It's finally here. The NHL Trade Deadline of 2012. Considering the small amount of clubs in sell mode (and those in sell mode that have useful assets), I expect today to be relatively quiet. There might be some small deals with clubs acquiring depth but I would be surprised to see any blockbusters. That said, there is always that chance of a big trade that makes the day so interesting. Here are some players you might see on the move before the 3 PM EDT deadline today:
Forwards: Brian Rolston - Islanders; P-A Parenteau - Islanders; Brad Boyes - Buffalo; Paul Gaustad - Buffalo; Samuel Pahlsson - Columbus; Mike Knuble - Washington; Andrei Kostitsyn - Montreal.
Defensemen: Mark Eaton - Islanders; Greg Zanon - Wild; Chris Campoli - Canadiens; Jaroslav Spacek - Carolina; Bryan Allen - Carolina.
Goaltenders: Evgeni Nabokov - Islanders; Josh Harding - Minnesota.
Here is a list of all of the trades in this month from NHL.com. After the acquisitions of Marek Zidlicky and Alexei Ponikarovsky I doubt the New Jersey Devils will be active today, but Lou Lamoriello has surprised us before, so never rule anything out.
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