Trade Deadline Day is finally upon us, and here at Hot Stove we’ve got things covered. Today we’ll run a live blog that I’ll be updating with any new trades that happen to go down. All across the country there will be eyes glued to networks and websites like TSN, Sportsnet, and the Score for a full 7 hours of coverage — it isn’t easy sitting around slamming coffee and eating like a pig all day, but I’ll have to make the necessary sacrifices.

Just a quick tip before things get rolling:  Today may be a good day for you to get a Twitter account if you haven’t already. Oh, and have your bingo cards ready.

Once the first trades start to happen, they will show up here, so hit refresh once in a while.

1:22 – Nabokov mulling over a contract. Not expected to be moved regardless. Lebrun says Montoya is being shopped by the Islanders.

12:55 – Nick Schultz dealt from the Wild to the Oilers for Tom Gilbert. Trade count: three.

12:45 – Commodore traded to Tampa for a conditional 7th round pick (who cares). Total trade count so far; two. McKenzie had this to say: “Popular theory: DAL is holding up a lot of teams. Many in on Steve Ott and not looking elsewhere until that’s resolved.”

12:40 – Burke tells TSN and Sportsnet that deadline could very well pass without a move from the Leafs. Ferraro and McGuire on TSN point to Burke’s ability to manipulate the market a little with these types of comments – both believe the Leafs get something done before the deadline.

12:08 — Aaron Portzline in Columbus reports that the Jackets have had up to 15 offers on a number of players. Kypreos confirms Clitsome claimed by the Jets.

11:50 — Ryan Rishaug of TSN had this to say: Sense out of one NHL war room is the Nash situation is causing a massive holdup in other deals. If that drops, dam breaks?

11:20 – Burke tells Sportsnet that he doesn’t expect to address the goaltending situation today.

11:15 – Tony Ambrogio at Sportsnet reports that Burke turned down an offer for Reimer

11:09 – Dreger reports that another NHL GM has said that Grabovski is in play. Bruins are in on Oduya in Winnipeg, and Jones in Colorado.

11:05 – Looks like the Red Wings are trying to add Paul Gaustad

10:55 – Kypreos reports that Nash will not waive his NTC to go to the Predators. The Habs get a 2nd round pick for Kostitsyn, and cancel the 5th round conditional pick from the Gill trade.

10:23 – Kostitsyn to Nashville is done – RDS reporting. The Predators are rumored to have an offer in for Nash as well.

10:15 – Sportsnet reports that the Leafs have made an offer for Nash that includes Joffrey Lupul. McKenzie from TSN says there’s a strong rumor about Andrei Kostitsyn going to Nashville.

10:00 – This was pointed out by Dreger earlier on air; the Sharks apparently offered up Niemi to the Flyers for Van Riemsdyk. Turned down.

9:30 – Dreger and company at TSN mention Jason Garrison and P.A. Parenteau as players that could be on the move – not sure either would garner any interest from the Leafs. Ryan White’s name out there too. I like him.

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