NHL Trade Deadline Live: Latest News, Rumors And Analysis For Every Move


February 24, 2020

3:06 p.m.: Here’s the reported return for Chicago in its deal with Vegas that will make Robin Lehner a Golden Knight.

3:04 p.m.: We’re waiting to see if Barclay Goodrow is changing addresses. That would be another big move for Tampa Bay.

3:03 p.m.: Joe Thornton isn’t going Cup chasing, it seems.

3:02 p.m.: Well, the day’s biggest blockbuster … isn’t happening.

3 p.m.: The deadline has passed, and Robin Lehner is staying put, per TSN’s Bob McKenzie.

2:57 p.m.: And now the reports are flooding in.

Robin Lehner is headed to the Golden Knights.


The Ducks are also making a move.

2:50 p.m.: The Hurricanes are having themselves a very nice day. Earlier, they acquired Vincent Trocheck from Florida, and now it appears they have plucked Sami Vatanen out of New Jersey.

Vatanen won’t hit the ice for Carolina right away. He’s still working his way back from a lower-body injury recently suffered when blocking a shot.

2:33 p.m.: Here’s more on Joe Thornton.

2:31 p.m.: TSN’s Bob McKenzie mentioned earlier in the day that Toronto was trying to trade Tyson Barrie. He noted the asking price was high, with Kyle Dubas hoping to land a first-round pick and a prospect for the defenseman. Apparently, he’s not finding that.

2:28 p.m.: Conor Sheary is heading back to Pittsburgh, according to reports.

Evan Rodrigues is in that deal, too.

2:25 p.m.: Another update on the Joe Thornton situation. The Bruins probably would give him the best chance to win a Stanley Cup, but if Thornton wants to actually play — and play relatively big minutes — both of these teams would offer a better opportunity.

2:17 p.m.: Bruins fans hoping to see Joe Thornton back in Boston probably shouldn’t get their hopes up.

2:10 p.m.: A couple of minor deals to pass along.

The Oilers’ busy day continues with Tyler Ennis headed to Edmonton.

The Flames, meanwhile, are tailoring their roster, too.

1:40 p.m.: Feels like the Hurricanes are in everything today, and reports indicate they’re working finding a way to get a deal done with the Rangers for Brady Skjei.

1:15 p.m.: Earlier reports indicated Columbus was “close” to acquiring Andreas Athanasiou — close, however, isn’t all the way done, and now it seems he’s on his way to Edmonton.

12:35 p.m.: Here’s a move that’s dropping jaws across the NHL right now, as it sounds like Zach Parise might be headed to Long Island to play for the Islanders, just like his dad.

12:25 p.m.: The Bruins and Ducks make another move, and it’s a pretty big one. Nick Ritchie is coming to Boston, per Elliotte Friedman, and it’s going to cost the Bruins their promising two-way forward Danton Heinen.

11:52 a.m.: Wayne Simmonds is on the move again.

11:39 a.m: Another domino is about to fall.

Meanwhile, the Flyers added some depth.

11:25 a.m.: The Rangers have made it official: Chris Kreider has signed a contract extension, removing the No. 1 trade chip from the block.

Here are the reported details.

11:14 a.m.: So much for the Chris Kreider trade chatter. It appears he’s staying put.

11:03 a.m.: One of the Sharks’ Cup-chasing veterans is on the move. Patrick Marleau will get a chance to go on a deep playoff run as a member of the Penguins, according to multiple reports.

10:45 a.m.: A busy day continues with a minor move:

10:10 a.m.: And we have another huge deal, as the Carolina Hurricanes are trying to make another run by acquiring Panthers forward Vincent Trocheck. The Panthers, who are still in the running for a playoff spot, did get a pretty sizable haul in return for the 26-year-old.

9:51 a.m.: The return for JG Pageau is massive, per Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun.

9:50 a.m.: Business is starting to pick up, with the New York Islanders apparently swinging a big deal, as Ottawa’s rebuilding efforts continue.

9:25 a.m.: Interesting piece of info here regarding the Ilya Kovalchuk trade.

9:10 a.m.: The TSN insiders just broke down some big names in Montreal and Toronto.

On Montreal’s Jeff Petry and Tomas Tatar, per TSN’s Pierre Le Brun: “As of this moment, the Montreal Canadiens have no intention to move either Petry or Tatar. I said ‘As of this moment.’ I think it would take a lot to move Jeff Petry. He’s a guy Marc Bergevin does not want to move. Tatar’s intriguing. You look at the return for Blake Coleman from New Jersey to Tampa as a bit of a template, but again, I don’t think there’s been anything offered to this point on Tatar. … As of now, those guys are staying, but the day is young.”

Meanwhile, Bob McKenzie made it pretty clear, saying “The Leafs are trying to trade Tyson Barrie.”

Here’s what McKenzie had to say on the potential return for the defenseman: “The acquisition cost, the Leafs don’t want to give him away. They want a first-round pick, they want a prospect, but they want to do a deal like St. Louis did with Kevin Shattenkirk to the Washington Capitals three years ago or they wanna do a deal like Andrej Sekera to the LA Kings from Carolina five years — a first and a prospect — a lot of teams find that to be too high.”

9 a.m.: Mike Green, who has been traded at every deadline for the last 28 years, was traded overnight to the Edmonton Oilers.

8:55 a.m.: A ticker on the bottom of the screen on TSN’s “Tradecentre” coverage noted the Montreal Canadiens have a 2 percent chance to make the playoffs. Obviously, that’s not good. Montreal already unloaded Ilya Kovalchuk to Washington, but what are the chances the Habs make a franchise-altering deal, perhaps moving someone like goalie Carey Price?

Last week, Montreal general manager Marc Bergevin was in Colorado scouting the Avalanche twice. That’s a little out of the ordinary, but when pressed on it, Avs GM Joe Sakic played it off.

However. That hasn’t stopped people from speculating about a Price-to-Colorado blockbuster that would send shockwaves through the sport rarely seen since Montreal traded another franchise netminder, Patrick Roy, to Colorado in 1995.

For what it’s worth, TSN’s John Lu said on “Tradecentre” it’s very unlikely Price — or All-Star defenseman Shea Weber — are traded. But if they’re on the table, the day will get a lot more interesting.

8:45 a.m.: Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau might get their respective chances to play for a Stanley Cup, as San Jose might deal both of them — with their respective blessings, of course.

Reports have linked Thornton to Boston and Colorado. He’ll be a fascinating player to watch. It’s not like he has much left in the tank at this point in his career, but maybe he’s a solid depth piece for a team looking for a veteran presence and some help on the power play. A return to the Bruins would be the best storyline, but a veteran presence and/or power-play help probably isn’t very high on Don Sweeney’s wish list, as Boston has both already.

8:40 a.m.: Keep an eye on the Detroit Red Wings today, as TSN’s Darren Dreger indicates they could be busy.

Athanasiou and defenseman Mike Green were both healthy scratches for Detroit’s Sunday night game.

8:30 a.m. ET: Trade season opened early in the NHL, but that doesn’t mean Monday will be silent.

The NHL trade deadline is here, set for 3 p.m. ET. However, trade activity has picked up in the last two weeks with general managers around the league apparently unwilling to wait until the deadline, instead deciding to strike early. Contenders like Washington, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay and Boston have all made moves to varying degrees, the most recent being the Capitals’ Sunday night trade for Montreal forward Ilya Kovalchuk.

But there are still plenty of moves that could be made before the buzzer Monday afternoon. Perhaps the best player still available is New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider. The pending unrestricted free agent reportedly was discussing a contract extension with the Rangers, but it sounds like that won’t happen, and the Rangers are likely to move him. The Bruins have been linked to Kreider for quite some time, but they’ll likely have plenty of competition from contenders across the NHL, and the fact that Boston traded its first-round pick in a trade with Anaheim on Friday might take them out of the running.

One team that could make the day very interesting is Toronto. The Maple Leafs sure haven’t looked like a team ready to make a deep playoff run, with the low point of their season coming Saturday night in a loss to the Carolina Hurricanes — and an emergency goalie yanked off Zamboni duty. Toronto is clinging to a playoff spot. Maybe it tries to hit a home run and get back into the hunt, but selling seems almost as likely.

Regardless, there’s plenty to watch across the league, and we’ll be covering it all right here with our trade deadline live blog, so check back throughout the day for the latest news and rumors.

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