Tuesday, January 8, 2013

It's Deadline Day

Well, here we are. Today at 1pm is the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s trade deadline.

It’s been a fairly dull trading period so far with very few “blockbuster deals” being made. Two of the bigger deals of the trading window were the Saint John Sea Dogs trading Ryan Tesink and Kevin Gagne for picks but neither of those deals were exactly draw dropping.

Halifax made a big trade last night, acquiring 2013 NHL draft eligible defenseman and Fredericton native Matt Murphy.

Hopefully today a team will make a big splash. If you look at the standings, it’s basically Halifax followed by a bundle of other teams.

Some questions that will be answered today: Will Phillip Danault be traded? Will the Mooseheads load up more? How concerned are the Remparts that Mikhail Grigorenko will stick with the Sabres? Which fan base will flip out first on the internet?

In Saint John, the Sea Dogs have made six deals so far. Jonathan Huberdeau’s QMJHL rights could be traded today in a conditional deal, but we will see if that happens. And what about 20-year old defenseman Pierre Durepos?

No clue what’s going to happen today. Should be interesting. 

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