Trade Deadline Tracker (2/28/11)

Trade Deadline Tracker (2/28/11)

NY Rangers

Trade Deadline Tracker (2/28/11)


Trade deadline day is by far my favorite day of the year. And as has been the case since I started this blog back in 2007, I will be posting every trade and rumor out there as well as any Rangers news in this one post that will be updated throughout the day and into the evening. Today and July 1st are the only two days that I blog about teams other than the Rangers. It’s just too fun a day to leave anything out. And of course if you guys see something I haven’t posted, please leave it in the comments section or e-mail me at ( And here we go…

Update, 4:15 p.m.:
Despite the lack of fireworks, still had so much fun doing the deadline tracker, which you guys seem to like as well as I’ve already had almost 7,000 hits on the blog today. For that I am ridiculously thankful.

Update, 4:12 p.m.:
Sather to hold conference call later this afternoon. (Cerny)

Update, 3:43 p.m.:
Big win for the Rangers today by doing absolutely nothing.

Update, 3:40 p.m.:
Devils get Steckel plus a 2nd round pick for Arnott. (ESPN)

Update, 3:35 p.m.:
Disregard Sestito move to Rangers, apparently he’s headed to Flyers. Misprint by TSN.

…here I was thinking Sestito was the missing piece and I find out it’s a misprint and he’s headed to the Flyers.

Update, 3:31 p.m.
Rangers had no choice but to wait until July 1st when Dallas refused to come down on trade demands. (Brooks)

…good for you Glen. Would have been a riot outside Garden if he would have given up pieces of the Rangers core.

Update, 3:29 p.m.:
Newbury, Zuccarello, McDonagh put on AHL roster for a day to be eligible for minor-league playoffs. (Daily News)

Update, 3:26 p.m.:
TSN trade tracker says Rangers get F Tom Sestito from Blue Jackets for Greg Moore and Michael Chaput.

Update, 3:24 p.m.:
Canucks gets Max Lapierre from ANA for Joel Perreault and a 3rd round pick. (McKenzie)

Update, 3:22 p.m.:
Lightning trades Fredrik Modin to Calgary Flames for 7th round pick. (ESPN)

Update, 3:19 p.m.:
Florida trades Chris Higgins to Canucks for Evan Oberg and a 3rd round pick. (McKenzie)

Update, 3:15 p.m.:
Newbury, Zuccarello, McDonagh were all on AHL transactions wire which was a possible sign Rangers came close on Richards as sending them down would have opened up cap space. (Daily News)

Update, 3:14 p.m.:
Devils trade Jason Arnott to Capitals. (ESPN)

Update, 3:09 p.m.:
Rangers give up a 7th round pick for Mitchell. (Dreger)

Update, 3:06 p.m.:
Richards’ agent confirms no trade and that Stars didn’t ask them to waive NMC. (ESPN)

Update, 3:03 p.m.:
And the Rangers get……John Mitchell from the Maple Leafs. (McKenzie)

…who the F is John Mitchell.

Update, 3:00 p.m.:
Trade deadline has come and gone and still no Richards. Trades normally trickle in after 3pm so stay tuned.

Update, 2:58 p.m.:
Brad Richards via text at 2:55 p.m. ET , ”nothing going on.” (ESPN)

Update, 2:50 p.m.:
May not be enough time to get deal done for Richards. (McKenzie)

Update, 2:39 p.m.:
Richards talks aren’t dead with Rangers and Stars but unlikely. (Kypreos)

While Brooks says he can’t imagine Richards would balk at waiving no trade to Rangers.

Update, 2:32 p.m.:
Richards still in play for Rangers. (Brooks)

Update, 2:28 p.m.:
Penner traded from Oilers to Kings for Colton Teubert, a 1st-round draft pick in 2011 & a conditional pick goes to Oilers in return. (The Hockey News)

…almost as big as Gretzky trade. Joking, but still a nice trade for LA.

Update, 2:26 p.m.:
Source tells @nydailynews the NHL trade landscape “dead” 40 minutes before deadline.

And Theo Fleury is bored.

Update, 2:24 p.m.:
Richards still hasn’t been asked to waive his NTC, according to his agent. (Newsday)

Update, 2:18 p.m.:
All quiet on the Rangers front. (Newsday)

…thanks Captain Obvious.

Update, 2:09 p.m.:
Blues trade Brad Winchester to Ducks for a 3rd round pick. (McKenzie)

Update, 1:58 p.m.:
Ottawa trades Chris Campoli and a conditional 7th round pick to Blackhawks for Ryan Potulny and conditional 2nd round pick. (McKenzie)

Update, 1:46 p.m.:
Florida has traded D Bryan Allen to Carolina for F Sergei Samsonov. (The FAN 590)

Update, 1:43 p.m.:
Rangers dangling Michael Del Zotto for top line player. (TFP)

Update, 1:31 p.m.:
Torts post practice presser courtesy of Jesse Spector…


Update, 1:26 p.m.:
Stars still haven’t contacted Richards camp. (ESPN)

Update, 1:22 p.m.:
Minor league deal: Oilers trade Shawn Bell to Colorado for Kevin Montgomery. (Dreger)

Update, 1:19 p.m.:
Marty Reasoner is staying in Florida. (Miami Herald)

Update, 1:15 p.m.:
McCabe on the Rangers style of play (Daily News)…

“It’s aggressive, in your face, hard-working, like I said yesterday, meat-and-potatoes hockey,” he said. “I like it. Up-tempo, you work hard, block shots and guys do the little things. That’s what you need to do in this league to win.”

Update, 1:04 p.m.:
Staal did not finish practice today. (@thenyrangers)

…not good for chances he’s playing tomorrow.

Update, 12:59 p.m.:
Former Rangers prospect Dane Byers also going to Phoenix as part of Upshall deal. (ESPN)

Update, 12:55 p.m.:
Scott Upshall & Sami Lepisto traded from Coyotes to Blue Jackets for Rostislav Klesla. (Sportsnet)

Update, 12:49 p.m.:
Sounding less and less likely that Brad Richards is going anywhere. Richards told media this morning that he has not waived his no-movement clause nor has he been asked to do so. “I’m a Dallas Star.” (

Update, 12:44 p.m.:
Richards “very encouraged” with recovery from concussion. Not likely to travel to Phoenix. (John Giannone)

…of course he’s not travelling to Phoenix the Rangers are playing at MSG tomorrow.

Update, 12:26 p.m.:
Marian Gaborik not on the ice for Rangers practice. (@thenyrangers)

…maybe he’s about to get traded. 😉

Update, 12:20 p.m.:
Rangers have not inquired about Jason Arnott. (Brooks)

Update, 12:15 p.m.:
Today’s Rangers lines at practice courtesy of Jesse Spector:


Update, 12:12 p.m.:
Jason Jaffray, D.J. King, Nathan Lawson, Pascal Leclaire, Ty Conklin and Tim Sapleton all clear waivers. (Sporting News)

Update, 12:09 p.m.:
Brett Carson claimed by Flames, Curtis McElhinney to Senators, Robbie Schremp claimed by Thrashers. (The Hockey News)

Update, 12:06 p.m.:
Marc Staal and Ruslan Fedotenko are both on the ice for practice. (Daily News)

Update, 12:01 p.m.:
Atlanta signs Mark Stuart to three-year contract extension worth $5.1 million. (NHL on NBC)

Update, 11:59 a.m.:
Detroit signs G Jimmy Howard to two-year $2.25 million per extension. (ESPN)

Update, 11:57 a.m.:
Florida trades Dennis Wideman to Caps for Jake Hauswirth and a 3rd round pick. (The Hockey News)

Update, 11:46 a.m.:
Canadiens pushing for Penner. (Eric Engels)

Update, 11:39 a.m.:
Blue Jackets believed to have interest in Isles D-man Radek Martinek. (The Hockey News)

Update, 11:32 a.m.:
Richards skated for the fifth straight day this morning. (ESPN)

…you figure he might not be ready for another week. So Rangers could be giving up a boat load for just 15 games if he leaves in the offseason. Doesn’t sound like it’s worth it to me.

Update, 11:30 a.m.:
Scott Gomez will not be traded today. (TFP)

Update, 11:27 a.m.:
Leafs bust out boardroom cam for deadline day. (Maple Leafs website)

Update, 11:15 a.m.:
Ducks interest in Islanders C Zenon Konopka believed to be very serious. (OC Register)

Update, 11:05 a.m.:
No market for Tomas Vokoun right now. (Spector’s Hockey)

…this is shocking. How can a team like Washington not be interested?

Update, 10:59 a.m.:
Thrashers D Zach Bogosian will only be moved if GM Rick Dudley is “bowled over.” (

Update, 10:51 a.m.:
4-5 teams in chase for Jason Arnott. (ESPN)

Update, 10:41 a.m.:
Florida trades former Ranger Dvorak to Atlanta for Bergfors and another former Ranger Rissmiller. (McKenzie)

…long live the Czech Mates line.

Update, 10:38 a.m.:
If Rangers can’t get Richards, they may change to focus to Oilers winger Dustin Penner. Penner, who has a $4.25 million cap hit next season, has 21 goals this season. (Daily News)

…that’s a lot of money to have against the cap this summer when Redden’s $ comes back on and the Rangers have lots of RFAs to pay.

Update, 10:30 a.m.:
Spector’s Hockey wonders Nieuwendyk is setting the price ridiculously high regarding Richards trade is because he knows no one will pay it?

…interesting theory.

Update, 10:21 a.m.:
Less than 50/50 on Rangers getting Richards now. Price too high. (Brooks)

…stand strong Glen.

Update, 10:13 a.m.:
Bruins, Ducks complete minor deal. (TSN)

Update, 10:10 a.m.:
Justin Williams signs a four year extension worth $14.6M with Kings. (McKenzie)

Update, 10:08 a.m.:
Rangers could push some bonus money to next year to open up space for Richards. (Brooks)

Update, 9:58 a.m.:
Avalanche aren’t trading Paul Stastny, but John-Michael Liles is in play. (USA Today)

Update, 9:55 a.m.:
Thrashers are close on a 3-year deal with Mark Stuart and there is interest in Ron Hainsey. (USA Today)

Update, 9:53 a.m.:
Buzzkill alert: Just a reminder that Richards suffered a concussion a week ago. Only started skating again the last few days.

Update, 9:51 a.m.:
Nieuwendyk willing to take it down to the wire with Richards to see if Rangers blink. (Newsday)

Updated, 9:48 a.m.:
Garth Snow taking calls on Martinek and Konopka. Ducks and Canucks believed to be most interested in Konopka. (Dreger)

Update, 9:42 a.m.:
Sabres inquiring about Avs Liles. (TFP)

…hard charging Sabres, who got Boyes last night, could put a real scare into Rangers playoff hopes with Liles.

Update, 9:37 a.m.:
Good news injury wise for Chris Higgins increases trade value. (USA Today)

…when did he have trade value?

Update, 9:35 a.m.:
Rangers feel price it too high for Richards right now. (ESPN)

…we all do.

Update, 9:32 a.m.:
You know where I say “where do I sign” below regarding the Richards offer. Scratch that just realized I missed the word prospect.

Update, 9:25 a.m.:
Leafs not getting John-Michael Liles from Avs. (ESPN)

Update, 9:21 a.m.:
Now Stars not moving Richards? (NHL)

Update, 9:19 a.m.:
Jason Armot (NJD) says he’s willing to waive NMC for team in playoffs. (Fire & Ice)

Update, 9:16 a.m.:
Richards only willing to waive his no move clause for one team. (Dreger)

Update, 9:12 a.m.:
Anisimov, #1 and prospect are now asking price for Richards. (Brooks)

…where do I sign.

Update, 7:36 a.m.:
Senators signed D Chris Phillips to three-year extension last night. (ESPN)

Update, 7:34 a.m.:
@DarrenDreger reports one source says if the terms don’t change, Richards isn’t going anywhere.

Update, 7:31 a.m.:
Brad Richards in late Dec.: “[People} assume that because I’m not signed, I’m going to be traded. That’s not necessarily how it all works.” (Cotsonika)

Update, 7:29 a.m.:
@ElliotteFriedman says the Rangers are a team looking to add today.

Update, 7:27 a.m.:
Look for Panthers to move Marty Reasoner and Radek Dvorak today. (LeBrun)

Original Post:

The first trade actually took place last night as the Blues traded Brad Boyes to BUF for 2nd round pick in 2011. (McKenzie)

For all the trades that have already taken place, and there have been a lot, head over to TSN’s trade tracker.

Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at

More Sports


It’s a beautiful fall day here on Long Island and I’m sitting outside writing about the Chargers.  I guess not much has changed in the last (…)

More NY Rangers