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.

Team Player Team Player
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

Nashville F-Filip Forsberg
Minnesota F- Jason Pominville

2014 4th Round Pick

Buffalo G-Matt Hackett

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 , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I was expecting maybe a couple more trades, especially considering all the recent drama with Luongo and Kiprusoff potentially going to Toronto. I agree with your picks, Boston Pittsburgh and Colombus are all huge winners. Another loser in my opinion was Washington, with their one move. Trading Filip Forsberg to Nashville for Martin Erat was a loss for Washington in my books. Erat is a good player, but Forsberg is going to be a great player in my opinion. We’ll see how it plays out!

    • Yeah the lack of trades was ridiculous especially before the 12 PM time frame when I had to get on with my day. I was shocked to come home and find out Gaborik was traded, and I wasn’t even impressed with the return as you can tell with the New York Rangers being in my losers slot. I was also tempted to put Boston in the Neutral section but they made a couple really good moves. Even if Lane MacDermid has more goals than Jagr currently, haha.

      I hear a lot of good things about Forsberg but since I am not familiar with him enough to warrant putting Washington in the losers bracket. I do know Forsberg is highly touted but Latta isn’t bad either from what I understand.

      Thank you for the imput.

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