Strap yourselves in folks, and hang out in our NHL Trade Deadline Open Thread as we keep an eye on the festivities around the league today. Will either of Nashville's Dans (Hamhuis or Ellis) be traded today? Stay tuned for the 2:00 p.m. Central deadline, and likely another 30-45 minutes after that. NHL guidelines state that two teams involved in a deal have to submit it by the deadline, but the conference call to verify the deal may take place afterward, given the high volume of activity we're likely to see.
Follow after the jump for your morning hockey news...
Dirkmonster: Central Parking is the latest Predator near Bridgestone Arena
It sounds like Central Parking is gouging Predators fans by jacking up the price of parking now that construction on the Music City Center is underway. This is shameful.
Nashville's Poile buys low, sells high, getting his team a hidden gem in Grebeshkov - Cult of Hockey
For Nashville fans who aren't sure to make of the Denis Grebeshkov trade, just check out the resounding chorus of commentary from Edmonton (both mainstream media & blogs) calling this a major win for the Predators.
Preds On The Glass: Grebeshkov Stars in Debut as Preds Win 4-3
Buddy's post-game includes audio from both locker rooms, and the press conference.
Grebeshkov earns first star in his first game with Preds… | Section 303
Jeremy notes that Nashville's power play is positively ON FIRE!
The Grebeshkov Debut Is A Success As Preds Nip By The Oilers 4-3 - Brandon Felder
Brandon's post-game recap includes quotes from Colin Wilson, Ryan Suter, Shea Weber, and Barry Trotz.
The View from 111: Predators Slide Past the Oilers
Mark gives the guys a pat on the back, but warns that tougher opposition is coming up.
See Puck City: Grebeshkov Drills Oilers @ The Bridge - Preds Win 4-3
SPC sings the praises of (almost) all the Preds from last night's win.
Freeman prevented Predators from melting away - The Tennessean
David Climer (in one of his increasingly rare columns about hockey) gives David Freeman credit for saving the Predators back in 2007.
Around the NHL
Rink Side Radio Special Trade Deadline Edition Wednesday from 8-9 p.m. Central! - From The Rink
This evening, SB Nation's feature hockey podcast sums up all the Trade Deadline activity. Be sure to give a listen as bloggers from around SB Nation chime in on the day's events.
Coach Chic's Hockey Diary
Coach Chic is a prolific hockey coach (and writer), and his blog is a great read for anyone looking to learn more about the game. Bookmark and check in occasionally to bolster your Hockey IQ.
The Human Aspect of NHL Trades - View From My Seats
Matt Reitz reminds us that trades usually mean spontaneous relocations for players and their families.
The Cure for Score Watching - Nightmare On Helm Street
Andrew recaps the Western Conference playoff chase after last night's games, from the Detroit perspective.
Why Chris Chelios Can Help The Thrashers - Hockey or Die
Sing along, everybody! "The old gray mare, she ain't what she used to be..."
Pens acquire Alexei Ponikarovsky from Toronto for Luca Caputi and Martin Skoula - PensBurgh
Pittsburgh lands one of the big prizes of the Trade Deadline in the big Toronto winger...
Trade Targets: Braydon Coburn (PHI) - Fear The Fin
SB Nation's San Jose Sharks blog asked me to chime in on some trade speculation for them, involving a possible deal for Ryan Clowe.
Ryan Miller Gets Bigger Ovation Than Sidney Crosby In Pittsburgh - SB Nation
A truly wonderful moment, deserving of a tip o' the hat to the hockey fans in Pittsburgh.
Sellers holding out until last minute - The Globe and Mail
Dave Shoalts writes that the major sellers (of which I believe David Poile will be one, with Dan Hamhuis) are waiting until the final hours before taking the best deal they can get.
The pros and cons of trading a guy like Wolski | All Things Avs
Giving up on a young forward has its risks, writes Adrian Dater.
Greatest Hockey Legends.com: Gordie Howe's Surprise
A great story about an event from 51 years ago today.