Chat it to Bulis: The 2013 PITB NHL trade deadline day livechat extravaganza

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.

10 comments

  1. swizzler16
    April 2, 2013

    fingers crossed for Paul Holmgren to provide us with some outlandish and unexpected entertainment, as is his won’t

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  2. Dougster
    April 2, 2013

    I see Cam Barker has been waived… Room on the roster now, but for who?

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  3. NewVanFan
    April 2, 2013

    I may have to drop by. My very first trade deadline day! So excited1

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  4. anotherrob
    April 2, 2013

    Just saw Strombone’s last tweet. If this hockey thing doesn’t work out the guy has a future in comedy writing.

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  5. Deep
    April 2, 2013

    First deadline day. Nothing covered in mainstream down here (San Francisco), so PITB is my lifeline. Speak to you soon.

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  6. Naturalmystic
    April 3, 2013

    Gillis and AV will be fired after another post season letdown. Gillis afraid to make substantial moves, AV getting out coached in the playoffs(again). Belee dat!

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  7. James W.
    April 3, 2013


    Unfortunately, this event has reached
    the capacity set by the host.

    Please let the host know you would
    like to join and check back to see if
    more space opens up”

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    • Daniel Wagner
      April 3, 2013

      We’re working on it! Sorry!

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      • Daniel Wagner
        April 3, 2013

        It should be fixed now. Let us know if you can’t get into the chat.

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  8. pmjw
    April 3, 2013

    What do the Canucks need? Let me count the ways:

    About 6 forwards to replace the minor-leaguers currently on the roster. Ebbett…Pinizotto…Lapierre…Weise…Tostito…Kassian. Even Schroeder isn’t NHL ready.

    Anybody that can perform a Jesus miracle and resurrect the power play, which has been dead ever since Boston.

    Anybody that can score a goal.

    P.S. DO NOT TRADE Louongo! The Canucks can’t win games without outstanding goaltending. Thay can’t beat anybody with anything less…

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