12:00 PM: Are the Kings done? No one has gone on the record saying as much, and trades can still come through the wire, but it’s noon and the possibilities are limited. PA Parenteau, Valteri Filppula, and Curtis Lazar are among those who have moved in the last hour, while Patrick Sharp, Radim Vrbata, and Ryan Miller are among the big names likely to stay put.
Oh, and neither Gabriel Landeskog nor Matt Duchene has been traded.
We will keep you posted, as always!
10:20 AM: And, as you might have expected, the other shoe has dropped.
Our story is here. Kings might be done with two hours to go, but with Colorado retaining salary, there could be room for another acquisition.
9:25 AM: We have a trade. There was word Dwight King might be available...
Hearing MON has some interest in Dwight King from LA— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) March 1, 2017
... and he was. Our story is here.
Canadiens acquire forward Dwight King from the Los Angeles Kings, in return for a conditional 4th round pick in 2018. pic.twitter.com/XXas32sp3i— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) March 1, 2017
We’ll have a separate post on the move, but for now, it looks like the Kings have more cap space for a winger. Who shall it be?
9:05 AM: Thomas Vanek, one of the more reasonably priced wingers available, is headed to the Florida Panthers. Would you have traded Paul LaDue (or Kevin Gravel, I dunno) and a third-round pick for a Vanek rental? Because that’s essentially what it would’ve taken to beat the offer. I’m not so sure I would.
FLA gives up Dylan McIlrath and a third round pick to DET for Thomas Vanek. DET retains 50 per cent of salary.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) March 1, 2017
8:40 AM: Something else to keep an eye on: whether the Kings can dump Marian Gaborik’s contract. Losing #12 wouldn’t “improve” LA in any way, shape, or form, but being able to get rid of the cap hit would be hugely beneficial down the road.
Kings are trying to trade Marian Gaborik. Kings are trying to improve the team again today.— Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) March 1, 2017
8:30 AM: OK, this is less dull.
By no means is it guaranteed to happen, but LA showing some interest in Jarome Iginla, who has full NTC, and interest may be mutual.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) March 1, 2017
Jarome Iginla is 39 years old and plays for the Colorado Avalanche. This is extremely reminiscent of LA’s move for Vincent Lecavalier last year, which worked out better than expected. It would also probably be the only move the Kings make if they go for it.
8:10 AM: Most of the hockey media says the count of Deadline Day trades is now at three. In our official opinion, the late-night trades of Jannik Hansen to the San Jose Sharks and Steve Ott (lol) to the Montreal Canadiens don’t count, as they occurred before midnight Pacific time. So the trade that broke between Arizona and Colorado is the first domino! Hooray!
TRADE:— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) March 1, 2017
this is dull
7:10 AM: I hope you didn’t get up early if you live on the West Coast. So far, there have been zero trades in the month of March, and we’re stuck waiting for something — anything — to happen and to start the wave of last-minute deals. But wait, as we put this deadline live updates thread together, a sign of life!
Huge deal about to be broken...— James Duthie (@tsnjamesduthie) March 1, 2017
What could it be?
Oh. Great. Jay and Dan, I love you, but if this is the biggest swap of the day I am going to be remarkably disappointed.
Anyway, the window for Dean Lombardi, or anyone else, to make a trade is 12 PM Pacific. We’ll keep you posted on what goes down, especially for the Los Angeles Kings.