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Puck Daddy’s 2014 NHL Trade Deadline Live Blog, Hour 5

Sean Leahy
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1:55 p.m. ET -- Needing to boost their forward depth, the Penguins have acquired Marcel Goc from the Panthers for a third and fifth. Goc is a guy who drives possession, has a 52.8 percent success rate in the face-off circle and will fill a huge need on the Penguins' bottom two lines.

Goc is a center. So is Brandon Sutter, who centers Pittsburgh's third line. For now. Should the Penguins acquire Kesler, there could be a move to the wing in his future, with Goc keeping his role down the middle.

The Panthers collect some picks for the future and the Penguins help fill a need they desperately were searching for. One Milbury here.

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1:35 p.m. ET -- Less than 90 minutes left until the deadline and still some big names available. Thomas Vanek, Chris Stewart, Ryan Kesler, Matt Moulson, Mike Cammalleri are Jaroslav Halak haven't been told they've been traded just yet.

One name rumored to be on the move is Tuomo Ruutu. According TSN's Darren Dreger, Ruutu will be dealt before 3 p.m. ET today. It's just a matter of where and what team could use him as part of their forward depth.

Talking on Sportsnet, Ales Hemsky told Gene Principe that he learned of his trade to Ottawa via Twitter and then received a phone call from Craig MacTavish. That's how fast news travels these days.

1:25 p.m. ET -- Gaborik to LA is done pending a trade call, according to TSN. More on that soon. In other news, Renaud Lavoie reports that the Flyers are out of the Ryan Kesler Derby. Does that leave only the Penguins are only potential landing spot with their rumored package?

1:20 p.m. ET -- The Los Angeles Kings are reportedly back in on Marian Gaborik, according to Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet. It's believed the teams have the parameters of a deal in place, it's just a matter of how much money the Columbus Blue Jackets would retain.

Kypreos also reported that Tim Thomas could also be on the move with Roberto Luongo now in town. The Dallas Stars are rumored to have interest, which you'd wonder why since Kari Lehtonen is the first choice there. Thomas just doesn't want to sit behind Luongo, then?

1:10 p.m. ET -- Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis was interviewed on TSN and said that he'd like to upgrade his center depth and also make some improvements on the blue line. The only problem is that the market isn't looking too good at the moment.

"Looking at making a couple changes, but at this point, I'd say it's unlikely," Nonis said. He added he wouldn't move a pending UFA for a pick as the team is chasing the playoffs.

1 p.m. ET -- The Kings and Sabres are close to a deal, but not involving anyone you might think. It's a youngster trade with Brayden McNabb heading to Los Angeles along with two second rounders in exchange for Hudson Fasching and another prospect.

Another deal that doesn't feature a big name but could have big ramifications is Devan Dubnyk going from Nashville to Montreal. That's goaltending depth for the Canadiens, but also makes you wonder just how injured is Carey Price?

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