Happy trade deadline day!
Sorry for the late FTB, but I was up all night with giddy anticipation of today.
It's the final few hours that GMs can tinker with their teams to get that magic roster that will win them a cup.
The deadline to file trades is 3PM, but we know the small ones will continue to trickle out for a bit afterwards.
Big names are expected to move today, like Ryan O'Rielly, Vladimir Tarasenko, Patrick Kane, and Jakob Chychrun.
Well, I'm sure there will be something big today. Probably.
Let's just run down the big Leafs moves so far.
Toronto Maple Leafs acquire Ryan O’Reilly from St. Louis Blues
The Leafs made their first big move early.
Then got some depth.
Maple Leafs acquire Sam Lafferty and Jake McCabe
They brought back an old friend.
Engvall to the Islanders Schenn to the Leafs (yes, I mean Luke)
Gave a young kid a fresh start.
Rasmus Sandin traded for Erik Gustafsson and a 1st
What's next for the Leafs?
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It seems like the big moves are already done around the NHL as well.
Kane, Tarasenko to the Rangers.
Vladimir Tarasenko and Niko Mikkola Acquired From St. Louis Blues
The Kane Chronicles
Chychrun to the Senators.
Dorion's trade for Chychrun isn't just a home run for the Senators — it's a grand slam
While not a top player it was a big deal trade for the Kings.
Quick traded to Golden Knights day after being acquired by Blue Jackets
Ugh. The Oilers got better.
After acquiring Mattias Ekholm and Nick Bjugstad, multiple reports say Edmonton Oilers likely done ahead of trade deadline
The Devils got their man.
Devils finalize deal to acquire forward Timo Meier from Sharks – Sportsnet.ca
And lots more. So many more it will take forever to link to them but they're big!
So, what's left for today? Depth moves, mostly. Some teams will finally admit to being sellers. Some will be in denial and buy (Canucks).
But what will definitely happen is Sportsnet and TSN will for sure have to find ways to fill time.
This was going to debut on #TradeCentre, but since the GMs couldn’t wait, neither will we...— TSN (@TSN_Sports) March 3, 2023
Here is #BadforBedard. pic.twitter.com/xNVLyqADjT
Enjoy the day!