Despite rumors swirling all day involving a number of prospects getting dealt to various teams, the Nashville Predators didn't make any trades.
Follow after the jump for a look at what some of the competition has been up to today, and the comments ...
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!
UPDATE: Here's David Poile's post-deadline press conference.
Around the Western Conference, a few of the contenders geared up for battle:
- The Los Angeles Kings made the biggest splash, landing Edmonton's Dustin Penner for two draft picks and defensive prospect Colten Teubert.
- The Anaheim Ducks picked up winger Brad Winchester from St. Louis for a 3rd-round draft pick.
- Chicago acquired offensive defenseman Chris Campoli from Ottawa along with a conditional pick, for forward Ryan Potulny and their 2nd-round pick.
- Columbus got former Predator Scottie Upshall and defenseman Sami Lepisto from Phoenix for Rosislav Klesla and Dane Byers.
- The Calgary Flames picked up winger Fredrik Modin from Atlanta.
- Vancouver landed Chris Higgins for Evan Oberg and a 3rd-round pick.
Out in the Eastern Conference, the moves of note had former Preds captain Jason Arnott going to Washington (which should really bolster the Caps down the middle), and offensive defenseman Bryan McCabe sent to the New York Rangers from Florida.
So how do you think the Predators are positioned for the playoff hunt after today's activity?