NHL Trade Deadline Live: Latest News, Rumors, Updates On Deadline Day


February 29, 2016

4:55 p.m.: Not a surprise.

4:45 p.m.: The Ducks made another good trade to free up salary cap space this season and next season.

They made this one, too.

4 p.m.: It appears everything finally has settled down. Here’s a look at some of NESN.com’s NHL trade deadline content, with plenty more to come, including a live stream of the Bruins’ post-trade deadline news conference at 5 p.m. ET from TD Garden.

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3:50 p.m.: Here’s the reported return on the Ducks’ acquisition of Jamie McGinn from the Buffalo Sabres.

3:46 p.m.: There’s been buzz for almost the entire hour since the trade deadline expired that the Anaheim Ducks might have gotten a move in before the deadline. It appears they have, according to multiple outlets, as the Ducks reportedly acquired forward Jamie McGinn from the Buffalo Sabres.

3:35 p.m.: Apparently the Bruins gave up even more than first believed. Here’s what they’re sending to New Jersey, according to Elliotte Friedman.

3:32 p.m.: The Montreal Canadiens traded Devante Smith-Pelly to New Jersey for Stefan Matteau.

3:16 p.m.: Here are the reported returns on the John-Michael Liles and Lee Stempniak deals for the Bruins.

3:13 p.m.: Speaking of buzzer-beaters, the Bruins also have acquired Lee Stempniak from the New Jersey Devils, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie.

Stempniak has 16 goals and 25 assists in 63 games this season.

3:12 p.m.: The New York Islanders also beat the buzzer in adding some forward depth, reportedly acquiring Shane Prince from the Ottawa Senators.

3:06 p.m.: Jonathan Drouin is staying put, and the Lightning aren’t doing anything.

The six trade-deadline deals across the league would be the fewest since 1987.

3:04 p.m.: Meanwhile, the Bruins reportedly didn’t trade Loui Eriksson.

3:02 p.m.: The Bruins reportedly made a trade before the deadline, acquiring John-Michael Liles from the Carolina Hurricanes, according to TVA’s Renaud Lavoie.

3:01 p.m.: So much for the Dallas Stars acquiring Dan Hamhuis, or at least that’s what the reports are indicating.

3 p.m.: Trade talks should now cease, as we’ve hit the 3 p.m. ET deadline. Now we sit and wait to hear of any trades that might have went down before the buzzer.

2:57 p.m.: The Bruins might be turning their attention to Carolina defenseman John-Michael Liles.

2:52 p.m.: Are the Chicago Blackhawks jumping in and joining the Dan Hamhuis sweepstakes? Sure sounds like it.

Dallas reportedly is still in the running, though.

2:45 p.m.: So much for that.

2:40 p.m.: It’s almost 3 p.m., and the Boston Bruins remain quiet, although that could change at the drop of a hat. Most of the questions center around Loui Eriksson.

2:37 p.m.: Nick Kypreos on Sportsnet just now said he “fully” expects the Dallas Stars to land defenseman Dan Hamhuis. We shall see.

2:33 p.m.: Time is short, and the Dallas Stars are trying to really make a splash, according to Sportsnet’s John Shannon.

2:19 p.m.: You had to know the Anaheim Ducks weren’t going to just sit back and watch the day pass them by. They’ve reportedly acquired Brandon Pirri from the Florida Panthers for just a sixth-round pick, according to reports.

2:12 p.m.: The Bruins might not be alone in the chase for Dan Hamhuis. Not only do the Dallas Stars reportedly have interest, the Pittsburgh Penguins might be in the mix, although they could run into the same issues Boston reportedly faces.

2:10 p.m.: The Boston Globe’s Fluto Shinzawa just brought us this, on the Bruins and Dan Hamhuis.

1:53 p.m.: More on Dan Hamhuis’ no-trade clause and what it could mean for the Bruins.

1:50 p.m.: Dan Hamhuis seems like he’d be a nice addition for the Bruins, but what if he doesn’t want to come to Boston? He has a no-trade clause in his contract, and, well …

1:45 p.m.: With Kris Russell off the board, are the Bruins about to make their own push for a veteran D-man? It sounds like they’re trying to pry Dan Hamhuis from Vancouver, which would make some sense. Former Bruins front office man Jim Benning is the Canucks’ general manager, so he obviously has a familiarity with most of Boston’s assets.

1:37 p.m.: As we approach the one-hour warning, things are starting to get weird. The Colorado Avalanche are making a push, as they’ve reportedly acquired defenseman Eric Gelinas from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for a third-round pick.

1:33 p.m.: Sounds like the Dallas Stars are getting close to landing at least one of their defensive targets. They’re close on acquiring Kris Russell, per Pierre Le Brun.

1:20 p.m.: Here are the specifics on that Colorado-Arizona trade.

1:12 p.m.: Here we go? The trade winds might be about to pick up, as the Colorado Avalanche just acquired Mikkel Boedker from the Arizona Coyotes, per multiple reports. ESPN.com’s Craig Custance had it first, we believe.

12:20 p.m.: The Dallas Stars could use some defensive help if they’re going to make a big playoff push, and they’re reportedly in the mix.

12:05 p.m.: Here’s what came of waiver claims for Monday.

11:55 a.m.: Again, teams always seem to be looking for veteran defensemen at the deadline, and Calgary Flames blueliner Kris Russell certainly fits that criteria. Could he land in Boston? It’s early, but ESPN.com’s Joe McDonald reported there have been discussions between the two teams.

11:35 a.m.: Probably worth mentioning this from a little early, but the Bruins took the ice for an 11 a.m. practice, and Loui Eriksson indeed was on the ice. As was the recently called-up Tyler Randell.

Also interesting to note that Max Talbot actually left the ice before practice began.

11:29 a.m.: Not a huge surprise given all the reports from over the weekend, but it doesn’t sound like the Bruins and Loui Eriksson are closing in on a deal.

11:23 a.m.: Then again, maybe Kerby Rychel is just being demoted.

11:20 a.m.: From the “Things that make you go hmmm department,” here’s something to keep an eye on with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

11:18 a.m.: With less than fours hours to go before the deadline, don’t forget about Jonathan Drouin.

11:11 a.m.: More on the Loui Eriksson asking price, this time from ESPN.com’s Joe McDonald.

“A league source tells me the Bruins are shopping Loui Eriksson hard. Asking price seems to be A-prospect defenseman and a second,” McDonald reported.

11:08 a.m.: Adding to the thought that the Bruins could be busy, here’s a tidbit on forward Alexander Khokhlachev.

10:34 a.m.: Don Sweeney on Sunday said the Bruins are open to keeping Loui Eriksson, even if they don’t sign him to an extension. The latest from TSN’s Darren Dreger would seem to support that notion.

Then again, if you wanted to drive up the price for a player in a trade, you’d certainly want potential suitors to think you were strongly considering and perhaps even favoring keeping a player — in order to drive up the price. We shall see.

10:27 a.m.: The Minnesota Wild are another team that could be busy Monday.

10:24 a.m.: The Bruins have made their first official move of the day — they’ve called up Tyler Randell from Providence.

9:35 a.m.: The consensus among most NHL insiders and analysts you read or listen to is that Monday could be a busy day for the Boston Bruins. According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, there’s already chatter about Bruins prospect Seth Griffith. You have to imagine Griffith is just one of a few younger players who might be in play if the B’s look to do something big Monday.

9:30 a.m.: We have our first (reported) trade of the day. ESPN’s Craig Custance just reported that Pittsburgh is sending forward Sergei Plotnikov to Phoenix. It’s unclear, at this point, what the Penguins are getting in return.

The 25-year-old has just two assists in 32 games this season and hasn’t played since Jan. 6.

9:13 a.m.: Darren Dreger on TSN’s trade deadline telecast just said the Boston Bruins and Loui Eriksson’s camp had no talks about a new contract Sunday, which makes you think an extension is unlikely. So, what will the Bruins do with the veteran winger? Dreger added that a number of Western Conference teams have expressed interest in the player.

The reported price, as mentioned in our previous update, is high.

9:10 a.m.: The reported asking price for Loui Eriksson, as we sit here early in the day, is pretty high, per TSN’s Darren Dreger. As even he points out, of course, that price could come down before the end of the day.

9 a.m.: Teams always are looking for veteran defensemen at the deadline, which means there’s going to be interest in a player like Dan Hamhuis. The Vancouver Canucks are in the midst of a rebuild, and there’s reason to believe he’ll be traded before 3 p.m. The Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch sees the Dallas Stars as the current favorite to land the 33-year-old.

8:28 a.m.: The Montreal Canadiens, in the midst of a treacherous season, very well could be entering this deadline as sellers.

TSN’s Bob McKenzie mentioned forward Devante Smith-Pelly as someone who could have a new home once Monday comes to an end (with a hat tip to Habs Eyes On The Prize).

Perhaps even more interesting, is the fact that Alexander Galchenyuk could be in play. It probably would take a lot to pry the No. 3 pick of the 2012 draft out of Montreal, but teams are calling, according to Pierre Le Brun.

8 a.m.: One of the biggest days of the hockey year is upon us.

It’s NHL trade deadline day, and if past years are any indication, it could be a doozy. The (unofficial) national holiday in Canada will be celebrated across North America as fans will have a close eye on all the news and rumors leading up until the 3 p.m. ET deadline.

One of the biggest names on the market, Eric Staal, was dealt ahead of the deadline, as Carolina finally sent its captain to the New York Rangers. The biggest name believed to be still on the market would be Boston Bruins forward Loui Eriksson. The pending free agent played in Boston’s Sunday night loss to Tampa Bay, but Bruins general manager Don Sweeney didn’t hide from the fact that the team is open to trading Eriksson. However, Sweeney also said the team would be open to keeping Eriksson even if the sides can’t reach a contract extension before the deadline.

Another player to keep an eye on Monday? Tampa Bay’s Jonathan Drouin. The third overall pick in the 2013 draft had a falling-out with the Lightning and has been the subject of trade rumors for weeks. Maybe Monday is the day that finally gets done.

As was also the case Sunday, NESN.com will be all over the day’s latest news right here in the live blog.

Thumbnail photo via Eric Hartline/USA TODAY Sports Images

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