Today is the NHL trade deadline, but I think it’s going to be tough to touch yesterday in terms of sheer awkwardness of moment.
- The Penguins waived Miro Satan yesterday and then had him in the lineup for last night’s win over Tampa. If it had been me, I wouldn’t have listened to anything Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said. I’d be over the boards every two minutes. And how does it make Penguins enforcer Eric Godard feel that a guy that was waived still got three times the ice time Godard had? But I can’t imagine Satan won’t be claimed.
- There was a rumor the Flyers were going to move goalie Marty Biron to Phoenix, who would then flip him to Buffalo. But no one has talked to Biron about waiving his no-trade clause. Still, it’s all very awkward.
- Brendan Morrison might have been waived by Anaheim, not to make cap space for a blockbuster deal, but possibly just to give them more room to move minor-leaguers up-and-down more easily. I hope for the sake of Morrison’s dignity that Anaheim make some kind of substantial deal today. Otherwise, that’s going to leave an emotional mark.
So now that teams have cleared some cap space, let’s see what they do today.