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This may be the only picture on the planet where MG is somewhat smiling. [via <a href="http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/2011/02/16/gillis_mike487_381.jpg">www.sportsnet.ca</a>]
This may be the only picture on the planet where MG is somewhat smiling. [via www.sportsnet.ca]

Much like a summer blockbuster, the NHL trade deadline seems so exciting in theory. You watch the trailers and think "you know, maybe this won't be a huge cocktease this year." That is until you pony up the $15 bucks at the AMC and realize that - just like last year - your feelings have been crushed under the weight of your own lofty expectations.

Stupid Xbox, trades are so much easier on you. 

This is the third Mike Gillis trade deadline and he has only Andrew Alberts to show for his efforts. Maybe find some fourth line help if possible. Maybe a spare part if the right deal comes along. In all likelihood it will be more interesting to see what other Western teams do to prepare for the post season. To all of them I say: please run trade approvals via Dale Tallon. He's friggin' aces.

On the chance a prospect bids us farewell let us say now: "we'll miss making nicknames for you and we apologize for the sudden dark embarkment of your career."

Enjoy the bedlam and laugh at the rumors with us.