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  • 2020 NHL Trade Deadline Open Thread


    It’s time, ladies and germs. The 2020 NHL trade deadline is officially here. It’s going to be an extremely busy day around the NHL, but it may be particularly busy for the Minnesota Wild. After their 4-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues on Sunday, it wouldn’t be surprising if general manager Bill Guerin chooses to make some pretty zesty moves.

    Two players generating some buzz are defensemen Matt Dumba and Jonas Brodin. Dumba has garnered some interest from the Maple Leafs, and Brodin could theoretically be included in a trade involving Florida Panthers forward Vincent Trocheck. But neither of those moves are guaranteed to happen, of course. Guerin will not pull the trigger on a trade unless it’s an obvious win for his team. And with almost all of Minnesota’s roster staying on the payroll through at least next season, Guerin has the freedom to wait until the offseason to make a big trade. Even still, it’s going to be a big day even if the Wild make zero trades.

    We’ve created this thread to be your hub for all the news throughout the day. Buckle your seatbelts, join us in the comments and enjoy the action.

    Here’s what’s happened so far...

    Sunday night

    7:15 p.m. — The Capitals acquired Ilya Kovalchuk from the Canadiens.

    11:33 p.m. — Our old friend Kyle Brodziak has been traded (kind of). The Oilers sent his contract and a conditional draft pick to the Red Wings for Mike Green.


    8:37 a.m. — The Avalanche acquired Vladislav Namestnikov from the Senators for a fourth-round draft selection in 2021.

    8:46 a.m. — The Senators are staying busy. Jean-Gabriel Pageau is headed to the Islanders for a bunch of picks.

    9:09 a.m. — Vincent Trocheck, who was previously linked to the Wild, is headed to the Hurricanes in exchange for Erik Haula, Lucas Wallmark and a pair of prospects.

    9:47 a.m. — The Flyers traded for Nate Thompson for some reason. Canadiens get a 2021 fifth-rounder in return.

    10:00 a.m. — The Penguins are getting another good goal scorer. Patrick Marleau to Pittsburgh for a third-round pick.

    10:30 a.m. — Maple Leafs trade Michael Hutchinson to Colorado for Calle Rosen.

    10:32 a.m. — Flyers make another trade. Derek Grant is headed to Philly for a prospect and a pick.

    10:50 a.m. — Here’s a bizarre trade. Wayne Simmonds’ days with the Devils are over. He’s headed to the Sabres.

    11:24 a.m. — Bruins make their first trade of the day. Danton Heinen goes to the Ducks for Nick Ritchie.

    12:10 p.m. — The Red Wings are trading Andreas Athanasiou to the Oilers.

    12:59 p.m. — The Senators have made yet another trade. Former Wild player Tyler Ennis is headed to Edmonton.

    1:02 p.m. — Erik Gustafsson is headed to the Flames.

    1:25 p.m. — Evan Rodrigues is headed to Pittsburgh, as is Conor Sheary, a former Penguin. Dominik Kahun goes back to Buffalo.

    1:50 p.m. — Carolina makes another deal. They’ve landed Sami Vatanen.

    1:57 p.m. — Robin Lehner is headed to the Golden Knights.

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