Once defenseman Christian Ehrhoff put his round of golf on hold to hear what the Buffalo Sabres had to offer, general manager Darcy Regier was confident he had a shot of signing the player before the start of the NHL's free agency period.
The Mother of All Mailbags deals with the Stars' chances of success, the Bruins' goaltending options and the Q-Stache.
What's lost amid the frenzy of deadline deals? The toll it takes on everyone involved, from players to coaches to GMs. Case in point: Brad Richards' emotional move from Tampa Bay to Dallas.