Normally, NHL trade deadline day is massive bore, with nothing happening for most of the day until the very last minute, particularly when it comes to Mike Gillis, who usually treats deadlines the same way a college freshman treats studying for a final exam: last minute cramming.
We expect this year’s trade deadline will be completely normal.
But PITB will be here all day, from 5 AM in the morning until there’s no chance that Gillis snuck in a last-second fax to the NHL head offices. We’ll give you up-to-the-minute updates and analysis, not just of the various trades throughout the day, but also of James Duthie’s bad jokes, Aaron Ward’s tie, and Bob McKenzie’s on-air cell-phone use. If past livechats are an indication, we’ll also talk about penguins, what we’re eating for breakfast, and Batman.
The Canucks have one big piece to move, Roberto Luongo, and numerous needs, so it’s entirely possible that the Canucks will do something big and crazy that will shake the world to its core. Either that or the Canucks will do nothing and an angry mob will storm Rogers Arena with pitchforks and torches. Or, at the very least, pitchfork and torch apps on their smartphones.
It’s going to be a good time. So please, join us. Otherwise we’ll just be talking to ourselves for 8 hours, which would be really depressing. The fun starts at 5 AM Pacific.