That escalated quickly. Tuesday was chaos for the league and the Calgary Flames, with NHL trade rumours becoming a reality or forever doomed to the discard pile. Watch who you believe out there on social media during these next 48 hours. Patrick Kane is finally a New York Rangers player, the Toronto Maple Leafs went grocery shopping while they were hungry, the Edmonton Oilers made a sensible deal to grab Mattias Ekholm, and NHL fans were treated to 10 trades with a side of heavy rumbling. Oh, there was a wild game in Calgary, too.
Even after that, there was a late-night deal putting a shocking end to Jonathan Quick’s career in Los Angeles. Major movement in the Pacific Division.
Catch up on it all right here in the CHN daily links:
Calgary Flames news
The Calgary Flames deserved better than Tuesday's 4-3 overtime loss against the Bruins but there was one silver lining aside from the effort. Goaltender Jacob Markstrom, new dad, looked more comfortable than he has in a while.
Elliotte Friedman has been speculating, or at least suggesting, that the Flames look at what they might get if they start selling players that are going to expire after next season.
Dan Vladar let in the first shot on goal and two in the first period before getting the hook at intermission on Tuesday. That's just the latest in the spinning wheel of goaltending that Calgary Flames head coach Darryl Sutter has had to deal with all season.
Want to know what Flames GM Brad Treliving's trade deadline history is? Calgary Hockey Now's Craig Ellingson wrote it all down for you.
NHL Trade Craziness, News & National Hockey Now:
LA Hockey Now: Great trade for the Kings with Columbus, but a sad end to Quick in LA. Here are the full L.A. Kings trade details.
Detroit Hockey Now: Patrick Kane is a Ranger. Gustav Nyquist to the Wild. Ekholm to Edmonton. Luke Schenn to Toronto. Here’s the trade tracker and analysis from the hockey veterans. NHL trade tracker.
NHL.com: The Columbus Blue Jackets were busy on and off the ice, beating the Buffalo Sabres, 5-3.
Washington Hockey Now: WILD couple of days in Washington. First, they traded MoJo to the Minnesota Wild. It was just the first Capitals trade.
Second, the big one. The Capitals acquired Rasmus Sandin for a first-rounder and Erik Gustafsson. The second Capitals trade. Third, the Capitals pulled Nick Jensen off the NHL trade block and re-signed him. And if you’re curious, here’s how the Washington room is handling the craziness. Capitals locker room.
Oh, and on Wednesday, they moved Lars Eller to the Colorado Avalanche. Meanwhile, the Calgary Flames GM is silent.
Pittsburgh: On the ice, winner winner Nashville hot chicken dinner. McGinn snapped his two-month scoreless streak in perhaps his final game as a Penguin. Sidney Crosby and Jason Zucker scored late third period goals for the comeback win over Nashville. Here’s Dave Molinari’s Penguins recap.
TSN: The NHL trade rumors are picking up on Blues’ d-man Colton Parayko.
NYI Hockey Now: The Islanders continued adding. They acquired Pierre Engvall from Toronto. Full Islanders trade analysis.