2014 NHL Trade Deadline Day [Open Thread]

“Should I stay or should I go now? If I go there will be trouble. And if I stay it will be double. So come on and let me know! Should I stay or should I go.” (Photo Credit: Sarah Fuqua)

Daniel Lavender

Welp, I don’t regret my decision to wake up and watch TSN TradeCentre from start to finish today! To see things happen in the organization that I didn’t expect, Dubnyk and Legwand both moving, were a pleasant surprise.

There’s no certainty that Calle Jarnkrok immediately reports to the Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL considering a centerman spot just opened up in Nashville. There are reports suggesting that he might try to leave North America after this season. With the chance to play NHL hockey in Nashville after a trade like this. I can see that opinion changing with some NHL playing time.

I do wonder what a move like this does though for other young centers on the team such as Colton Sissons and Austin Watson. Does an addition such as Jarnkrok through them for a loop because they see themselves possibly one more down the pecking order or do they rise to the occasion? Pretty fascinating to see, as an organization, where that group goes from here – especially if they end up all playing together in Milwaukee very soon (it is a good problem to have).

That concludes my day racing through the NHL Trade Deadline Day news. Cheers for all of your constant updates in the comments and fun banter today.

Jason Karnosky

What a wild ride this has been. Perhaps the most interesting trade deadline to date. Lots of trades, lots of contracts exchanged, trades that left you baffled (Thomas Vanek for what again?, NOW Vancouver trades Roberto Luongo, then doesn’t trade Ryan Kesler), a trade of the once-thought-to-be untradable Martin St. Louis, a big trade involving the original Nashville Predator David Legwand, a trade of an underachieving Predator once thought to be untradable due to his contract (Devan Dubnyk) and a big time prospect potentially headed to Milwaukee in Calle Jarnkrok.

I sign off for now and can’t wait for the next AHL/NHL puck to drop!

Jason Karnosky

Pittsburgh G.M. Ray Shero is at it again. The Penguins picked up forward Lee Stempniak from Calgary. It appears to be a third-round pick going the other way:

Daniel Lavender

It appears as if the “prospect” involved in the David Legwand trade will be Calle Jarnkrok:

This trade. I like it. ANOTHER.

Jason Karnosky

Just under the trade deadline wire, Washington adds Jaroslav Halak from Buffalo (along with a 2015 third-round pick). The Slovakian goaltender last less than a week in the Queen City:

Goaltender Michael Neuvirth and just acquired (yesterday) defenseman Rostislav Klesla head to the Sabres in the exchange:

Jason Karnosky

Predators received forward Patrick Eaves, a prospect, plus a third-round pick in exchange for Legwand going to Detroit. Maybe there is a new face in Milwaukee coming soon?

Jason Karnosky

Matt Moulson is moving on to his second team this season, joining the Minnesota Wild along with fellow forward Cody McCormick. Forward Torrey Mitchell is heading to Buffalo along with other assests unknown as of yet:

Jason Karnosky

Thomas Vanek is on his way to Montreal:

The Islanders get a second-round pick plus prospect Sebastien Collberg in the exchange. Hardly the high price tag return New York fans were probably expecting:

Daniel Lavender

David Legwand has waived his no-trade clause to become a member of the Detroit Red Wings. He was born in Detroit. No word on who the Predators are receiving in return for the trade. Stay tuned!

Jason Karnosky

Colorado has added goaltender Reto Berra from Calgary for a draft pick. TSN reports at 4:13 Eastern than the Flames are getting a second-round pick in the exchange:

Jason Karnosky
Minor trade to report:  Vancouver has flipped defensman Raphael Diaz to New York in exchange for a fifth-round pick according to Pierre LeBrun:

LeBrun is also reporting that Ryan Kesler has NOT been traded:

Daniel Lavender

The clock on the NHL Trade Deadline is officially up! That doesn’t mean that deals can’t be processed though. It’s all a matter of what was worked out right ahead of the final horn.

That means the next hour should turn up with the last minute, or final second, deals that were made. Should trades of been made – they’ll be factored back into this story. Should trades not happen, looking at you two Islanders and Sabres, I think that will speak for itself.

Jason Karnosky

Sounds like the Philadelphia Flyers are sending Andrej Meszaros to Boston for a third-round pick. Strange move between two heated rivals, but I’m guessing fellow Slovakian Zdeno Chara played a role in pushing this trade:

Note:  TSN now confirms this trade.

Jason Karnosky

Defenseman Nick Schultz has been traded from Edmonton to Columbus for a fifth-round pick.

Things are heating up between Minnesota and Buffalo on Matt Moulson, but no trade as of yet. Not much chirping on Thomas Vanek though, however.

Daniel Lavender

So much for the greatest reality show that could have been! Tim Thomas is on the move to the Dallas Stars in exchange for former Nashville Predator goaltender Dan Ellis.

I so would have loved a “Lu and Timmy” show a la 24/7. As you can see from Lu’s response to the trade on Twitter… it’d have been great!

Daniel Lavender

Tuomo Ruutu is heading the the New Jersey Devils for Andrei Loktionov:

Jason Karnosky

Things are heating up on the David Legwand front. TSN’s Bob McKenzie has him linked to Pittsburgh, Detroit, Anaheim and Florida as bidders:

My guess is that after last night’s loss, G.M. David Poile might think that Nashville is now too far back to make the playoffs.

Former Nashville Predator Marcel Goc is on his way to Pittsburgh from Florida according to Pierre LeBrun (below). As Lavender stated in the comments, a third- and fifth-round pick going the other way.

UPDATE: 12:15 PM
Jason Karnosky

Marian Gaborik is on his way to L.A. from Columbus. I would expect the Blue Jackets to be on the hook for at least a portion of the Slovakian’s remaining salary. Per Bob McKenzie via Twitter:

The return for Columbus is:  Matt Frattin plus a second-round pick, plus a conditional third-round pick.

Daniel Lavender

Devan Dubnyk has been traded from the Nashville Predators to the Montreal Canadiens for future considerations (source). Very intrigued to see who picks up what on Dubnyk’s contract. If the Predators cleared him completely off of the books – it’s a win.


(Update, 12:26pm) I feel like I want to give this guy a hug:

UPDATE: 11:46 AM
Daniel Lavender


This sort of move can easily get lost in the rest of the day – prospect for prospect.

UPDATE: 11:37 AM
Daniel Lavender

David Legwand has taken to the ice for the Nashville Predators for morning practice via Joshua Cooper. So far, that is the most that I have heard on the Preds trade front all day. (I know, I know)

UPDATE: 11:23 AM
Daniel Lavender

There is the possibility that Ales Hemsky of the Edmonton Oilers is heading to the Ottawa Senators. The Sens and Pittsburgh Penguins are the two teams duking it out for Hemsky’s services. Per Bob McKenzie on Twitter, this could be a deal complete soon and with draft picks heading to Edmonton in exchange:

Just as I was writing this – confirmed! That will be a third round (2015) and a fifth round draft pick (2014) for Hemsky. Edmonton is also eating half of Hemsky’s contract for the rest of the season. Quite surprised that the deal wasn’t for more than just that for Ales.

UPDATE: 11:10 AM
Jason Karnosky

There are a couple of waiver claims to add to our conversation:  Buffalo added former Milwaukee Admirals forward Corey Conacher, while Boston picked up defenseman Corey Potter. Chris Phillips was signed by Ottawa to a two-year contract, taking him out of play for now.

UPDATE: 10:23 AM
Daniel Lavender

The first dominoes to fall today and, boy, is this a big one. The New York Rangers trade Ryan Callahan, first round draft pick (2015), and second round draft pick (2014) to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Martin St. Louis. Captain for Captain deal. It’s still pending a trade call but that call is reportedly taking place right now. (source)

Per TSN’s Tradecentre coverage, if Callahan signs on with the Lightning an added conditional draft pick will be heading to the New York Rangers. Lots of technicalities in the deal as it turns out:

Interestingly, the Lightning could still look to move Callahan prior to the deadline. His day still might not be done.

UPDATE: 10:00 AM
Daniel Lavender

It sounds like a Ryan Callahan for Martin St. Louis move might be close. It seems like the Rangers have been the lone team really gunning for St. Louis. I wonder if they might be outbidding themselves here.

TSN’s Bob McKenzie tweeted that it looks like the trade could be Callahan, plus a first and second round pick for St. Louis. However, nothing confirmed as of yet:

Jason Karnosky

Lots of Twitter chatter involving Paul Statsny. Colorado extended him a contract offer, but at this point there’s no word on whether he will sign it. Statsny is at the end of a huge contract, and is having a great season this year with the surprising Avalanche. I just don’t see him being traded.

Steven Stamkos has also been given the green light to return to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Talk about a great trade deadline pickup! Even if he has a beef with management, not sure why Martin St. Louis would want to leave playing alongside of Stamkos.

Daniel Lavender

Ryan Callahan has taken the ice for the morning skate for the Rangers. They’ve reportedly agreed to six-years on a contract but are still apart by a half-million dollars when it comes to the money side of the deal.

UPDATE:  8:30 AM
Jason Karnosky

All quiet on the trade front as of 8:30am CST. Usually things start picking up in an hour or two, but for now lets take a little run down yesterday’s memory lane.

Tuesday’s traded players included Roberto Luongo,  Martin Erat, Dustin Penner, Andrew MacDonald, Stephane Robidas, Viktor Fasth and Ilya Bryzgalov. Plenty of big names are in play today, and plenty of quality spare parts are available as well.

Early Twitter chatter is pointing to potential trades involving forwards Chris Stewart and Ales Hemsky. Defenseman Chris Phillips has been offered an extension by Ottawa. The Martin St. Louis to the New York Rangers rumor is still afloat.

It should be a fun day. Stay tuned for more updates!

Daniel Lavender

The NHL’s Trade Deadline caps off at 2:00pm CST this afternoon. Yesterday saw plenty of activity without even some of the more highly talked about dominoes falling: Ryan Kesler, Thomas Vanek, Ryan Callahan, Martin St. Louis, or the Nashville Predators’ David Legwand.

There is still plenty of time for anything, everything, or nothing to really happen in the Nashville Predators organization today. That’s what makes this day one of the more fun days on the NHL calendar because that can pretty much be said for all teams this morning. Who acts first? Who steps up big for a top name? And can we expect the unexpected with players we wouldn’t have anticipated be moved around?

Jason and I will be updating this post throughout the day with the confirmed news of trades that take place today. Until then, grab your coffee and let’s talk NHL Trade Deadline Day in the comments as the news feeds get hot with rumors, activity, and actual transactions!

Who stays? Who goes? Will Nashville be making any deals today?

58 thoughts on “2014 NHL Trade Deadline Day [Open Thread]”

  1. Hard to believe but the Vanek trade’s pick is conditional upon Montreal making the playoffs according to Arthur Staple of Newsday. If the Canadiens don’t make the playoffs, they DON’T give up the pick.

  2. Unfortunately now it’s being reported that Jarnkrok wants to leave North America, and possibly has a contract offer already from his hometown team. Could end up being a bad trade for the Preds if he does not stay.

  3. David Legwand will wear #17 and center Johan Franzen and Gustav Nyqiust. Legwand makes his Red Wings debut Thursday vs. Colorado, also the Jersey Retirement night of #5 Nic Lidstrom.

  4. Yeah CreedFeed I heard he’s leaving too. Pick becomes 2nd if Wings make the playoffs. That’s a plus. Should have asked for Jurco or Tatar.

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