NHL trade deadline.
Today marks the trade deadline for the 30 NHL teams. A few good transactions have been made already today and the teams have until 3:00 PM to complete a trade for this season.
Here are the most important player movement this far today:
The Tampa Bay Lightning traded forward Brad Richards and goaltender Johan Holmqvist to the Dallas Stars for two forwards, Jussi Jokinen and Jeff Halpern and goaltender Mike Smith.
The Philadelphia Flyers traded defensemen Alexandre Picard and a 2009 second round draft pick to the Tampa Bay Lightning for forward Vaclav Prospal.
The Columbus Blue Jackets have sent Sergei Fedorov to the Washington Capitals for a future comprnsation. The Jackets also traded Adam Foote to the Colorado Avalanche for a future compensation.
The Chicago Blackhawks taded forward Martin Lapointe to the Ottawa Senators for a 2009 6th round draft pick.
The Montreal Canadiens traded goaltender Christobal Huet to the Washington Capitals for a 2009 2nd round draft pick.
Just before the deadline, the Atlanta Thrashers have sent forward Marian Hossa to the Pittsburgh Penguins. A very good acquisition for the Penguins.