Well kids…its Wednesday March 3, 2010 and NHL Trade Deadline-A-Palooza 2010 is reaching its much-anticipated climax. Here in Thrasherville, we’ve already witnessed a few moves already by the organization…the trade that brought in Evgeny Artyukhin from the Ducks Monday night and the signing of Chris Chelios Tuesday. And while the Chelios move wasn’t necessarily a “trade”…it may be the precursor of something that will come down later today.
Does it mean somebody like Pavel Kubina or Ron Hainsey is being shipped out, and Chelios is heading this way to fill the roster spot? Or is it like what Don Waddell said…he’s simply there in case of an emergency situation. I guess time will tell.
As the day progresses, I will update this blog post with news related to any Thrashers trades and or any other news of interest. It’ll be down below under the heading “Trade Deadline Updates”.
Oh, and let’s not forget last night’s 4-2 win against the Panthers…a game that saw Todd White score the game-winner on the power play during the third period. I guess Whitey picked a pretty good spot to net his one goal for the month of March, wouldn’t you say?
Johan Hedberg stopped 34 of 36 shots to earn win number 15 on the season… Rich Peverley scored the games opening goal, his nineteenth of the season…and two players that many have speculated will not be residents of Thrasherville after today also scored, Armstrong and Kubina.
With the win, Atlanta moved Atlanta into tenth in the east over Tampa Bay, who were thumped by Philly 7-2 Tuesday night. The Thrashers are but one point behind the Rangers and Boston, who hold 8th and 9t place in the Eastern Conference as the Bruins lost 4-1 to Montreal and New York beat Ottawa by the same score.
So with that…let’s sit back and watch as today’s NHL Trade Deadline-A-Palooza unfolds during what could be a very interesting day indeed.
TRADE DEADLINE UPDATES
10:45 am – Per Ben Wright’s twitter…”Despite Chelios signing, just told that Thrashers are not interested at all in dealing Pavel Kubina”
12:41 pm – Per c-viv’s twitter…”Slava Kozlov says he may play in KHL next year if not in NHL”.
2:39 pm - Thrashers and Sabres make a trade. To Atlanta, forward Clarke MacArthur…to Buffalo, 3rd and 4th round pick.