Well, this sounds pretty definitive, though I'll definitely take a deep breath once the trading bell rings. I don't necessarily blame contenders for not ponying up the assets to secure Captain Elbows, but it'll be funny to see some of them fall short of Stanley's glory this spring.
In the meantime, all this Pronger trade talk can take a couple-month break until June, when I'm sure hockey scribes will all assume once again that a trade has to happen. We shall see.
Now all I need is breaking news of a Sammy Pahlsson contract extension and my day will be complete.