It may have been the way Pollak phrased it, but by saying he's not available before the deadline means he's available at the deadline. Pollak didn't say that Clowe is not available. He said he's not available before the deadline.
Disagree. Deadlines are binary; it is either before the deadline or after it.
New Sharks promotion is if anyone scores within the final 2 minutes of the second period, everyone in the crowd gets 2 free tacos from Jack In The Box via texting. Torrey Mitchell has done it a few times. Thus the legend of Taco Torrey was born.