I don't think it really counts as a blockbuster, since most people have only even heard of one of the four players involved in the deal, but yesterday's trade of Roberto Luongo might just be the biggest news of... Nooo!!! Stephane Robidas!!!... this year's trade deadline. Luongo and his enormous contract, and... Robi!!! Don't leave us!!!... some random other guy, will be heading to the Sunshine State, in exchange for another random other guy and a random other goalie. This presumably means that rookie netminder Eddie Lack will be fighting... All is forgiven Stephane!!! Stay in Dallas!!!... for the starting job with Swedish compatriot, Jacob Markstrom, the random other goalie received from Florida in the deal, who sports a sub .900 save percentage over parts of 4 seasons in the NHL.
This is what happens when you deal from a position of strength - Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider as your team's goaltenders - but forget to stop dealing - Eddie Lack and Jacob Markstrom as your team's goaltenders.
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This one isn't really a recap, although it halfway masquerades as one. Mike Heika's observations on last night's game. [Sports Day DFW]
Mike Heika's live chat from yesterday. So not so much live anymore, but whatever. [Sports Day DFW]
This is the trouble with the trade deadline. Everything moves so fast! Elliotte Friedman's 30 Thoughts article, from yesterday. But it's rapidly becoming useless. So quick, read it now before it's entirely wrong! [CBC]
And lastly, Down Goes Brown with a primer for NHL GM's. The Dos and Don'ts of the trade deadline. [Grantland]