Wade Belak and Cam Janssen have both been traded today. Fight from March 20, 2007.
(AP PHOTO/CP, Frank Gunn)

Time for some trade coverage people.

David, Jamie Fitzgerald, and myself will be hosting the party throughout the day. As always, we’ll try to make the day as easy to follow as possible.

Online sources

Mainstream Media:

Rogers Sportsnet
Yahoo! Sports
The Score
CBS Sportsline


Kukla’s Korner


Colorado Signs Peter Forsberg
Blues Sign Jackman to Extension
Devils Activate Cam Janssen from IR
Lightning Send Prospal to Philadelphia
Islanders Sign Comrie to One-Year Deal
Blues Acquire Janssen; Send Salvador to New Jersey
Blackhawks Acquire Ladd; Send Ruutu to Carolina
Panthers Acquire Wade Belak
Capitals Acquire Cristobal Huet from Montreal
Sharks Acquire All-Star Brian Campbell
Avalanche Acquire Ruslan Salei
Stars Acquire Brad Richards and Johan Holmqvist
Senators Acquire Martin Lapointe
Avalanche Acquire Adam Foote
Capitals Acquire Sergei Fedorov from Columbus
Islanders Acquire Rob Davison
Canucks Acquire Pettinger; Send Cooke to Washington
Rangers Acquire Sjostrom, Gratton in Five-Player Deal with Phoenix
Lightning Acquire Brandon Segal
Penguins Acquire Hal Gill
Rangers Acquire Christian Backman from St. Louis
Lightning Acquire Brandon Segal
Sharks Sign Brian Boucher to One-Year Deal
Predators Acquire Brandon Bochenski
Predators Acquire Jan Hlavac
Capitals Acquire Giroux from Atlanta
Ducks Acquire Jean-Sebastien Aubin
Ducks Acquire Marc-Andre Bergeron
Panthers Acquire Chad Kilger
Kings Send Brad Stuart to Detroit
Wild Acquire Chris Simon
Penguins Acquire Hossa, Dupuis from Atlanta
Rangers Acquire Christian Backman from St. Louis

Timeline of the day after the jump.

Following the day

Update 1030pm: Catching up on what has happened so far.

- The Blues have signed defenseman Barret Jackman to an extension. Tampa Bay has also extended Dan Boyle for six years.
- New Jersey has activated Cam Janssen off of IR. No word as of yet concerning what’s next for him.
- Tampa has sent Vinny Prospal to Philly in exchange for Alexandre Picard and a conditional pick in ‘09.
- After stating he would most likely not play this season, Peter Forsberg signed with the Colorado Avalanche.  - JC

Update 1110pm: USA Today pushes the rewind button and gives a little hindsight into last season’s deals. - DS

Update 1130pm: Non-trades aren’t usually news, but when it comes to Mike Sillinger, you never know.  Sillinger’s season-ending surgery means he’ll be staying put tomorrow.  Joe O’Connor of the National Post looks at the man called Suitcase, and the journey a true journeyman can go on. - DS

Update 9:06am: Good morning everyone. Nothing official as of yet other than Mike Comrie signing a one-year deal to stay with the Islanders. - JC

Update 9:39am: Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the Stars will likely acquire Brad Richards and Marian Hossa should be headed to Montreal. While I haven’t heard anything else on Richards, Rogers Sportsnet is also speculating that Hossa will indeed probably be officially heading north shortly. - JC

Update 9:59am: A couple of rumor killers. After talking with both Lightning GM Jay Feaster and Leafs Interim GM Cliff Fletcher, Rogers Sportsnet has confirmed that a trade to send Brad Richards to Dallas is false and that Kyle Wellwood has not asked to be traded. - JC

Update 1024am: TSN reports that Marian Hossa‘s equipment is still in the visitors’ locker room at the Bell Centre. Why is this important? Atlanta visits Montreal tonight. - JC

Update 1033am: Both TSN and Rogers Sportsnet have confirmed that the Blues have acquired Cam Janssen from the Devils in exchange for Bryce Salvador. -JC

Update 1058am: Thrashers PR has told TSN that Marian Hossa will not be practicing with the team this morning. - JC

Update 1117am: TSN reporting that Florida has acquired Wade Belak from Toronto in exchange for a fifth-round pick. - JC

Update 1127am: TSN breaking news again. Brian Campbell appears to be headed to San Jose. Details to follow. - JC

Update 1136am: The other parts of the Campbell deal - Steve Bernier and a first-round pick to Buffalo. - JC

Update 1139am: Pierre Maguire throwing some rumors out there on TSN’s broadcast. The most notable: Columbus is shopping Sergei Fedorov out there. - JC

Update 1144am: It’s official. Brad Richards has waived his no-trade clause and has been traded to Dallas. More to follow. - JC

Update 1148am: The complete Richards trade - Brad Richards, Johan Holmqvist to Dallas; Jussi Jokinen, Jeff Halpern, and Mike Smith to Tampa Bay. - JC

Update 1154am: TSN reporting that Montreal has sent Cristobal Huet to Washington for a second-round pick. - JC

Update 1212pm: We’ve received a tip on a trade that will be announced shortly. Chicago has acquired Andrew Ladd in exchange for Tuomo Ruutu to Carolina. More on that in a bit. - JC

Update 1219pm: Ruslan Salei to Colorado; Karlis Skrastins and a third-rounder to Florida. - JC

Update 1236pm: TSN reporting that Adam Foote and Columbus are having major problems agreeing to a contract extension. - JC

Update 1237pm: TSN reporting both Martin Lapointe and Robert Lang set to be traded by Chicago. Lapointe has already been sent to Ottawa for a sixth-round pick. - JC

Update 106 pm: TSN reporting Adam Foote has been dealt to Colorado. More to come. - JC

Update 114pm: Bob McKenzie says that Washington has acquired Sergei Fedorov. - JC

Update 126pm: Columbus gets a conditional first-round draft pick in the Foote deal and acquires prospect Teddy Ruth from Washington. - JC

Update 133pm: Rob Davison to the Islanders for a seventh-round selection. - JC

Update 140pm: TSN reports Matt Cooke headed to Washington in exchange for Matt Pettinger. - JC

Update 225pm: Seems like the calm before the storm right now if indeed there is going to be a firestorm right before the deadline expires. Only rumor of note floating around comes courtesy of Rogers Sportsnet who is reporting that Marian Hossa could actually land in Pittsburgh. - JC

Update 253pm: Rogers Sportsnet reporting that Pittsburgh has acquired Hal Gill from Toronto in exchange for 2nd and 5th picks. - JC

Update 255pm: Rangers acquire Christian Backman from St. Louis for a 4th rounder. - JC

Update 301pm: Blockbuster time. Pittsburgh wins the bidding war for Marian Hossa, sending Colby Armstrong, Erik Christensen, and prospect Angelo Esposito as well as a potential first-round pick. That’s a steep price for a guy that’s going to be a UFA after this season in my opinion. - JC

Update 304pm: Pittsburgh also gets Pascal Dupuis in the Hossa deal. - JC

Update 315pm: Some late deals coming out now. The Wild add some toughness in the form of Chris Simon, handing a sixth rounder to the Islanders. Brad Stuart is headed to Detroit. . Leafs trade Chad Kilger to Florida for a third-rounder. - JC

Update 320pm: Rangers and Coyotes agreeing to a five-player deal. Josh Gratton, David LeNeveu and Fredrik Sjostrom to New York; Al Montoya and Marcel Hossa to Phoenix. - JC

Update 328pm: The Ducks have acquired Marc-Andre Bergeron. 3rd rounder to the Isles. - JC

Update 337pm: Washington busy again, acquiring Alexandre Giroux from Atlanta in exchange for Joe Motzko. - JC

Update 352pm: Still not slowing down. Nashville acquires Jan Hlavac from the Lightning for an undisclosed draft pick per TSN. - JC

Update 451pm: Not done yet. Nashville acquires Brandon Bochenski from Anaheim in exchange for future considerations. - JC

Update 554pm: Still more transactions trickling down. Tampa Bay has acquired Brandon Segal and a 7th rounder from Anaheim for Jay Leach. Brian Boucher has also signed with San Jose. - JC

Update 700pm: Looking like that’s about it. Thanks to everyone who followed throughout the day. - JC