Puck Daddy Hockey Rumors Live Chat

Is Jay Bouwmeester the new Marian Hossa?

That's what Miami Herald writer David Neal is basically asking in his assessment of the Florida Panthers and what they might do at next week's trade deadline: Will some team trade a package, like the Pittsburgh Penguins did last season to the Atlanta Thrashers, for a player that could easily just leave for no compensation during the summer?

It's a fascinating issue for the Panthers, but it pales in comparison to the larger one: Can the current seventh seed in the Eastern Conference trade its best defenseman and fifth-leading scorer while desperately attempting to make the postseason?

We'll talk J-Bou; Penguins deals; what the Columbus Blue Jackets, Toronto Maple Leafs and Buffalo Sabres might do at the deadline; and some of the names being tossed around in the last rumors chat before the trade deadline. This one might go into overtime, folks.

Join myself, Lyle "Spector" Richardson of Fox Sports and David "Dave" Pagnotta of The Fourth Period for all the fun at 1 p.m. EST. We'll try and get to as many questions as we can. As always, bring the funny.

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