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Hockey Ops: Inside the Game
Breaking down the deadline

By Tom Lynn (Feb. 27, 2009) Trade tracker
Skinny: The NHL breaks down all the most recent trades on a page that serves as the official trade tracker
* home page
While the Trade Deadline came and went like lamb relative to recent years, offered a unique perspective throughout the day. In addition to Chris Snow's blog, we also had Tom Lynn on Wild TV and much more:

* Wild War Room updates on Wild TV
Assistant General Manager/Hockey Operations Tom Lynn, President and General Manager Doug Risebrough
* Lynn introduces the War Room (10:35 a.m.)
* Lynn's mid-morning update (11:30 a.m.)
* Lynn addresses Morrison, final push (1 p.m.)
*  Risebrough adds a closing statement (3 p.m.)

* Blog entries
Director of Hockey Ops Chris Snow
* 8:30 p.m. update (wrap-up)

* NHL Trade Deadline page
This page serves as your Trade Deadline central. In addition to all the resources you see below, we'll also cover that day

*  *  * Pre-Deadline features and resources *  *  *

Link: 2009 NHL Entry Draft pick summary
Skinny: Take a look to see what teams have in terms of picks as bargaining chips

Link: Notable deadline deals: Turning draft picks into stars
Skinny: Some deadline deals featured draft picks that would turn into star players, including Phil Housley

Link: These 15 trades were difference makers
Source: Phil Coffey, Sr. Editorial Director
Skinny: From Butch Goring to the Islanders in 1980, through Rob Blake going to the Avalanche in 2001, the trades that made lasting impacts on the playoff race

Link: Notable deadline trades involving established players
Skinny: Dating back to March 5, 1984, this is a list of prominent players who have moved at the deadline

Link: Trading deadline activity since 1979-80
Skinny: Every deadline day is listed along with all the day's trades

Link: Trades since Sept. 1
Skinny: The NHL lists all the trades that have taken place since the beginning of this season

Link: Trade Deadline Q & A
Skinny: The NHL answers such frequently asked questions as how trades are made, what happens if a player has a no-trade clause and whether a trade can take place after the deadline

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