Hockey Rumors Christmas, a.k.a. the NHL trade deadline, is this Wednesday (although some people, like Lou Lamoriello, can't wait to open their gifts -- Niclas Havelid from the Atlanta Thrashers is not too shabby for the Devils).
We here at Puck Daddy will have things covered for the deadline, starting with a one-hour edition of the PD/TFP podcast with Greg Wyshynski and Dave Pagnotta at noon EST on Tuesday; then, on Wednesday, we're going to have "live blog" posts every hour on the hour, with constantly updated news, rumors and analysis -- including the return of the infamous Milbury Scale for rating trades.
While you're checking back here throughout the day, here are your various options on the television side of things to get the latest breaking news.
The top sports headlines of the day
NHL Network U.S.
12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
NHL Live with Don LaGreca, Bill Clement, Billy Jaffe and Jim Fox from the NHL Store Powered by Reebok.
3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
On the Fly Trade Deadline Special with Brian Duff, Gary Green, Craig Button, Bill Clement and Eric Duhatschek.
(For those fans in the U.S. with DIRECTV, DISH Network®, AT&T U-verse, Verizon, Cox Communications, Grande Communications or TVMAX, the NHL Network will be offering a free preview from March 2 to March 7.)
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
TradeCentre '09 with James Duthie, Darren Dreger, Bob MacKenzie, Gord Miller, Pierre McGuire, Darren Pang, and Keith Jones.
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Hockey Central Trade Deadline Special with Darren Millard, Nick Kypreos
Versus (the home of hockey in the United States)
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Escape to the Wild
Campbell Outdoor Challenge
Be sure to have a sick day readily available to use on Wednesday or start prepping those finger exercises for the hundreds of refresh clicks throughout the day.
Let us know what you're planning to do to celebrate Deadline Day ... and if Versus' Turkey Revolution is worth clicking over to during commercial breaks.