Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Happy Trade Deadline Day and Wednesday Wrap-Up

Today is the day that everyone has been waiting for. Many have compared Trade Deadline Day to Christmas, New Years Eve, the Super Bowl or whatever.

The thing that is amazing to me is the wild rumors that fly with no logic or basis to them. As you watch Twitter or NHL Network or listen to XM Home Ice, try to look at rumors with a critical eye and consider the source before you are convinced that it is true.

Ninety percent of the stories of the trades that actually happen will come from reliable sources like one of the TSN guys, Kevin Allen, or a few others that are in the know so don't get hyped up like folks did yesterday over a random Tweet like happened here.

Folks in Nashville are excited because the Predators are players again this year after sitting out last trade deadline and paying for it with staying home at the season's end. At the end of the day, will Dan Hamhus, Ryan Jones and Dan Ellis still be wearing the Black and Blue? We will know in a few hours.

Enjoy your trade deadline day!

Preds-Oilers Wrap...

Here is our game story with postgame interviews from last night.

John Glennon has his game story, notes column and postgame ponderings.

Jim Diamond has his game story as does David Boclair.

In the blog world, stories come from The View from 111, Forechecker, Brandon Felder, Section 303, and See Puck City.

The other side of the story came from The Edmonton Sun and the Edmonton Journal.

In Pred Nation...

Jackson got us set up on iTunes formally so all of our POTG Radio podcasts can be downloaded easily.

Section 303 asks if Ryan Jones will be the next Rich Peverly since he was placed on waivers.

John Glennon looks at the potential of keeping Dan Hamhuis and having a very deep defense corps for the playoff run.

Pred prospect Mark Dekanich was named the AHL Goalie of the Month for February.

The Copper and Blue rate NHL teams on bang for the buck and the Preds are number one. No surprise. David Poile is the master.

Puck Daddy talks about a "Dan Hamhuis Derby".

Around the NHL...

RLD Hockey Radio episode 3 is now up on podcast. Ryan also has an interesting post on the top five deadline deals in the last five years.

Steve Lapore has been added to the NHL Insider Twitter feed. This is a very compact way to see real trade news without all the noise and rumors.

CapGeek has a cap calculator to try out potential trades with.

Matt Reitz analyzes the Crisis of Confidence that fans have with Gary Bettman.

Puck Daddy asks NHL Digest's Tyler McKinna for 5 Reasons he loves hockey. Good stuff!

For those ready to get toasted early today. the Trade Deadline Drinking Game is presented by The Program.

Finally, if you were at the Pred's game last night did you catch the new name of the arena? If you were there, you know what I'm talking about.

More Later...

Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass

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