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Canes Country’s 2017 Trade Deadline Live

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It’s time for the NHL’s annual trip into the realm of the occasionally absurd and never boring.

Welcome, yet again, to another edition of “NHL General Managers Pay Ron Francis Exorbitant Prices For Rentals.” If you missed it yesterday:

So, needless to say, buckle up.

Hurricanes GM Ron Francis will meet the media at PNC Arena at 3:00 this afternoon. We’ll cover it live (hopefully with a Facebook Live stream) and will have a recap soon after. The preview for tonight’s game against the Lightning — because, after all, there is order in the universe, and some things are not to be trifled with — will be up later this afternoon.

Until then, stay here as we keep you updated throughout an unpredictable day on Edwards Mill Road and across the league.


  • 10:00 a.m.: Here’s a slightly longer story on the Teravainen rumors. He’s a free agent to be, but a restricted one with no arbitration rights. One would think that if he goes somewhere, it ain’t gonna be for a draft pick.
  • 10:05 a.m.: Not trade deadline related, but noteworthy nonetheless: Bob Miller, the Kings’ TV play-by-play man who has been broadcasting Kings games since 1973, is reportedly announcing his retirement this afternoon. He’s been in declining health, but it’s still a shock to a city still reeling from the retirement of Vin Scully earlier this year. Enjoy Chuck and John while you can, because as today will make blindingly clear, they won’t be here forever.
  • 10:50 a.m.: A brief reminder from Jamie on why you may be seeing quite a few players sent (at least on paper) to the AHL this afternoon before 3:00:
  • 11:55 a.m.: The Panthers, who were reportedly in on Jannik Hansen last night, have picked up Thomas Vanek from the Red Wings for Dylan McIlrath, a former first-rounder now on his third team of the season, and a third-round pick.
  • 12:05 p.m.: Waivers have processed for today, and the only player who was claimed was Joseph Cramarossa, who goes from Anaheim to Vancouver. Everyone else cleared, including Eric Fehr, who the Penguins put on waivers and some thought may have been picked up by someone.
  • 12:20 p.m.: Dwight King is no longer a member of the Kings, for those of you who enjoy those sort of things. The Canadiens have picked him up for a 2018 fourth-rounder.
  • 12:50 p.m.: Nothing official yet, but the Kings are on the verge of picking up Jarome Iginla and the Bruins are moving closer on getting Dmitry Kulikov.
  • 1:25 p.m.: Now the Iginla deal is official. The Avalanche are receiving a conditional fourth-round pick.
  • 1:55 p.m.: Current status:
  • 2:05 p.m.: Nothing forces NHL GMs into making deals like a Simpsons GIF: Kyle Quincey to the Blue Jackets with Dalton Prout going to the Devils in return.
  • 2:10 p.m.: And another one - the Avalanche have traded a forward to the Eastern Conference! Wait, it’s just Andreas Martinsen to the Canadiens for Sven Andrighetto.
  • 2:30 p.m.: Here’s a minor surprise: Pierre LeBrun says that the Lightning have picked up UFA-to-be Mark Streit from the Flyers. The return? Valtteri Filppula, a 4th and a conditional 7th. Plus $5 million in cap space.
  • 2:45 p.m.: As expected, Phil Di Giuseppe has been assigned to the Checkers temporarily as a paper transaction to preserve his AHL playoff eligibility. He will be “recalled” at about 3:01 p.m. Once he is recalled, the Canes will have three more non-emergency recalls available to them the remainder of the season.
  • 2:50 p.m.: Devils trade P.A. Parenteau to the Predators for a sixth-round pick.
  • 2:54 p.m.: And now things are starting to get busy. Curtis Lazar is headed to the Flames with Mike Kostka for Jyrki Jokipakka and a second round pick.
  • 3:00 p.m.:

Canes GM Ron Francis live on the Canes' trade deadline activity

Posted by Canes Country on 1hb Mac 2017