It’s 9:00 a.m., no movement yet, and not much expected. But, as always, we at FF will be on hand live-blogging, bringing you up-to-the-minute transaction announcements, rumors, and analysis.

Before we get into the live-blogging, a few things:

  • FF alum, Michael Farkas, has been back in a guest role for the last week and we expect him to have some analysis later this afternoon. In case you missed it, check out his trade deadline preview.
  • I will be mixing transactions with rumors/news in this blog. For the sake of separating the two, transactions will be bold, while everything else will be in normal font-type.
  • Lastly, the latest updates will be at the bottom, not the top, so as to keep all of the time-sensitive content near the comments section below. Oh, and I urge everyone who stops by to leave a comment and say hello!

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  • 9:10 – Pierre LeBrun is talking Penguins; says they are looking at Colorado for players like Danial Winnick,T.J. Gallierdi, and others; also are kicking the tires on Sammy Pahlson of Columbus. He added that the Penguins are a team to keep an eye on, though they likely won’t be involved in anything big due to the fact that they do not want to trade their first round draft pick on account of the draft being in Pittsburgh this summer.
  • 9:44 – As expected, there has been very little happening thus far. No trades yet, but some new information. P.A. Parenteau has been made available by the Islanders due to pessimism regarding a contract extension for the forward. Also in NY, Garth Snow insists Evgeni Nabakov will not be traded, and instead will be re-signed. The sticking point currently is a no-trade clause. What a drastic change from a year ago, when Nabakov refused to report to the team after being claimed off waivers. Lastly, the Panthers are willing to trade Jason Garrison, but are seeking a legitimate top-six forward in return.
  • 9:46 – Josh Yohe of the Tribune-Review Tweeted that Shero is not adverse to trading any of his draft picks if the move improves team. This is in stark contrast to LeBrun, who said Shero absolutely will not deal his first rounder.
  • 9:48 – Could Capitals be on the verge of a big move? Word is Backstrom could be placed on LTIR, thus giving the team extra room to make an acquisition.
  • 10:06 – Bob McKenzie predicts the Montreal Canadiens will be the first team to make a move today. Also, lots of chatter that today could be more about “hockey trades,” as opposed to playoff rentals. Quite the contrast from trade deadlines of recent years.
  • 10:10 – Pierre LeBrun says Buffalo is seeking a 1st rounder for Paul Gaustad. Strong indication of the seller’s market we are in today.
  • 10:11 – McKenzie reporting of strong rumors that Andrei Kostitsyn is heading to Nashville to be reunited with his brother.
  • 10:12 – James Duthie mentions that last year’s first trade happened at 10:35 … so we’re not that much different just yet.
  • 10:45 – Andrei Kostitsyn traded from Montreal to Nashville for a 2013 2nd round pick and the conditional 5th round draft pick acquired in the Hal Gill trade several weeks ago
  • 10: 50 – Backstrom officially placed on LTIR by Capitals, who appear to be prepping to make some kind of trade splash today.
  • 10:56 – The very reliable Kevin Allen says the Red Wings will not acquire Paul Gaustad.
  • 11:00 – Dave Molinari Tweets: “This can change, of course, but the word from Consol Energy Center is that it’s so quiet there that even the crickets are a bit taken aback”
  • 11:44 – Very slow even on the rumor front! A couple things of note: Vokoun was pulled off the ice at practice today, but reports indicate he has not been asked to waive his no-trade clause. The Maple Leafs are buyers, not sellers, but at this point, GM Brian Burke is strongly hinting that he doesn’t expect to make trades.
  • 12:12 – Brad Staubitz claimed off re-entry waivers by the Canadiens and Grant Clitsome claimed off waivers by the Jets.
  • 12:51 – Mike Commodore traded from Detroit to Tampa Bay for a conditional 7th round draft pick
  • 12:52 – Detroit just cleared a spot under the 50 player roster limit, foreshadowing the possibility of an additional trade. Steve Ott remains available, but only for a very steep price, according to Darren Dreger
  • 12:57 – Columbus has more than 15 trade options available to them at this point, though they see none of them as viable options just yet. Also, it should noted that the Islanders are officially shopping goalie Al Montoya.
  • 12:58 – Wild trade Nick Schultz to Oilers for Tom Gilbert
  • 1:03 – Strong word is that Johnny Oduya likely is the next player to be dealt, with the Chicago and Boston most likely to be the destination.
  • 1:21 – Jaroslav Spacek soon to be dealt, according to various “insiders.” This, according to Bob McKenzie means Bryan Allen is off the market. Dave Molinari says all is quiet at Consol Energy Center, though he hinted that the busiest time frame is yet to come.
  • 1:25 – Rob Rossi and Josh Yohe of the Tribune Review are indicating that the Penguin players are expecting nothing in the way of trades this afternoon.
  • 1:37 – Maple Leafs trade Keith Aulie to Lightning for Carter Ashton
  • 1:38 – Josh Yohe says there is some chatter in Colorado that David Jones could be coming to Pittsburgh.
  • 1:51 – San Jose is close to acquiring Daniel Winnik from Colorado, according to Bob McKenzie.
  • 1:55 – Pierre LeBrun Tweets that the Sharks have acquired TJ Galiadri and Daniel Winnik from Colorado. Not yet confirmed, but LeBrun is reliable.
  • 1:56 – Darren Dreger confirms Galiardi, Winnik and a 7th round draft pick to San Jose for Jamie McGinn and 2 prospects.
  • 1:58 – Sammy Pahlsson traded from Columbus to Vancouver for two 4th round draft picks
  • 2:14 – Brian Lee traded from Ottawa to Tampa Bay for Matt Gilroy.
  • 2:15 – Johnny Oduya traded from Winnipeg to Chicago for a 2nd and 3rd round draft pick.
  • 2:17 – Darren Dreger says many believe Nash being dealt is better than a 50% chance. Also says Nash is growing unhappy and could be forcing the issue to be traded.
  • 2:30 – Down to the final 30 minutes. Still some good players out there who are supposedly available — Rick Nash, Steve Ott, Paul Gaustad, Jaroslav Spacek, Travis Moen, David Jones, and more.
  • 2:31 – Dave Molinari of the PG Tweets that the silence at Consol is no more, possibly indicating a late push for a trade or two.
  • 2:33 – Word out of Colorado is that the Avalanche are done with trades. In other words, the earlier mention of David Jones to Pittsburgh appears to be unlikely.
  • 2:35 – James Duthie says hope for a Nash trade, specifically to the Rangers, is fading as the 3:00 deadline approaches.
  • 2:44 – Sharks unwilling to give up Logan Couture in Nash deal, says Pierre LeBrun
  • 2:50 – 10 minutes left and nothing new…
  • 2:52 – Dave Molinari possibly hinting that Ray Shero is working on something with less than 10 minutes to go? “Deadline Day OT. Remember that while trades must be finalized by 3 p.m., they aren’t always announced by then.”
  • 2:55 – Brian Rolston and Mike Mottau traded from Islanders to Bruins for future considerations
  • 3:00 – Deadline has passed, but deals can continue to be announced, as long as they were called into the NHL by 3:00 p.m.
  • 3:00 – Paul Gaustad to Nashville. Details to come.
  • 3:02 – Rick Nash not traded
  • 3:03 – Penguins GM Ray Shero to meet with media at 4:15. This does not mean a trade has been made, just that he will speak about the day’s happenings or lack-thereof.
  • 3:06 – Derek Roy not traded, according to Bob McKenzie
  • 3:11 – Greg Zanon traded from Minnesota to Boston. Details to come.
  • 3:15 – Dave Molinari confirms Penguins made no moves today. Ray Shero press conference at 4:15
  • 3:16 – Rangers acquire John Scott from Blackhawks. Details to come.
  • 3:36 – Cody Hodgson dealt from Vancouver to Buffalo for Zackl Kassian

Okay, we’re done for the day. May have some analysis up later this afternoon/evening. Thanks for joining us, and I hope you enjoyed our coverage!