So the day we have been waiting for is finally upon us and with all the moves made yesterday it has kind of left me with a “now what” kind of feeling. Most of the players surrounded in speculation have been moved but there are still a couple of teams to keep an eye on.
Let’s start with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Last night Darren Dreger tweeted that the Leafs will do 1 of 3 things today, 1) trade for Miikka Kiprusoff, 2) trade for Roberto Luongo, or 3) do nothing. Of those three options I’d put my money on the third but Damien Cox did report that the Leafs will be talking with Kiprusoff’s agent today, and there is a 50-50 chance this trade happens. Dreger also said last night that with the Vancouver Canucks acquisition of Derek Roy their needs have changed for Luongo. The Leafs have inquired according to Dreger but they still think the price is too high. Dreger also reported this morning that there has been discussion but no major negotiations surrounding a Tyler Bozak contract extension in Toronto.
There are a couple of names circulating that have just recently come to light on the market. The New York Islander do not seem to be getting anywhere in contract negotiations with Mark Streit but Katie Strang said that he’s been told he will not be dealt. Acccording to Pierre LeBrun Jason Chimera of the Washington Capitals is a new name that could be moved today. LeBrun also reported that the New Jersey Devils have not been talking with David Clarkson about a contract so far.
This is all the news I have so far but I will be watching for more all day and keep you all up-to-date on the happenings. Follow me on twitter (@kcapp22) for real-time updates as well.
Topics: Calgary Flames, David Clarkson, Jason Chimera, Mark Streit, Miikka Kiprusoff, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, Roberto Luongo, Toronto Maple Leafs, Trade Deadline, Trade Rumors, Tyler Bozak, Vancouver Canucks, Washington Capitals