Trade deadline comes and goes, Preds stand pat…

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2:00pm Central has come and gone and the time to move players has passed. The Nashville Predators, as Dirk Hoag of On the Forecheck confirmed, didn’t make a single move today.

At one point this morning, TSN’s Darren Dreger reported that the Preds had unloaded JP Dumont‘s $4.5 million contract but had also parted ways with blue chip prospect Ryan Ellis in exchange for Toronto forward Clarke MacArthur. That never happened.

Once the deadline has passed, Rogers Sportsnet mentioned that the Predators were interested in Vancouver Canucks forward Mason Raymond as well.

Nashville was also heavily rumored (for weeks) to be interested in Edmonton Oilers defenseman Ladislav Smid but didn’t get that deal done either.

General Manager David Poile has a press conference in a little over a half hour from now. It’ll be interesting to see if he says anything other than the standard “Mike Fisher was our deadline addition” and “if we get Cal O’Reilly or Matthew Lombardi back, that’ll be just as good as trading for someone” lines.

So, are you happy with the Predators standing pat on deadline day? Do you trust that Poile was asked for too much in return? What say you, Preds fans?

6 Comments

  1. codeyh

    February 28, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    I’m happy we got Fisher before the deadline….

  2. Cyprus231

    February 28, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    I think getting Lombardi/O’Reilly back will help, but…I still would’ve liked to have seen a move. Kind of glad we didn’t give up Ellis, either.

    But the reality is that this team doesn’t need more prospects. We have plenty. We can win, now, with only another piece or two.

  3. Medic Clifford

    February 28, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Cal O’Reilly & Matthew Lombardi’s seasons are over.even if they started skating today it would be the end of the season before they were ready to play. I think we have seen Lobardi’s last game.

    • Goverjkg

      February 28, 2011 at 8:58 pm

      I know there are some people who agree with you.

  4. Oscar Cullom

    February 28, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Hell no.because for starters our main need wasn’t addressed and everyone that we’re chasing in the West made some form of move whether it was via a trade of waiver claims.What has “standing pat” gotten us anyway??

  5. Ernirw

    February 28, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Adding a new body at the last minute may not be the best idea. That person comes in here with too high expectations of us and of him. It may not be a good fit for our way of play- Forsberg is a good example. Getting O’Reilly back would be fabulous. Him and a healthy Sullivan, Boullion, and Lombardi would be all we need, but that may be too much to ask. If we could just play with consistency. We’ve been so streaky all year. Settle down and give it your best—every night. You can do it!!!