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Radim Vrbata wasn't having much fun heading into the Olympic break. The Phoenix Coyotes winger and 12-year NHL veteran was in the midst of a painful scoring slump with no end in sight.
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Going into the NHL trade deadline, the Minnesota Wild weren't thought to be very active.
8 hrs ago | CBC News
Canucks forward Zack Kassian, right, will have a phone hearing with the NHL for his hit from behind against Dallas' Brenden Dillon, left, during Thursday's 6-1 win by the Stars.
12 hrs ago | Lincoln Daily News
N ASHVILLE, Tenn. - Winning the Presidents' Trophy for finishing with the NHL's best regular-season record is no guarantee of capturing the Stanley Cup.
When the NHL announced its realignment plan nearly a year ago, Columbus Blue Jackets president John Davidson was quoted on NHL.com as saying: Geographically, a lot of the NHL's realignment made sense, but when it came to the new playoff format, not only did it not appear make common sense, it hardly made any sense at all.
Over the last two seasons the St. Louis Blues have gone to war twice with the Los Angeles Kings during the playoffs.
The Winnipeg Jets battle the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night in a clash of Western Conference teams that have been red-hot as of late.
The vast majority of the Abbotsford Heat 's elite offensive components were in Calgary on Wednesday evening, the AHL club's roster having been picked clean by recalls on NHL trade deadline day.
For once, the San Jose Sharks were basically inactive at the NHL trade deadline .
Left wing Martin Erat was acquired by the Phoenix Coyotes along with forward John Mitchell in a trade which sent defenseman Rostislav Klesla, forward Chris Brown and a fourth-round pick to the Washington Capitals on Tuesday.
In the week before the NHL trade deadline, a total of 11 goaltenders were dealt.
Martin St. Louis told Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman more than once he wanted to play for another team.
Eventually, there will be more nuanced ways to talk about the NHL trade deadline than "who won, who lost," but snap judgments count for something, too.
The NHL trade deadline is at 3 p.m. ET today, and the USA TODAY Sports hockey desk will provide updates and analysis throughout the day.
Marian Gaborik will join his fourth NHL club and head back to the Western Conference.
If Martin Brodeur has given the Devils a list of teams he'll go to in a trade, as TSN's Darren Dreger reported on Twitter, which teams are they? One probably was the Minnesota Wild, who opted instead for a trade with the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday for another veteran goalie, Ilya Bryzgalov.
The NHL trade deadline falls on Wednesday afternoon, and as many moves as have already occurred, there is the potential for even more high-profile players to be moved before it expires.