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Canes Country’s 2018 NHL Trade Deadline Live

All the latest deals in one place.

“You know what to do, right?”
Jamie Kellner

Welcome to the most chaotic day of the NHL calendar.

The trade deadline is five hours away, and we have you covered here at Canes Country. We’ll have details on all the major trades going down across the league today, and should the Hurricanes get in on the action we’ll go in detail to see what they got, what they traded away, and what impact it will have on the stretch run.

Practice begins at 11:00 a.m. at PNC, and we’re planning to hang around through the 3:00 deadline to get the latest from the team whenever it becomes available. (Now is probably a good time to hit up @CanesCountry on Twitter if you haven’t already.) We’ll have reaction to the day’s events as it happens, posting links and tweets to update this article throughout the day, and of course y’all can carry on conversations in the comments as the deadline draws nearer.

It’s the day where you’re probably “working” and accomplishing next to nothing, so keep it here as we take you right up to 3:00!

10:30 a.m.: We have our first deal of deadline day: Ian Cole heads to the Blue Jackets, meaning that his Senators career lasted one fewer game than James Wisnewski’s with the Hurricanes.

11:10 a.m.: The Canes have been mentioned in a trade rumor for the first time today! (And they were apparently turned down.)

11:38 a.m.: Practice is done, a little early because the team has to catch a flight this afternoon. Everyone was accounted for, so no surprise absences today. Ron Francis is scheduled to meet the media at 3, so he presumably won’t be on the flight.

Meanwhile, it looks like the Ryan Hartman rumors are going to result in nothing from a Canes perspective:

12:06 p.m.: Waiver wire news...

^ Alt is a former Hurricanes draft pick, drafted in the second round in 2010, 53rd overall, 16 spots after Justin Faulk.

And on the other side of the waiver wire:

12:10 p.m.: Predators win the Ryan Hartman sweepstakes.

12:20 p.m.: The St. Louis Blues are officially sellers.

According to Darren Dreger, the Blues will retain 50% of Stastny’s salary, and Stastny waived his NMC to join the Jets.

2:15 p.m.: We had a little bit of a lull (I think the GMs may have been getting lunch, because that’s what I was doing) but two deals just popped up, including one of the big names on the market:

More details on the Evander Kane trade:

2:30 pm: Heading back into PNC Arena for Ron Francis press conference at 3:00 pm. We’ll stream it live on Facebook, check us out here:

2:50 pm: With ten minutes to spare before the bell rings, the Blue Jackets add.

2:55 pm: A reminder, a player must be on an AHL roster at 3:00 pm ET today in order to be eligible to be sent down from the NHL any time thereafter for the rest of the season. And with that in mind, Haydn Fleury, Josh Jooris, and Lucas Wallmark have all been assigned to Charlotte as paper transactions to preserve their eligibility for the AHL playoffs.

3:00 pm: Josh Jooris is on his way to Pittsburgh, reportedly for a minor league player to round out depth in Charlotte. Brett will cover the details in a separate article shortly. Also of note, Tomas Tatar is on his way from Detroit to Vegas, and Ryan McDonagh is on his was to Tampa Bay. Details still forthcoming.

Ron Francis is meeting with the media, Brian is covering it Live on Facebook, follow along here:

Ron Francis Trade Deadline Day live

Posted by Canes Country on Monday, February 26, 2018