It's not like we need another Trade Deadline thread on the internet, but here's a good place to mock each team's pickups or inactions.
One week ago, Leaf's GM Brian Burke indicated that he was very displeased with the Nonster and Jesus's choice in net. A few days later, Ron Wilson hung out Jo'Gus' to dry instead of reflecting on his coaching abilities. Leaf Nation finally started listening to THM and wondering if Francois Allaire was culpable in the shit goaltending of the team. In brief, the answer to that question is "yes".
Across the aisle -- or province -- Ottawa was relatively silent on the trade front and absolutely zero noise had been made with respect to goaltending.
So the Leafs were vocally in the market for a goalie; Ottawa was not. Then top BoO goaltender Craig Anderson's dinner bit him back, with a chicken causing him to slice his blocker hand and and lacerate a ligament. Verdict: Out 2 to 8 weeks. Lehner was recalled and the Auld-Lehner era began.
But wait.... the Leafs continued to tell everyone they were looking for a goalie. The Sens clearly needed insurance in net.
So what happened? The Leafs still talked. And talked. And talked. Then, on Sunday morning, they still talked. And while this continued, Brian Murray announced the Senators 2013 2nd round pick was headed to St. Louis in exchange for 6'7" giant goaltender Ben Bishop, the top performing goaltender in the AHL and a consensus NHL ready 'tender. The hockey world reacted in shock that the Leafs did not appear to have more than a 2nd rounder to send to St. Louis. One figures Leclaire will be in the blue and white soon.
In response to the acquisition of Ben Bishop, the Senators star goaltending prospect (Calder Cup MVP) Robin Lehner let in a stinker at 0:49 of the game v. the Isles. Then he proceded to earn the 1st star of the game with an extremely solid performance.
14 hours remain
As of the publishing of this post, there are just under 14 hours left before trade papers can be faxed to NHL headquarters.
Will the Leafs land a goalie? Will Nash end up in a Leaf jersey and Kadri play out the next several years on another AHL team? Or will the Leafs take on the projected role of the Senators and start thinking 6/49? Burke's personal trade deadline has been gone for a while (or so he tells people, as he likes to do). Are the Senators done moving players or will we see more movement from the only BoO GM who puts his job before his mouth?