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OTB: Trade Deadline Eve

What team beat writers and bloggers are saying on the eve of the trade deadline:

  • Nikolai Antropov and Dominic Moore are not dressing tonightWhy risk injuring a trade asset?
  • Al Balderas wants the Ducks to trade Scott Niedermayer for his own benefit.  I understand the point but I don’t think Niedermayer wants to go anywhere.
  • Rumors circulating that Martin Biron is going back to BuffaloSounds feasible, but we’ll just have to wait and see.
  • The Flames have claimed Lawrence Nycholat off waivers.  Sutter compares him to Giordano.
  • Some Avs players didn’t practice todayConspiracy theorists are out.
  • The Jay Bouwmeester story less than 24 hours before the deadline.  I still think they have to deal him.
  • Tom Preissing has cleared waivers for the Kings.  They really don’t need his services anymore.
  • With Niklas Backstrom re-signed, the Wild is in no rush to deal Josh Harding.  Harding should get moved at the draft.
  • John Tortorella on how Sean Avery will enjoy the Rangers system.  Until Avery takes the first of many dumb penalties.
  • Apparently the Senators were asking for too much in return for Jarkko Ruutu.  Why didn’t the Pens just re-sign him in the first place?
  • Lots of injuries in Sharks land.  Wilson says he won’t make any reactionary moves here.
  • Michael Nylander has been scratched again by the Capitals.  They want to trade him badly.
  • Which prospects could be available at the deadline?  They do good work over at Coming Down the Pipe.
  • Lowetide’s take on what could happen with the Oilers.  It is going to be a more interesting off-season for Edmonton than trade deadline in my opinion.
  • Could the Thrashers be dangling Kari Lehtonen.   They do have Pavelec in the minors.
  • Is the NHL Network pulling a bad moveDon’t get that.

The Jets and Moose are both scheduled to practice on Wednesday.

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