.

Piche is a mainstay on the ECHL Toledo Walleye and was only moved because Detroit had 51 contracted players (NHL limit is 50).

Quincey was a call up frequently with Detroit, but a hand injury made him lose the whole 2007-08 season. He was a practice palyer with Detroit's 2008 Cup Championshio team, but did...

Flyers Corner Radio: Trade Deadline Edition

Co-hosts Dustin Leed and TCL's Mark Trible discussed the addition of defenseman Pavel Kubina as well as the swirling trade talk around Rick Nash among other things.

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