OK, so I am not liveblogging like the immaculate James Mirtle or the perpetually superior Lyle Richardson, but I did have to tip my hat to both of my fellow bloggers.

If you don't know Lyle by name, you know him by reputation (perhaps). Spector's Hockey anyone? This is your absolute source on reported (verified) news on trades and rumors and I highly recommend any NHL fan who wants to monitor the comings and goings today to check in with Lyle.

As mentioned above, James will be liveblogging for the Globe and Mail and while we are at it -- let me give public props to Paul Kukla (who I gave private grief earlier in my career) and Kukla's Korner as another source for up-to-the-minute media news reports from around the league. Paul's site is another must-have for general NHL fans.

EDIT: Let's not forget TSN.CA's Draft tracker for all of you who are not in Canada and want to follow the very very latest.

If anyone wants to voice their opinion on a league deal, please use comments on this thread...

DEADLINE HAS PASSED Still waiting to hear if the Lightning have pulled off any last minute moves. I will be content if they didn't.