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The Hockey News Daily Dish: Feb. 26

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Follow The Hockey News' trade deadline coverage and vote for who you think won each deal, HERE.

Yesterday at

In the Rumor Roundup: There’s been plenty of talk, but will anything happen on trade deadline day?

The Fantasy Pool Look gives you tips on how to trade.

Mike Brophy says if the Leafs are serious about rebuilding they hav to take the steps to do so right now, in his blog.

In his blog, Adam Proteau writes that Mats Sundin’s refusal to waive his no-trade clause leaves him open to a low-ball offer from the Leafs in the off-season.

In Campbell’s Cuts, Ken Campbell explains why no-trade clauses are here to stay.

Click HERE for NHL standings.

Yesterday’s Action…

Philadelphia 4, Buffalo 3 (SO) (story/highlights)

- Mike Knuble had two assists and Daniel Briere scored the shootout-winner against his former team.

Toronto 5, Ottawa 0 (story/highlights)

- Darcy Tucker scored twice, Matt Stajan had three assists and Vesa Toskala earned a 31-save shutout.

News and Views…

Colorado: Signed Peter Forsberg to a one-year contract. (analysis…)

Dallas: Philippe Boucher returned from a shoulder injury that has kept him out of 38 games.

Detroit: Signed Darren McCarty to a one-year contract.

Nashville: Assigned Ryan Maki to Milwaukee.

Dean McAmmond is day-to-day with the flu.

Philadelphia: Mike Richards is out indefinitely with a hamstring injury… Steve Downie returned and the team recalled Jesse Boulerice… Acquired Vaclav Prospal from the Tampa Bay Lightning. (more…)

Pittsburgh: Assigned Nathan Smith to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

St. Louis: Assigned Chris Beckford-Tseu to Peoria and recalled Hannu Toivonen.

Tampa Bay:
Signed Dan Boyle to a contract extension and acquired Alexandre Picard from the Philadelphia Flyers.

Toronto: Alexei Ponikarovsky is day-to-day with a rib injury… Recalled Robbie Earl from the Marlies.

What’s on tap…

Ottawa at Boston, 7:00 p.m.

Pittsburgh at N.Y. Islanders, 7:00 p.m.

Minnesota at Washington, 7:00 p.m.

New Jersey at Carolina, 7:00 p.m.

Atlanta at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.

Dallas at St. Louis, 8:30 p.m.

Colorado at Calgary, 9:00 p.m.

Detroit at Edmonton, 9:00 p.m.


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