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Wednesday’s FTB: The trade deadline heats up

Trades are coming in hot and fast!

Detroit Red Wings v Toronto Maple Leafs
Enjoy San Jose Eric. Must be nice to escape that February weather in....San Diego
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A shutout win and a trade all in one night. Nothing is going to slow the Maple Leafs down!

Eric Fehr was traded as we all assumed, but not to the Anaheim Ducks surprisingly. After spending most of the season with the Ducks AHL team Fehr is now with the San Jose Sharks. In return the Maple Leafs get a 2020 7th round pick.

Earlier in the day the Boston Bruins acquired Nick Holden from the New York Rangers for Rob O’Gara and a 2018 3rd rounder. Back to back days with two trades. Only six more days of trading left, whats on deck for today?

Last night the Maple Leafs also defeated the Florida Panthers in a shutout, finally breaking the ‘Tuesday night vs a Southeast Division’ team curse. Damn it was a good day. Here’s some more news.

Maple Leafs trade Eric Fehr to the San Jose Sharks - Pension Plan Puppets
If you ever get sent to the minors, you want to approach like Fehr did.

Never in doubt: Panthers 0 - Leafs 1 - Pension Plan Puppets
Freddie picks up the shutout as the Leafs beat the Cats

2018 Olympic women’s hockey: Finland wins bronze medal over Russia 3-2 - Pension Plan Puppets
Noora Räty ties Florence Schelling with 10 Olympic wins.

Checking in with the enemy: Bruins trade for Nick Holden - Pension Plan Puppets
The Bruins give up a pick and an AHL player for a depth defensive add of an unusual kind.

Josh Leivo is a Perfect Deadline Target - Last Word on Hockey
Teams should get more creative and try to acquire Josh Leivo instead or Rick Nash or Michael Grabner.

Sharks acquire Eric Fehr from Maple Leafs, for some reason - Fear The Fin
San Jose trades its seventh-round pick in 2020 for forward Eric Fehr.

The Eric Fehr Trade: How the Toronto Maple Leafs turned waiver claim Frank Corrado into two draft picks - MLHS
In the end, by holding onto Corrado (who was claimed off of waivers by the Leafs in 2015, and hasn’t established himself as a regular NHLer in three different cities now at age 24) until the deadline last year rather than waiving him at some point during the season, and then taking on Fehr’s contract in the trade, the Leafs managed to squeeze the asset for all it was worth.

Eugene Melnyk needs to go - Silver Seven
As a fan, I’m more than sick of the direction of this franchise

Seattle Ticket Drive Begins March 1st According to Mayor of Seattle
The Mayor of Seattle, Jenny Durkan announced on Twitter today that the city will start its Seattle ticket drive on March 1st. This comes one week after Seattle officially applied for an NHL expansion franchise.

Setting Proper Expectations - Die By The Blade
The NHL trade deadline is an exciting time of the year, but fans may want to temper expectations for the Sabres

Enjoy your day!