Trade deadline day is by far my favorite day of the year. And as has been the case since I started this blog back in 2007, I will be posting every trade and rumor out there as well as any Rangers news in this one post that will be updated throughout the day and into the evening. Today and July 1st are the only two days that I blog about teams other than the Rangers. It's just too fun a day to leave anything out. And of course if you guys see something I haven't posted, please leave it in the comments section or e-mail me at (
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3:30 p.m. - Redden to Bruins. (RDS)
3:08 p.m. - SJ acquires Raffi Torres for 3rd rounder in 2013. Wild acquire Jason Pominville. Larsson and Hackett going the other way to Buffalo.
3:06 p.m. - Return for Gaborik is Brassard, John Moore, Dorsett and 6th round pick.
...rumors were Gabby for depth. Looks like it happened.
2:36 p.m. - Dreger reporting Gaborik going to Columbus. (NHL)
....HOLY CRAP!!!!! Dubinsky?
2:27 p.m. - Flyers acquire Steve Mason from Blue Jackets. (RDS)
...for some reason Flyers don't have confidence in the Universe.
2:24 p.m. - The Canucks are involved in at least 4 trade discussions ranging from Luongo potential to depth players. (Dreger)
2:18 p.m. - Buffalo has a serious offer they're considering for Jason Pominville. (The Fourth Period)
2:11 p.m. - Wild appears close to trading one of its young goalies. (Star Tribune)
2:07 p.m. - Ben Bishop has been told he's been traded from OTT to TB for Cory Conacher and a 4th round pick. (McKenzie)
...as we Rangers fans know, Bishop is a good young goaltender.
2:01 p.m. - Detroit, Philly, Montreal and Chicago have inquired about Dmitry Kulikov. (The Fourth Period)
1:40 p.m. - Panthers won't trade Brian Campbell today. (RDS)
...sounds like no one is trading anyone today.
1:26 p.m. - Carolina has traded Jussi Jokinen to the Pittsburgh Penguins. (LeBrun)
...wonder if he'll play tonight. Probably not.
1:20 p.m. - Mike Ribeiro doesn't see himself moving or signing today. (Washington Times)
1:09 p.m. - Wild interested in Pominville. (Star Tribune)
1:04 p.m. - While the blog was down Nashville sent Hannan to San Jose for a conditional 6\7th round pick and Jerred Smithson went from FLA to EDM for a draft pick, believed to be a fourth round pick.
...so basically you missed nothing.
...not unexpected with Kreider. But very surprised with Miller. Guess team doesn't want to put them in position to fail.
12:08 p.m. - The Blues are offering up D Wade Redden and Flames want to move D Anton Babchuk. (Ottawa Sun)
...LOL!!!!! That didn't last long.
12:05 p.m. - Mike Santorelli picked up on waivers by Winnipeg Jets. Flyers claim Adam Hall on waivers from Tampa. (LeBrun)
12:00 p.m. - Red Wings are NOT pursuing defensemen today. (USA Today)
11:50 a.m. - Filip Kuba also not on for Panthers practice ice this morning. (Miami Herlad)
...Kuba is someone who is always linked to the Rangers.
11:48 a.m. - Any chance we see Clowe vs. Iginla rematch tonight?...
11:45 a.m. - A few Panthers not practicing today including Tomas Kopecky and Marcel Goc. (Miami Herald)
11:37 a.m. - Looks like Asham also a scratch tonight vs. Pens. (Daily News)
...Clowe acquisition makes Asham useless.
11:35 a.m. - Blackhawks wouldn't even consider trading Brandon Saad. (ESPN)
11:33 a.m. - Sources indicate Kiprusoff will stay in Calgary and retire at the end of the season. (Dreger)
11:23 a.m. - Chris Kreider & Matt Gilroy will be healthy scratches for Rangers tonight. (Bergen Record)
11:21 a.m. - The Coyotes are not trading G Mike Smith. (LeBrun)
11:20 a.m. - Isles are trying to land Blackhawks rookie Brandon Saad. (Newsday)
11:16 a.m. - Staal working out, not skating at practice facility. Here's his new helmet with visor. (Daily News)
11:10 a.m. - Coyotes one of 5 teams in on Sens G Ben Bishop. Better than 50-50 chance he's moved today. (McKenzie)
11:07 a.m. - Clowe may play on a line with RIchards and Gaborik tonight. (Zipay)
...is that an indication that Gabby isn't being moved?
11:00 a.m. - Clowe at practice. (Rangers)
10:57 a.m. - Bruins could be interested in Ron Hainsey. (ESPN)
10:55 a.m. - If the Sharks do anything else today it's just to add a depth, veteran-type player. (LeBrun)
10:45 a.m. - Lundqvist starts vs. Penguins tonight. (Bergen Record)
10:42 a.m. - Flyers say there is "nothing hot" at moment in regard to Yandle, McBain and Streit. (Philly.com)
10:39 a.m. - Three or four teams interested in Buffalo's Drew Stafford. (Ottawa Sun)
10:33 a.m. - Ryan Clowe on ice for Rangers optional morning skate in Greenburgh. So is Carl Hagelin, who missed due to maintenance yesterday. (Daily News)
10:25 a.m. - Ryan Miller and Thomas Vanek are not likely to be traded. (The Fourth Period)
10:16 a.m. - Islanders are still talking with agent for Evgeni Nabokov about an extension, but nothing imminent. No chance he's moved today. (Newsday)
...i hate to say it but Nabokov has been tremendous for them.
10:13 a.m. - Penguins looking to make one more addition. (Inside Pittsburgh Sports)
10:09 a.m. - Rangers don't have the maneuverability to acquire Yandle. (ESPN)
$5.25 million per till 2016 for Yandle.
...he would look nice back there. But not for that price.
10:07 a.m. - Adam Herman tries to make sense of the Clowe trade. (TheNYRBlog)
10:05 a.m. - If Flyers want Yandle, it'll cost them Couturier. (The Fourth Period)
10:00 a.m. - Oilers will likely stand pat. Perhaps, add a depth forward. (Dreger)
9:58 a.m. - Keith Yandle can be had for the right price, but he comes with a big ticket. Three more years on his deal at a $5.25M cap hit. (Sportsnet)
9:56 a.m. - The Jets are shopping Alexander Burmistrov. He could move today. (Ottawa Sun)
9:53 a.m. - The Hurricanes will try to move Jussi Jokinen today. He cleared waivers once. (Ottawa Sun)
9:52 a.m. - Jesper Fast has been assigned to the Whale. (Zipay)
...guess Torts didn't like what he saw.
9:08 a.m. - Oilers likely to hold D Ryan Whitney. (Sportsnet)
9:07 a.m. - Mike Ribeiro is ready to accept a 4 year extension. Waiting to hear from Caps. (RDS)
9:05 a.m. - A name that's out there today: Jason Chimera. (LeBrun)
9:00 a.m. - Clowe jersey. (Rangers)
8:58 a.m. - Islanders inform Streit he will not be dealt. (ESPN)
8:56 a.m. - Blackhawks won't be aggressive today. Ottawa asking price on Ben Bishop right now: 2nd-round pick with either a player or a prospect. (LeBrun)
8:54 a.m. - Flyers have interest in Keith Yandle. (LeBrun)
8:51 a.m. - Clowe is in New York. Took red eye. Expects toplay tonight vs. Penguins. Says decision was between Rangers and Canucks. (Zipay)
...with only 13 games left, he better be in there tonight.
8:33 a.m. - Colorado will move Ryan O'Byrne. Detroit, Rangers, two likely spots. (Sportsnet)
...final year of contract at $1.8 million.
8:32 a.m. - Rangers aren't done. In the market for a defenseman. Looking at many options. (Dreger)
8:30 a.m. - Teams are talking to Florida about Dmitry Kulikov. (LeBrun)
...young defenseman. Should be expensive.
8:28 a.m. - Kiprusoff has not given anyone indication he's had a change of heart on reporting if traded. (Kyproes)
8:25 a.m. - Swiss media speculate Streit to Bruins. (Szymon Szemberg)
8:19 a.m. - Bruins still hoping to add a defenseman before the deadline, priority being a rental. (LeBrun)
8:17 a.m. - Canucks/Maple Leafs will resume Luongo trade talks today. Canucks asking about Kulemin or MacArthur to be part of a deal. (The Fourth Period)
8:11 a.m. - Joni Pitkanen's season-ending injury doesn't necessarily mean CAR won't trade Jamie McBain. (McKenzie)
...McBain is a defenseman I've seen linked to the Rangers and might be a very good fit. One year left on contract that pays him $1.8 million.
8:09 a.m. - Coyotes are a team to watch today as they have nine UFA's and have been getting calls on Derek Morris and Rostislav Klesla. (Sportsnet)
8:06 a.m. - Minnesota Wild looking to upgrade, but not at the risk of mortgaging future, messing with chemistry. (Star Tribune)
8:01 a.m. - Ryane Clowe is extremely excited to be joining the Rangers. (Clowe on Twitter)
7:59 a.m. - Odds are Brad Richards or Marian Gaborik will be an ex-Ranger by next season. (Bergen Record)
7:57 a.m. - Three players to watch today: Jason Pominville BUF Drew Stafford BUF Raffi Torres PHX (Garrioch)
7:43 a.m. - Columbus General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen wants to add some offensive firepower today but says no deal is imminent. (Columbus Dispatch)
7:40 a.m. - Detroit GM Ken Holland still looking around the trade market, but he's comfortable if he ends the day with the same team. (USA Today)
7:38 a.m. - Canucks GM Mike Gillis says he has four teams who are interested in Luongo. (Sportsnet)
7:02 a.m. - Lots of interest in Raffi Torres. (LeBrun)
7:01 a.m. - Mark Streit is unlikely to agree on extension with the Islanders. (Dreger)
...still kills me that the Rangers could have had Streit over Redden,
7:00 a.m. - The Rangers could be looking to make a salary-dump move by getting rid of a bottom-six forward, including Brian Boyle ($1.7 million) or Taylor Pyatt ($1.55 million). They are also still in the market to add a defenseman. (NY Post)
For all the trades that have already taken place head over to TSN's trade tracker.
Can't be surprised...Always liked Gaborik, but he has always had lazy phases in his career,and everyone knows that won't fly with Torts at the helm...Brassard has talent and had little around him in C-bus...Moore has tons of upside...Dorsett gives the Rangers much needed balls...
Just got back from work. ....
It was all a matter of time for Kreider and Miller...no surprise there.
I've wanted Gaborik gone since he gave up on that play along the boards weeks ago. Can't play scared in this league. He's still thinking about that shoulder of his. Let him think about it in Columbus.
For all of you who have missed Prust......wait til Dorsett gets in the line-up after the clavicle heals. High-energy.....hits anything that moves......and for his size....will take on all comers. Good middleweight. And he can also put the puck in the net.
I have no problem with the trade. We get 3 good young players back and now have the cap space to take care of our own. I read that Moore has been compared as Niedermayer-lite in some ways, which sounds like a plus. Gabs "on one, off one" seasons were annoying.
I think torts knows hes being fired soon, so hes trading the entire stanley cup team to CBj in hopes to get a job there soon.
I honestly don't know why this is a surprise. This is what happens when you don't produce and can be inconsistent. The Rangers also have cap issues. They are a soft team, etc., etc., etc. However, I am happy for Gabby. Playing for Tortorella choked his game to death and we would have lost him to free agency eventually anyhow.
How come no one here remembers Torts getting fired from the Lightning the year they won the Cup? Those players on that team won it all despite him. then they made sure he got the heave ho.....The rangers should take note. I bet Nash will get him fired next year when he gets tired of his bullshit.
@TheNYRBlog THIS IS WHAT I SAID!
@TheNYRBlog Whos left in our line-up tonight if Kreids and JT have been sent down? You think Gaborik trade came together after the move?
Guy is a 40 goal scorer 2 of last 3 full seasons; having horrible year for sure but we received nothing in return. Don't like this trade & I think it's shortsighted.
It's probably a good deal for Gabby. Maybe a change in scenary will help him get his game back. I've got to think that at some point he requested a trade and I'm sure there weren't a lot of takers. Big contract, shoulder injury last year, numbers are down, he wasn't a real attractive buy.
@TheNYRBlog That blows. Fuck Torts
@TheNYRBlog gotta say this is why I don't buy jerseys of active players anymore...
Return on trade is Brassard, John Moore, Dorsett and 6th round pick. Wow. Young guys. Not a lot of scoring. Rumor was Rangers would trade Gabby for glue guys.
trading gabby for a bag a rocks??? even though he is having a horrible season and is cold right now... he's still Gabby!! 40 goals last season AT RGHT WING!!!and is capable of heating up at any moment HATE THIS TRADE!!!
@McPhee37 I really liked Gabby's play up until this year. As far as I know I was one of the 1st here to pick up on his shoulder injury which I believe he tweaked - about 8-10 games in he got absolutely pasted (I forgot who or what team), and of course nobody stood up for him and from that point on the lethal wrister and board play both disappeared. . Playing scared as you say. I wish him well in columbus and am grateful for what he brought here. Unfortunately his shoulder may never heal completely (I have a shoulder injury from when I kick boxed over 20 yrs ago that never fully healed) but the really great ones will make adjustments for their changing bodies. If he is as smart and savvy as I think he is then after a long off season with the CBJ he may become a 40 goal scorer again.
BTW George McPhee was one of the most underrated players in my opinion and my fav Ranger from that era (and he was born the same year as me) - not that you would say so here but is that you???
One thing I definitely can tell from your commentary here is that you know this game very well, like a true insider would :)
@ATCRyan Well, John Davidson is taking a jet to pick up Gaborik so he can play with the Jackets tomorrow night....sooo....yeah.
@Thebodisatfa1 It's just like the championship Oilers turning into the ’94 Rangers, just different.
yeah, and we got nothin for him
@AG_Blue Yeah, what's up with that?
@AG_Blue Another move coming?
maybe we can use some of those guys to make some glue ... this seems like a short return ... i'm bummed
Guess our lineup is in shambles for tonights game. Good call sending down Miller & Kreider...
brassard en route to ny as we speak. possible lines?
nevermind they recalled miller lol wtf is going on today...