NHL Trade Deadline Hits This Friday – March 5

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The NHL trade deadline is this Friday, March 8, at 3 p.m. ET. Teams making a trade must have all of their paperwork into the league office by that time for the trade to be approved by the NHL. A few big moves have been made already. On Jan. 31, the Vancouver Canucks acquired Elias Lindholm from Calgary in exchange for Andrei Kuzmenko, the rights to two unsigned defenseman prospects, a first-round pick in the 2024 NHL draft, and a conditional pick in this year’s draft.

NHL Trade Deadline Hits This Friday - March 5
Vancouver leads the Pacific Division

The Lindholm trade made a very good Vancouver team even better. The Canucks are the top team in the Pacific Division with a 39-17-7 record. Their 85 points is also tops in the Western Conference. In 14 games with Vancouver, Lindholm has four goals and six points. The Canucks are led by C J.T. Miller and his 30 goals and 83 points. Goaltender Thatcher Demko is tied for the NHL lead with 31 wins. The Canucks probably will not be active at the NHL trade deadline, but several teams will.

Top Candidates Ahead of the NHL Trade Deadline

With the NFL combine having come and gone, the NHL trade deadline is the new focus in the sports world. A number of players have been mentioned as potential targets to be on the move at the NHL trade deadline. Chief among them is Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jake Guentzel. 

Guentzel is the Penguins second-leading scorer behind Sidney Crosby. He is also injured and won’t return to the ice until later this month. Guentzel is 29 and a pending unrestricted free agent. The Penguins want to get younger and they won’t be trading any of their core – Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang, or Erik Karlsson. 

NHL Trade Deadline Hits This Friday - March 5
Pittsburgh’s Guentzel could be moved before the NHL trade deadline

The goalie that has been mentioned the most in NHL trade deadline talks is Calgary’s Jacob Markstrom. He is in complete control of his destiny as he has a no-movement clause in his contract, but the New Jersey Devils want to make a run at making the playoffs and Markstrom could be the missing piece. Nashville’s Juuse Saros, Marc-Andre Fleury of Minnesota, and Montrea’s Jake Allen are other goaltenders that could be on the move at the NHL trade deadline.

No Trades at Sports Hub

Here at Sports Hub, we don’t need to trade for any new handicappers. That’s because we’ve got the best of the best in the entire world right here. Many of our expert cappers are exclusive to Sports Hub, meaning you’re out of luck if you try to find them among other handicappers on the vast world wide web. 

Sports Hub exclusive handicappers are only available via Sports Hub. That means you need a SportsHub membership to gain access to them. In a minute, we’ll take a look at yesterday’s handicapper leaderboard. Three of the top five on the list are Sports Hub exclusive cappers. 

NHL Trade Deadline Hits This Friday - March 5
The Top 3 cappers over the last 30 days are Sports Hub experts

The top three handicappers over the last 30 days are also Sports Hub exclusive guys. One thing is certain. Our experts win and they do it consistently. If you like wins, sign up for a FREE (yes, it’s free!) Sports Hub account and join the movement. Your sports betting career will take a significant turn.

Let’s look at yesterday’s results.

  • Willie T calling his shot: William Taylor is one of our Sports Hub exclusive handicappers. He topped yesterday’s leaderboard with an impressive 4-0 record and $450 earned. He crushed his NHL pick, calling the Columbus upset of Vegas in the NHL last night. Kudos to Willie T.
  • Hoops central: Sports Central offers expert sports picks at Sports Hub, but they are not an exclusive capper. Sports Central went 4-0 yesterday, hitting four basketball picks. The result was another $400 added to the bankroll. SC is up $580 over the last three days.
  • Beam me up Scott: Scott’s Picks were out of this world yesterday. Scott went 6-2 and earned $390. It was a breath of fresh air for Scott, who had himself a mini slump last week.
  • Ain’t singin’ the Blues: Randall Dickelman, a Sports Hub exclusive capper, took the fourth spot on yesterday’s leaderboard with a 3-0 performance. He earned a total of $325 by hitting on the St. Louis Blues on the moneyline at +125 over the Philadelphia Flyers. 
  • Experts tie for fifth: Two SportsHub exclusive handicappers tied for the fifth spot on yesterday’s board. Gino De Luca and Seth Cohen each went 3-0 and took home $300. Gino is now up $670 over the last three days. Seth is up $736 over the last seven. Bottom line is that if you like wins, our Sports Hub experts can provide.

Denver Will Cut Wilson, Take Cap Hit

Among today’s trending sports news is the looming NHL trade deadline, but also some news out of the NFL. Read on to learn more about what Denver is going to do about Russell Wilson. One of the Kelce brothers will retire from the NFL and the New Jersey Devils, who may be active at the NHL trade deadline, have a new head coach.

Here’s what’s trending today.

  • Broncos to cut Russell Wilson: Two years ago, Denver signed QB Russell Wilson to a 5-year, $242.6 million contract. The Broncos got 11 wins and no playoff berths as a result. Now, the team will cut Wilson and move on. That will cost the Broncos $85 million in dead money over the next two seasons. That’s an NFL record.
  • Kelce retires: No, not Travis Kelce, but his brother Jason. The Philadelphia Eagles C will retire after 13 seasons in the NFL. He played all of those seasons with the Eagles and was a seven-time Pro Bowler and a six-time All-Pro. Since the AFL-NFL merger, Kelce is the only center who has won a Super Bowl and was selected as a first-team All-Pro.
  • Devils fire coach: Ahead of the NHL trade deadline, the struggling New Jersey Devils fired coach Lindy Ruff and replaced him with Travis Green. The Devils could be active at the NHL trade deadline. They are currently sixth in the Metropolitan Division.
  • Acuna good to go: Braves star and reigning NL MVP Ronald Acuna Jr. does not have a serious knee injury and will be ready to go by Opening Day. Acuna has some irritation in the meniscus of his right knee. It is nothing serious and he should be ready when the Braves play the Phillies on March 28. Last season, Acuna became the first MLB player to hit 40 homers and steal 70 bases in a season.

NHL Trade Deadline Looms, 9 Games Tonight

The NHL trade deadline is Friday, but before that happens, fans can take in the ESPN+/Hulu broadcast tonight and a TNT doubleheader tomorrow night. The NBA has a nice slate of games tonight and bettors can take advantage of a huge Super Tuesday of college basketball. There is betting value to be found on this Tuesday.

Here’s what’s available. 

  1. NHL: Ahead of the NHL trade deadline, there are nine games on the NHL schedule. St. Louis, an upset winner last night in a shootout, plays at the New York Islanders in the ESPN+/Hulu game tonight. 
  2. NBA: TNT will carry tonight’s NBA doubleheader. Boston is at Cleveland in the first game starting at 7:30 p.m. ET. Phoenix is at Denver in the nightcap at 10:00 p.m. ET. Those are two of the nine games on the schedule tonight.
  3. NCAAB: There are eight games featuring teams ranked in the latest AP Top 25 college basketball poll. No. 3 Purdue is at No. 12 Illinois in a Big Ten showdown.
  1. MLB: More spring training games are on the schedule today. The Braves got good news when they learned that Acuna was not seriously injured. Atlanta will play Detroit today at 1:05 p.m. ET. 
  2. Soccer: You’ll find some UEFA Champions League action today as well as a couple matches in the CONCACAF Champions Cup. Lots of soccer in England today. Check our soccer cappers for picks today.
  3. Tennis: This is a great niche sport like golf and NASCAR. Both the men and the women are playing at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif. Qualifying finals are today and the tournament continues this week.

Check the Sports Hub members’ area to see what our expert handicappers are betting on tonight. There are over a hundred picks in the system already and there will be hundreds more put in throughout the day. 

Remember, our picks database is searchable. You can find exactly what you are looking for by doing a quick search. Want hockey picks before the NHL trade deadline? Search for hockey picks in the database. Find the top hockey handicappers over the last 3, 5, 7, or 14 days. Then, it’s time to win!