So many deals have already happened, as top teams load up:
-Lightning acquire D Braydon Coburn from the Lightning in exchange for D Radko Gudas and a 1st and 3rd round pick in this year's draft.
-Bruins acquire F Brett Connolly from the Lightning in exchange for a second round pick in 2015 and 2016.
-Chicago was early on the draw acquiring veteran D Kimmo Timonen and C Antoine Vermette. Boo!!!
See the entire list of trades (updated live) on TSN here.
As for the Canucks? Don't expect much movement. The Canucks are a team that Jim Benning and Trevor Linden expect to make the playoffs. They are well on their way for that. But management is not going to dive in on rentals that cost them high draft picks or good prospects. We are not contenders. Plus, with the way the kids have played during the injuries to Alex Edler, Chris Tanev, Kevin Bieksa, Nick Bonino, Alex Burrows why would the GM be anything but happy with the depth of the team moving forward? The kids are alright.
Is Zack Kassian truly in management's good books now after his success with the Sedins? Time will tell The Province's Jason Botchford thinks the big guy is getting traded. I tend to agree. Like, the bridge has already been burned. At the same time, Kassian is exactly the type of player the Sedins need on their line. Wanna punch a Sedin? Say hello to Mr. Kassassin, fucker. Time will soon tell what management really thinks of him. A no trade of the big guy is a huge vote of confidence.
Anyway, I'm gonna hang out for a while and watch the action. We'll do our best to keep you updated on what the Canucks do today, including full analysis of any acquisitions, sooner or later.