The NHL trade deadline is here and while normally the feel for hockey fans is that of Christmas morning, it appears as though the heavily lifting as far as big deals took place during the 48 hours leading up to the final day.
The Minnesota Wild may or may not make a deal before the day is done, but for now they have found themselves on the sidelines. The initial rumors of adding San Jose winger Ryane Clowe were finally put to rest when Clowe was sent to the New York Rangers in exchange for a 2013 2nd and 3rd round pick and a conditional 2nd round pick.
It had been widely reported that the Wild were looking to add some depth up front as well as another defenseman to add to the mix as the Wild currently hold down the third spot in the Western Conference with 13 games to play.
From a national perspective, 41 year old wing Jaromir Jagr was sent from Dallas to Boston yesterday and Calgary defenseman Jay Bouwmeester headed to St. Louis.