Ya, all of Pulk, March and Jurco will all be "sent to GR" on paper, in order to qualify them for the AHL playoffs. They will be "recalled" after 3PM when the roster limits are no longer set at 23, as long as they fit under the cap.
I cannot say how happy I am right now, these are two types of trades that add the right combo of what a team may need to get them over the top. All these teams "loading up" have a s*** ton more to lose if they don't win a Cup, and guess what? Last I heard only ONE team can still win the Cup, so there are 4-5 teams that loaded up this week, that are going to kicking themselves in the ass...Chicago better win this year, becuase if they don't, they are facing the same situation as 2010, they will need to dump salary to get under the cap.
What Holland did the last 24 hours just proves that he is still one of the best. I may be biased, but if you are couting what was sent in retrurn today, Detroit cam out near the top of the "winner" chart. I am very critical of Holland (to say the least) but today it just proves how much I should be less critical of him. Look at the last few years of drafting and todays deadline. Sure he paid too much for Legwand last year, but he HAD to, there was almost no way of making the playoffs with Andy as your #1 center. He tried for the Olsen twins, he tried for the big names last July, he stood his ground last year and this year when everyone wanted Mantha (and now Larkin.) This may not be a Cup winning day for us, but it was definitely a playoff push move. These guys bring experience that could push us further into the playoffs we have been since 2009.
Cheers to Ken Holland! Welcome to Hockeytown Erik and Marek!