Bowman, aiming at a fourth
Two Sunday deals — the
Of those mentioned most often in trade rumors only shot-blocking defenseman
"Chicago went and made their moves early. Florida did some things early. San Jose did some things early. So I think what we're seeing is that the trade deadline has now been extended," Ducks General Manager Bob Murray said. "Teams are trying to jump early into doing things so it's not just this one big day."
Faced with a logjam up front that will grow with the return of
"I'm comfortable with not screwing up the chemistry too much," Murray said, mindful that it took months for his team to mesh before its current eight-game winning streak and 15-1-1 push. "I think both are very good kids, get along with everybody and they're both very excited to be coming here. I think this works, this fits. We're deeper and we're very versatile."
Murray said he will have a better estimate on Pirri's recovery after Pirri is examined by team medical personnel Tuesday. McGinn is also due to arrive Tuesday and is expected to play Wednesday.
Kings General Manager
"He's really good at what he does," Lombardi said. "No doubt about it. It didn't surprise me one bit. But is that going to make us go out and say we've got to do this, that? No. I think that's dangerous. You've got to look at your team and it's always been, how good are we? Yes, you look at your matchups but I think you start getting into that, you might be throwing around first-rounders before you know it."
In a trade more interesting than strategic, the Kings acquired minor league center
That's one of the few sure things about any of Monday's moves.
The eight teams in the World Cup of Hockey will announce their rosters of at least 16 players Wednesday. ...