Seeing as how the NHL’s general managers aren’t waiting until trade deadline day to make their big moves – we’re looking at you, Jay Feaster – it’s only natural that your friends at Puck Daddy fire up the Chatterbox a little early.
For the uninitiated: We created the Chatterbox a few years agofor three reasons: As a place for puckheads to get all of their breaking news and insider insight in one place; to have, at the end of the day, a chronological review of the NHL Trade Deadline's rumors and trades; and as a place for your friends at Puck Daddy to pop in and out during the day for quick chats.
For NHL Trade Deadline Eve, we've compiled 24 Twitter feeds from some of the best hockey journalists, news-breakers and entertaining analysts for your viewing enjoyment.
Kevin Allen of USA Today; Pierre LeBrun of ESPN; Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet; Michael Russo of the Star Tribune; Bob McKenzie of TSN; Darren Dreger of TSN; Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly; Elliotte Friedman of CBC Sports; John Shannon of Sportsnet; Craig Custance of ESPN; Andy Strickland of True Hockey; Cap Geek from, uh Cap Geek; Rob Rossi of the Tribune-Review; Dan Rosen of NHL.com; Dave Pagnotta of The Fourth Period; Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun; Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record; Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch; Adrian Dater of the Denver Post; Paul Kukla of Kukla's Korner; and your Puck Daddy buddies Wyshynski, Cotsonika and Leahy.
(Note: We're simply filtering the feeds into the Chatter Box. There may be some PG-13 language here and there, so be advised.)
Head back here throughout the day, as some of your Yahoo! Sports hockey friends will be popping in and out to answer questions or shoot the breeze.
And remember, for deadline day on Wednesday: Hourly blog posts, analysis of the big deals, our Puck Daddy Report Card and some other surprises. Plus, catch yours truly on Sportsnet during the day for … well, let’s just say it involves a classic Puck Daddy bit.