The Final Hour
I will miss Wade Belak. Guy's got personality.
Moreover, wouldn't it be strange for a very soft Leaf team to make only one move and get rid of their enforcer?
So there's got to be more to come from Cliff Fletcher, right? Gotta be.
Interesting, meanwhile, that the Leafs got more for Belak - a fifth rounder - than the sixth rounder Ottawa gave up for Martin Lapointe, and Lapointe is being touted as a big addition by some to the Sens situation.
The Washington Capitals, on the other hand, have turned into the most surprising team of the deadline, adding goalie Cristobal Huet, winger Matt Cooke and centre Sergei Fedorov at the same time they currently sit outside of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
It's not that risky for the Caps to do this, given they haven't given up much. But compare that with the Columbus Blue Jackets, who are about the same distance from the post-season but have dumped Adam Foote and Fedorov.
There's a Marian Hossa deal still to come, most believe, plus other smaller moves. Best guess? At day's end there will be 20 or more deals, and it seems likely that both Anaheim and Detroit will have something to say by the deadline.