Officially, the NHL trade deadline is March 3, but in reality, it’s Feb. 15. That’s the day the league shuts down for the 2010 Olympics. League play resumes on March 1.
Something lured Vancouver’s brass to Montreal to see a game between two teams below the playoff line...
Sekeres tables two theories:
We haven't seen MG terribly aggressive when it comes to trades (basically the Bernier and Ehrhoff trades are under his belt and he stood pat at last year's deadline) but I'll throw my weight behind bolstering the third line, be it in the form of Backes or anyone else.
As for the defense, I'd steer clear of Sydor-esque answers and focus on younger replacements. I'm sure Ossi would answer wherever he is (oh, there he is).
What say you?