Wed Mar 03 07:11am EST
Day 1 of the Puck Daddy Chatter Box saw rumors fly about the GM Garth Snow's New York Islanders and the Chicago Blackhawks' goaltending situations, as well as trades broken first by the nearly 20 NHL insiders whose Twitter feeds we're following.
With the NHL trade deadline at 3 p.m. EST on Wednesday, it's time to fire it up for Day 2.
The featured insiders, whose hockey and non-hockey tweets will be captured here: Kevin Allen, USA Today; Darren Dreger, TSN; Bob McKenzie, TSN ; Craig Custance, The Sporting News; Elliotte Friedman, CBC; Chris Johnston, Canadian Press; Kevin Paul Dupont, The Boston Globe; Michael Russo, Star-Tribune; Rich Hammond, LA Kings Insider; Steve Zipay, Newsday; Tim Panaccio and Sarah Baicker, CSNPhilly.com; Dan Tencer of CHED Radio; David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period; Paul Kukla of Kukla's Korner; Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review; Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post Dispatch; Chip Alexander of the News & Observer; and, of course, Larry Brooks of the NY Post.
All of these writers will be counted on for breaking news in the next 48 hours, along with some pithy remarks and occasional non-hockey tweets. The comic relief: Yours truly, Sean Leahy and the great Down Goes Brown.
For clarity's sake: This isn't a live chat. But bookmark this page, as we may pop in now and again to answer questions or shoot the breeze. I'll let you know on Twitter when the chat is open.
(To the Twitter newbies -- "RT" means "re-tweet," as in something that's been quoted; "@______" is the quoted user.)
After the jump, a collection of other places you can check out live blogs or open threads for the NHL trade deadline and for specific teams.
Among the Trade Deadline blogs you might want to keep an eye on for local impact:
Rumeurs de Transactions (French language)
Hockey Independent (Isles-centric blogger BD Gallof's joint venture with XM Home Ice)
Lighthouse Hockey (New York Islanders)
Down Goes Brown (Leafs-centric comic genius)
On Frozen Blog (Washington Capitals)
If your blog is running a live blog or chat and want it listed here on Wednesday, hit us at firstname.lastname@example.org.