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NHL Trade Deadline Day finally arrives - Monday's notes

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Will David Poile be able to add a significant piece to his Nashville Predators at today's NHL Trade Deadline (2:00 p.m. Central)? Injuries have struck a number of cruel blows to a team which appeared deep and talented enough to make a playoff run this season, so the question becomes one of cost/benefit. How much should be invested in the stretch drive for this team, at the expense of the long-term future?

Check out my article from yesterday about some of the financial constraints surrounding the Preds today for a bit of background. In short, to add a major piece I believe they'd need to send salary the other way in trade, and the options there are extremely limited.

SB Nation has your one-stop shopping destination for today over at the Trade Deadline Hub, so keep an eye over there for coverage from around our network of hockey sites...

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Follow after the jump for your morning hockey news, and feel free to use this thread as a place to share Trade Deadline Day discussion as it happens...

After an upcoming road trip the Preds return home Thursday, March 10 vs. Minnesota, so take the OTF Discount and save money on Nashville Predators tickets for this, or any other home game!

Nashville Predators News

Hockey Night in Nashville: Preds Show Resiliency; Defeat Columbus
Robby invokes one of Trotz's hallowed buzzwords.

Blake Geoffrion experiences some rookie hazing in his home debut - Nashville Predators Examiner
The new guy got to partake in a time-honored tradition when his teammates abandoned him momentarily.

The View from 111: Predators Break the Losing Streak against the BJ's
Mark admires the effort the Preds put together in the 3rd, when they could have succumbed to frustration instead.

Sweet Sixteen: Predators Rally, Hand Blue Jackets 16th Straight Loss in Nashville, 3-2 | The Predatorial
Someone's blushing for Blum. OK, he's not alone.

Preds On The Glass: Predators Win Critical Game Against Columbus 3-2
Buddy has quotes from a relieved Pekka Rinne, who finally got a win to reward his tireless efforts.

Preds finally get back in win column, dispose of Jackets… | Section 303
Jeremy notes the number of connections that Bob Boughner had going on behind the Columbus bench yesterday.

Fang Finger Fever: Legwand's late heroics lifts Preds over BJ's
The longer this game went, there was more to like.

Oh, he had some fun with this one.

Video: Columbus no-goal controversy exposes NHL review flaws - Puck Daddy
A cool-headed neutral observer points out the imperfections of the NHL review system. Yup, Columbus got screwed, and the league should try to do better.

Preds prospect Ryan Ellis tallies 300th career point… | Section 303
Chalk up another landmark achievement for the 2009 1st-rounder.

Geoffrion makes home debut - The Tennessean
Josh Cooper talks to the Local Boy Made Good.

Around the NHL

Brad Boyes traded to Buffalo; Blues fans get cap, headache relief - Puck Daddy
The Blues have thrown in the towel, dumping one of their top scorers for a 2nd-round draft pick.

NHL Trade Deadline – The Silence of the Goat | All Habs
This should be required reading for anyone forwarding trade rumors regarding Montreal.

Ladislav Smid on Blackhawks’ wish list - Edmonton Journal
A look at which assets the Oilers might be looking to move, as they make their run at the #1 overall draft pick this summer.

Blackhawks ink Brent Seabrook to five-year, $29 million extension - Puck Daddy
You can look at this as a starting point for the Shea Weber negotiations.

Why the NHL may flatline on deadline day - The Globe and Mail
A view from the agent's perspective on what Trade Deadline day is like for those in the biz.

Objective NHL: EV Data for Games 1-939
The good news? When the game is tied, the Preds are actually a Top 10 team in terms of Shots For & Against.

Avalanche lose 3-2 to Anaheim Ducks on trade deadline eve | All Things Avs
Damn you, Dater, for reminding us that sportswriters are human.

Greatest Hockey Amazing Photos From Rare Vladislav Tretiak Book
A cool look at the legendary Soviet goaltender.