NEW YORK –The countdown to Wednesday's NHL Trade Deadline (Mar. 3 at 3:00 p.m. ET) is on as NHL teams position themselves for the six-week push to the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Wall-to-wall coverage on NHL.com begins today with a team of correspondents in every NHL city to cover player transactions, draft pick exchanges and all the latest trade news. A panel of writers, analysts and guests will provide up-to-the-minute reports, break down trades and delve into historical Trade Deadline moves that lead to great stretch runs and eventual Stanley Cup victories.
Digital coverage includes a trade ticker and mobile tracker, official confirmation of trades from NHL's Central Registry office and analysis with special guests including a pair of former NHL general managers -- Hall of Famer Scotty Bowman and Craig Button. Trade deadline coverage on NHL.com is sponsored by Hungry Man in Canada.
NHL Network U.S. will pick up TSN's TradeCentre coverage from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m ET. TradeCentre, hosted by James Duthie, will feature a cast of Hockey Insiders, analysts, former NHL players, coaches and general managers, reporters and correspondents providing breaking news and instant analysis of each transaction, including interviews with players, coaches and GMs from across the league. TradeCentre also will be streamed live on NHL.com for the U.S. audience. In addition to TSN's coverage, NHL Network will have Deb Kaufman reporting live from NHL headquarters in New York City with updates every hour.
NHL Network Canada with wrap up all of the day's action on their traditional On The Fly program beginning at 8 p.m. ET.
NHL Live!, the NHL's daily radio show -- broadcast live on Sirius XM Radio, streamed on NHL.com (in Canada) and simulcast on NHL Network Canada from noon – 2 p.m. ET -- will have special programming to bring fans up-to-date on the day's events.
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That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.
— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on teammate Antoine Vermette, who returned from being a healthy scratch in Game 3 to score the double-overtime winner in Game 4