Well, gang - it's deadline day once again.
The media hype always seems to overshadow the actual events that occur on a day like today. But it's basically a Canadian holiday as their two networks go toe-to-toe for ratings, coverage, and being the first to break stories.
I'll do my best to keep updating you as the day goes on using Twitter, NHL.com, and the idiot box.
Make the jump for trade updates.
Updated 9:00 AM EST - so far...the only trades being made are glances from my work computer to my personal computer. Slow going this morning...
Updated 9:30 AM EST - per Ted Kulfan's twitter: If fans expect the Wings to do something BIG today....well, you'll be disappointed. Minor, if anything.
Updated 10:00 AM EST - per CBS Detroit: Kenny "Tick Tock" Holland plans to man the phones right up until the 3 PM EST trade deadline. Kenny's main priority is to get a depth forward with size and grit.
Updated 10:01 AM EST - per TSN's James Duthie's twitter: Peca saying Gaustad likely to be dealt. Detroit an obvious possible destination
Updated 10:23 AM EST - per RDS reporter Renaud Lavoie's twitter: Andrei Kostitsyn learned he's traded to Nashville, but is waiting for official words by Predators or Canadiens
Updated 10:40 AM EST - per SportsNet reporter Louis Jean's twitter: Done deal. Andrei Kostitsyn has been traded to Nashville.
Updated 11:34 AM EST - per Kevin Allen's twitter: Red Wings are NOT acquiring Paul Gaustad.
Honestly if the Wings do not make a deal I understand. The team is playing well, could we use some tweeks, yeah what team doesn't? Trust me, that cap space will come into play in a big way over the summer.
Pretty bummed about no Gaustad though.
it would be a real bummer to sit on all that cap space and do next to nothing with it. if no one is available, then no one is available, but i'll still be bummed.