Complete guide to NHL trade deadline coverage

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The NHL trade deadline is one of the busiest days on the hockey calendar.

NHL teams have until 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday to finalize all trades heading into the stretch run of the regular season.

As always, Sportsnet has you covered all day Wednesday with the Hockey Central Trade Deadline special with a full cast of analysts, former players and reporters to break down all the latest news and moves.

You can see a full list of who will appear on Sportsnet’s trade deadline coverage here.

Below, you can find a complete guide all of our trade deadline content, Strategy Room videos, and analysis from our top columnists heading into what should be another action-packed deadline day.


NHL Trade rumours live blog (Luke Fox): NHL blogger Luke Fox keeps you updated with a running blog of all the latest news and rumours heading up to the 3 p.m. deadline.

NHL Trade Tracker: : Follow every single trade that has occured throughout the NHL season.

Trade Deadline team needs: See our in-depth breakdown of all 30 teams and what they’ll be looking to do on deadline day.

Free agents (Western Conference): A full list of every free agent after the season in the Western Conference.

Free agents (Eastern Conference): A full list of every free agent after the season in the Eastern Conference.


The Goalie Book (Marty Turco): Former Stars netminder Marty Turco provides in-depth analysis of all the goalies in play, along with grades and videos.

Lawton’s scouting report (Brian Lawton): Former Lightning GM Brian Lawton gives an in-depth scouting report on several players who could be dealt on deadline day.

Nonis should keep calm (Chris Johnston): Despite the Leafs’ slow start from the post-Olympic break, Toronto GM Dave Nonis shouldn’t make any panic moves and force the issue.

Canucks should get real and deal Kesler (Mark Spector): Vancouver’s Stanley Cup window is closing and dealing Ryan Kesler would be a good start to restock the Canucks’ dwindling system.

What will the Canucks do? (Mark Spector): Spector goes around the NHL and provides quick thoughts of what could go down on Wednesday’s deadline.

Top 10 rental players available (Pat Pickens): Taking a look at 10 players with expiring contracts that should be moved on Wednesday.

Kesler the perfect fit for Hawks: (Ryan Dixon): Ryan Kesler has been a thorn in Chicago’s side, but he’d be a perfect fit in their lineup.

Sens haven’t discussed Spezza trade (Mike Johnston): Sens GM Bryan Murray shot down rumblings that Jason Spezza could be dealt and says the club has not discussed a trade for its captain.

Cammalleri best playoff bet at deadline (Ryan Dixon): With his previous success in playoff runs with Montreal, Michael Cammalleri is the safest bet to add at this year’s deadline.

Brodeur no better than a backup (Chris Boyle): A look at how tough the numbers have been for Martin Brodeur over the past four seasons.

Trade will tarnish St. Louis’ repuation (Mike Johnston): Martin St. Louis is one of the most beloved players but that would quickly change if his reported trade request was granted by Tampa Bay.


Respect at the deadline: Theo Fleury, Marty McSorley, Brian Lawton and Marty Turco join Jeff Marek in the Strategy Room to reminisce about being traded.

Best & worst at the deadline: Theo Fleury, Marty McSorley, Brian Lawton and Marty Turco join Jeff Marek to share their reactions to having a teammate traded.

McSorley vs. Fleury: Theo Fleury, Marty McSorley, Brian Lawton and Marty Turco join Jeff Marek for story time as Fleury and McSorley tell the story of their fight.

End of Brodeur in Jersey? The Hockey Central Strategy Room convene to discuss the possibility that Martin Brodeur’s days in New Jersey are numbered.

St. Louis has paid his dues: The Strategy Room panel discuss the reported request made by Martin St. Louis to be traded to the Rangers.

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The most traded man on trade deadline (Mark Spector): Profiling Alan May, the former NHLer who was constantly on the move during NHL trade deadline day.

History of deadline moves (Shannon Proudfoot): Looking back at some of the most notable deadline deals over the past decade.

10 most regrettable deadline trades (Ryan Porth): A harsh look at the 10 biggest mistakes made on trade deadline day.

10 most impactful deadline trades (Ryan Porth): Taking a look at the 10 most successful rental deals made over the past decade.

Lawton: St Louis requested deal to New York in 2009: Former Lightning GM Brian Lawton said that Martin St. Louis demanded a trade to the Rangers when he was with the club in 2009.


Sportsbooks predict Kesler trade: According to sportsbooks, there’s a good chance that Kesler will be wearing a different jersey by the end of the day on Wednesday.

Waiver wire — Conacher, Corvo placed on waivers: On Tuesday, the Senators placed Cory Conacher and Joe Corvo on waivers.

Waiver wire — Dubnyk and Frazer McLaren go on waivers: To get ready for the deadline, there was a flurry of moves on Monday where Devan Dubnyk and Frazer McLaren were placed on waivers.

Ryan Miller deal breakdown (Mark Spector): A full breakdown of the deal to send Ryan Miller to the St. Louis Blues and what it means for the Buffalo Sabres.

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