Trade Deadline Recap
Today was the NHL trade deadline and there was a total of 17 trades involving 28 players and 14 draft picks. The biggest name to move was a surprising move when Marion Gaborik was traded to Columbus. The full list is below.
|Toronto||D- Ryan O’Bryne||Colorado||2014 4th Round pick|
|Columbus||G- Patrick Kileen||Pittsburgh||Future Considerations|
|Anaheim||F- Matthew Lombardi||Nashville||F- Brandon McMillan|
|Washington||F Martin Erat
F- Michael Latta
|Minnesota||F- Jason Pominville
2014 4th Round Pick
F- Johan Larsson
2013 1st Round pick
2014 2nd Round pick
|San Jose||F- Raffi Torres||Phoenix||2013 3rd Round pick|
|Columbus||F- Blake Comeau||Calgary||2013 5th Round pick|
|New Jersey||F- Steve Sullivan||Phoenix||2014 7th round pick|
|Minnesota||G- Jeff Deslauriers||Anaheim||Future Considerations|
|Boston||D- Wade Redden||St. Louis||Conditional ’14 7th Rd|
|Columbus||F- Marion Gaborik
D- Blake Parlett
D- Steve Delisle
|New York Rangers||F- Derick Brassard
F- Derek Dorsett
D- John Moore
2014 6th Round Pick
|Philadelphia||G- Steve Mason||Columbus||G- Micheal Leighton
2015 3rd Round Pick
|Tampa Bay||G- Ben Bishop||Ottawa||F- Cory Conacher
2013 4th Round pick
|San Jose||D- Scott Hannan||Nashville||Conditional ’13 7th Rd|
|Edmonton||Jerred Smithson||Florida||2013 4th Round Pick|
|Pittsburgh||F- Jussi Jokinen||Carolina||Conditional ’13 7th Rd|
|Chicago||F- Maxime Sauve||Boston||F- Rob Flick|
Pittsburgh: The Penguins are still winners of the recent trade market. They added two great depth pieces in Brenden Morrow and Jarome Iginla. Despite the injury to captain Sidney Crosby the moves the Penguins made were one that indicates their commitment to winning the cup this season.
Columbus: Any team that can add Marion Gaborik to their team improves their chances of making a strong playoff run. They are playing great and that should continue with the addition of Gaborik.
Boston: No the Bruins did not make any ground breaking trades, but adding Jagr and Redden adds depth to a team that was lacking depth. Adding Redden should make Aaron Johnson expendable and that in itself should please Bruins fans. I don’t think they needed to take on big time players, I like what they did.
Note: I do not take Patrice Bergeron’s injury into effect with this write up, as much as he means to the Bruins I think the Bruins should still be able to do well and coast into the playoffs, maybe not contend for the top spot but I think a 4-5 seeding is likely.
Philadelphia: Acquired goalie Steve Mason, I think he could end up starting for the Flyers down the stretch if they are knocked out of contention. I think this can be the reason Ilya Bryzgalov gets traded or released. They didn’t make any other major moves, but if Mason plays well and gets the Flyers confidence that might give them the stones to buy out Bryzgalov.
New York Rangers: The Rangers traded Marion Gaborik and got seemingly nothing in return if you ask me. I think they could have and should have gotten more. This was an easy choice to pick the Rangers for the losers section.
Phoenix: not so much the Coyotes, they got some draft picks and dumped salary. But the fans of the team loses. Which is bad since they don’t have many die hards to begin with with the uncertainty surrounding them.
Buffalo: Jordan Leopold, Jason Pominville, and Robyn Regehr were traded, and they did not get anything of note in return player-wise but they got a nice collection of draft picks as compensation. I was bordering putting them into the winners section, but I don’t like their moves enough to put them there.
So tell me hockey fans, what do you think of the moves this year? Did you expect more action?
Posted on April 3, 2013, in All Sports, Hockey, National Hockey League and tagged anaheim ducks, Boston Bruins, buffalo sabres, calgary flames, colorado avalanche, columbus blue jackets, minnesota wild, nashville predators, new jersey devils, new york rangers, nhl, nhl trade deadline, Ottawa Senators, philadelphia flyers, phoeix coyotes, pittsburgh penguins, san jose sharks, st louis blues, tampa bay lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.