April 3rd, 2013, 11:40 AM #1
Puck Daddy’s 2013 NHL Trade Deadline Live Blog, Hour 7 (PuckDaddy)
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2:25 p.m. ET (SL) -- Steve Mason is on the move! The Columbus Blue Jackets have sent the netminder to the Philadelphia Flyers. More on this one in a bit, as well.
2:20 p.m. ET (SL) -- The Ottawa Senators have landed a fourth-round pick and Cory Conacher from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for goaltender Ben Bishop. Is this Steve Yzerman selling high on Conacher? We'll have more on this in a bit.
2:15 p.m. ET (SL) -- This is how crazy deadline day can get: Mike Russo of the Star Tribune is reporting that Wild netminder Darcy Kuemper has been sent to the airport with his equipment, but hasn't been told where he's going, if anywhere at all. He could be joining the team in San Jose or sent out via trade. It appears Minnesota will make a move of some substance within the next 45 minutes. They're reportedly in on Jason Pominville.
2:05 p.m. ET (SL) -- The Florida Panthers have now made one trade and one signing af announcing they've come to terms with Nick Bjugstad from the University of Minnesota. He was their first round pick from the 2010 NHL Draft. Bjugstad, you might recall, has seen his name throw into the mix in a potential Roberto Luongo deal.
2 p.m. ET (SL) -- This is it. We've reached the final hour of the NHL trade deadline. Remember, trades can still be announced after 2 p.m. ET as long as the teams are in line for the trade call with the league. There were 13 deals in the 48 hours before today, yet we've only seen four moves completed so far. Is there a final hour push?
Washington Capitals center Mike Ribeiro was one of the names who could be dealt today. Ribeiro wants a long-term extension and reportedly rejected a 3-year offer last week. He told Katie Carrera of the Washington Post that he doesn't see himself signing an extension today or on the move.
If you were wondering, the lockout-shortened 1995 season saw 20 deals on deadline day, including the Pierre Turgeon for Kirk Muller swap between the Canadiens and Islanders. Muller, so enthused about Long Island, lasted all of 27 games with the Islanders before being dealt to Toronto the next season.