NHL teams were busy right up to trade deadline

Wednesday, 04.03.2013 / 10:41 PM
Adam Kimelman and John Kreiser  - NHL.com Staff Writers

The NHL's trade market is closed after a flurry of 17 deals on Wednesday -- including a couple of major trades that went down in the final hour before the 3 p.m. ET deadline. Some teams were looking to upgrade for a push at the Stanley Cup Playoffs; others sought to add young assets or stock up on draft picks.

How did each team do? NHL.com takes a look at all of the moves since the start of February and analyzes how things could shape up going forward.


Incoming Assets: Ben Lovejoy, Kyle Wilson, David Steckel, Harry Zolnierczyk, Matt Lombardi, future considerations

Outgoing Assets: Dan Sexton, Ryan Lasch, Jay Rosehill, 2014 fifth-round pick, 2014 seventh-round pick, Brandon McMillan, Jeff Deslauriers

Analysis: Lovejoy has been solid on the Ducks' third pairing and Steckel has helped immensely in the faceoff circle, winning more than 52 percent of his draws since his acquisition. General manager Bob Murray's real job leading into the deadline was getting Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry signed to long-term contract extensions so he wouldn't have to list either as an outgoing asset. Lombardi could get a shot as second-line center, a hole the Ducks need to fill.


Incoming Assets: Jaromir Jagr, Wade Redden, Rob Flick, conditional second-round pick in 2014 or 2015

Outgoing Assets: Tim Thomas, Lane MacDermid, Cody Payne, Maxime Sauve, conditional 2013 second-round pick, conditional 2013 seventh-round draft pick

Analysis: The Bruins lost out on Jarome Iginla, but landed a nice consolation prize in Jagr, who at age 41 was leading the Stars in goals and points. MacDermid and Payne weren't major parts of the Bruins' future, but the conditional second-round pick becomes a 2013 first-round selection if the Bruins reach the Eastern Conference Finals. Thomas wasn't playing this season and his return to Boston to finish his contract was unlikely. The move opened salary-cap space, and the Bruins will receive a pick if Thomas plays for the Islanders in the future. Redden adds depth on defense.


Incoming Assets: 2013 first-round pick, 2013 second-round pick, two 2013 fifth-round picks, two 2014 second-round picks, 2015 second-round pick, Johan Larsson, Matt Hackett

Outgoing Assets: TJ Brennan, Jordan Leopold, Robyn Regehr, Jason Pominville, fourth-round 2014 draft pick

Analysis: With the Sabres residing near the bottom of the Eastern Conference, GM Darcy Regier decided to retool, sending Pominville, his captain, and veteran defensemen Leopold and Regehr to the Western Conference for draft picks and young players. There were rumors goalie Ryan Miller could be available, but Regier opted to keep him.


Incoming Assets: Mike Testuwide, Brian McGrattan, Kenny Agostino, Ben Hanowski, Mark Cundari, Reto Berra, 2013 first-round pick, conditional 2013 first-round pick, 2013 fifth-round pick

Outgoing Assets: Mitch Wahl, Joe Piskula, Jarome Iginla, Jay Bouwmeester, Blake Comeau

Analysis: With the departures of Iginla and Bouwmeester, the Flames have moved into a rebuilding mode, though a rumored deal involving goalie Miikka Kiprusoff didn't happen. Flames GM Jay Feaster has done a nice job stockpiling draft picks, gaining the Penguins No. 1 pick in the Iginla deal and the Blues' No. 1 pick in 2013 (if St. Louis makes the playoffs). Cundari adds blue-line depth to the Flames' prospect pool, and Berra was the top goalie in the Swiss league last season.


Incoming Assets: Marc-Andre Bergeron, Adam Hall, conditional draft pick

Outgoing Assets: Adam Hall, Jussi Jokinen, 2013 seventh-round pick

Analysis: With injuries to Justin Faulk and Bobby Sanguinetti, Bergeron fills a hole at the point on the power play. Hall had no points in six games after being claimed on waivers from the Lightning and was traded back to Tampa Bay. The Hurricanes' biggest move in the last month was signing forward Alexander Semin to a five-year extension.


Incoming Assets: Michal Handzus, Maxime Sauve

Outgoing Assets: 2013 fourth-round pick, Rob Flick

Analysis: Handzus adds size and versatility to the third or fourth line. He'll also upgrade the Hawks' success rate in the faceoff circle and see time on the penalty kill. Handzus hasn't contributed much offensively this season, but he is a four-time 20-goal scorer. Aside from that, general manager Stan Bowman stood pat.


Incoming Assets: 2014 fourth-round pick

Outgoing Assets: Ryan O'Byrne

Analysis: The Avalanche stayed pretty quiet, opting only to send depth defenseman O'Byrne to Toronto. GM Greg Sherman opted to stand pat with his young group.


Incoming Assets: Spencer Machacek, Matthew Ford, Marian Gaborik, Blake Comeau, Michael Leighton, 2015 third-round pick, Blake Parlett, Steven Deslisle, Patrick Kaleen

Outgoing Assets: Tomas Kubalik, John Moore, Derick Brassard, Derek Dorsett, Steve Mason. 2013 fifth-round pick, 2014 sixth-round pick, future considerations (to Pittsburgh)

Analysis: With his team one point out of a playoff berth, new GM Jarmo Kekalainen swung for the fences, landing Gaborik, a three-time 40-goal scorer, dealing off Mason (and certifying Sergei Bobrovsky's hold on the starting job in goal). Gaborik has just nine goals this season but should feel comfortable with former Rangers Artem Anisimov and Brandon Dubinsky already in Columbus. Brassard and Moore were first-round picks, but neither has made a major impact.


Incoming Assets: Erik Cole, Joseph Morrow, Kevin Connauton, Lane MacDermid, Cody Payne, 2013 second-round pick, conditional 2013 second-round pick, 2013 fifth-round pick

Outgoing Assets: Derek Roy, Jaromir Jagr, Michael Ryder, Brenden Morrow, 2013 third-round pick

Analysis: The Stars made their big deals Tuesday, sending Jagr to Boston and Roy to Vancouver for young players and picks. Earlier, they also netted a pair of young offensive-minded blueliners in Morrow and Connauton. Cole is signed for two more seasons after this one, adding stability to the top-six forward group, something they lacked with Roy and Jagr, who are unsigned beyond this season. The conditional pick acquired from the Bruins in the Jagr deal becomes a first-round pick if Boston wins two playoff series.


Incoming Assets: Conditional 2014 seventh-round pick

Outgoing Assets: Kent Huskins

Analysis: Defense has been an issue all season for the Red Wings, but GM Ken Holland opted to stay out of the market rather than overpay for a rental. The Wings have done well to find themselves in a playoff spot, and with some of their injured players getting healthy, they opted to stick with what they have.


Incoming Assets: Mike Brown, Kale Kessy, Garrett Stafford, Jarred Smithson

Outgoing Assets: Tobias Rieder, Dane Byers, 2013 fourth-round pick, 2014 fourth-round pick

Analysis: The Oilers needed another veteran presence and increased toughness and found both in Brown. The addition of Smithson should help on faceoffs; the Oilers are last in the League in the circle. GM Steve Tambellini didn't want to surrender any of his core young players to acquire immediate help.


Incoming Assets: TJ Brennan, 2013 fourth-round pick, 2013 fifth-round pick

Outgoing Assets: Keaton Ellerby, Jerred Smithson, Mike Santorelli, 2013 fifth-round pick,

Analysis: A season after winning the Southeast Division, a landslide of injuries has dropped the Panthers to the bottom of the League standings. With many of the players that would have drawn interest among the injured, GM Dale Tallon didn't do much at the deadline. One interesting acquisition is Brennan, a 2007 second-round pick who's just 23 and has a booming shot.


Incoming Assets: Keaton Ellerby, Robyn Regehr, conditional 2013 fourth-round pick, 2013 fifth-round pick

Outgoing Assets: Andrei Loktionov, Simon Gagne, 2013 fifth-round pick, 2014 second-round pick, 2015 second-round pick

Analysis: Regehr replaces what the Kings have lacked on the blue line with Matt Greene and Willie Mitchell injured most of the season. Moving Gagne freed up space on the roster for talented rookie Tyler Toffoli. Loktionov hadn't been able to lock in a spot at the NHL level and was hoping for a trade. GM Dean Lombardi was quiet on Wednesday.


Incoming Assets: Mike Rupp, Jason Pominville, Jeff Deslauriers, 2014 fourth-round pick, 2014 sixth-round pick, conditional 2014 seventh-round pick,

Outgoing Assets: Darroll Powe, Nick Palmieri, Matt Kassian, Chay Genoway, Matt Hackett, Johan Larsson, 2013 first-round pick, 2014 second-round pick

Analysis: With his team battling Vancouver for the Northwest Division title, Wild GM Chuck Fletcher showed that his team is going for it by landing Pominville, one of the few established scorers to move at the deadline. He didn't come cheaply -- Larsson and Hackett are legitimate prospects and Fletcher also had to surrender two high draft picks, including his first-rounder in June.


Incoming Assets: Dustin Tokarski, Jeff Halpern, Michael Ryder, Davis Drewiskie

Outgoing Assets: Cedrick Desjardins, Erik Cole, 2013 fifth-round pick

Analysis: First-year GM Marc Bergevin hasn't done much with his roster since the start of the season, and results show how smart his offseason moves were. Claiming Halpern on waivers improved the team's faceoff success rate and gave the Canadiens another penalty-killer. Ryder has done a nice job up front, and Bergevin opted to sit tight at the deadline rather than give up draft picks for a rental.


Incoming Assets: Joe Piskula, Filip Forsberg, 2013 conditional draft pick

Outgoing Assets: Brian McGrattan, Martin Erat, Michael Latta, Scott Hannan

Analysis: Erat asked GM David Poile to trade him and Poile obliged in a deal that brought back Forsberg, the 11th player taken in the NHL Draft last June. The 18-year-old helped his Swedish team move from the second division to the Elite League in 2013-14; his season ends Friday and the Predators might try to bring him to North America after that. Hannan's departure opens the door for some of the Predators' young defensemen to get more playing time.


Incoming Assets: Andrei Loktionov, Alexei Ponikarovsky, Matt D'Agostini, Steve Sullivan, conditional 2015 seventh-round pick

Outgoing Assets: 2013 fifth-round pick, 2013 seventh-round pick, 2014 fourth-round pick, 2014 seventh-round pick, 2015 fourth- or fifth-round pick

Analysis: Loktionov has been a tremendous addition and Ponikarovsky -- previously acquired at last season's deadline -- returned last month and fit right back in. D'Agostini has played well in a bottom-six role. New Jersey's biggest hole is on the top line, but the only way to fill that is to wait for Ilya Kovalchuk to return to health -- Sullivan is a useful depth forward and could help on the power play, but he's not Kovalchuk.


Incoming Assets: Tim Thomas, Anders Lee

Outgoing Assets: Conditional second-round pick in 2014 or 2015

Analysis: The acquisition of Thomas was a bookkeeping move -- he won't play this season and becomes a free agent in July. The Isles signed defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky to a two-year contract extension and are trying to extend captain Mark Streit; they opted not to move him despite the lack of an agreement on a new deal before the deadline. With his team battling for its first playoff berth since 2007, GM Garth Snow decided not to tinker with his lineup. He did sign Lee, a star at Notre Dame who scored in his NHL debut, and could add 2011 first-rounder Ryan Strome, who is playing in the AHL after his junior career ended.


Incoming Assets: Darroll Powe, Nick Palmieri, Ryane Clowe, John Moore, Derick Brassard, Derek Dorsett, 2014 sixth-round pick

Outgoing Assets: Marian Gaborik, Mike Rupp, 2013 second-round pick, 2013 third-round pick, 2014 second-round pick, Blake Parlett, Steven Delisle

Analysis: The Rangers traded away their one home-run hitter in Gaborik, who had two 40-goal seasons in his first three seasons in New York but struggled this season and had his differences with coach John Tortorella. Brassard figures to slot in as a third-line center, Moore is a talented 22-year-old defenseman (Dorsett is out for the year with a broken collarbone). Clowe brings size up front -- and after going scoreless with San Jose, he scored twice in his first game as a Ranger.


Incoming Assets: Matt Kassian, Cory Conacher, 2013 fourth-round pick

Outgoing Assets: Ben Bishop, 2014 sixth-round pick

Analysis: Craig Anderson's return from injury created a three-man logjam in goal that GM Bryan Murray cleared by sending Bishop to Tampa Bay. In return, he landed Conacher, the No. 2 scorer among rookies this season, who should bring an offensive boost to a front line that's been riddled by injuries.


Incoming Assets: Simon Gagne, Kent Huskins, Jay Rosehill, Mitch Wahl, Steve Mason, Adam Hall

Outgoing Assets: Harry Zolnierczyk, Mike Testuwide, Matthew Ford, Michael Leighton, conditional 2013 fourth-round pick, conditional 2014 seventh-round pick, 2015 third-round pick

Analysis: Mason could finally give the Flyers a useful backup to Ilya Bryzgalov, who's played almost every game this season. Gagne has been a solid addition to the third line. Huskins adds depth on defense and Rosehill is a physical presence to replace the injured Jody Shelley. Hall, a waiver claim, brings skill in the faceoff circle.


Incoming Assets: Tobias Rieder, Matthew Clackson, Brandon McMillan, 2013 third-round pick, 2014 seventh-round pick

Outgoing Assets: Kale Kessy, Joel Rechlicz, Raffi Torres, Matt Lombardi, Steve Sullivan

Analysis: With his team struggling to stay in the playoff race, GM Don Maloney cut payroll and got what he could for three 30-somethings who will become free agents this summer. Look for a few youngsters in the Coyotes' farm system to get the chance they can play in the NHL.


Incoming Assets: Brenden Morrow, Douglas Murray, Jarome Iginla, Jussi Jokinen, 2013 third-round pick, 2013 seventh-round pick, 2014 fifth-round pick, future considerations

Outgoing Assets: Ben Lovejoy, Eric Tangradi, Joseph Morrow, Kenny Agostino, Ben Hanowski, Patrick Killeen, 2013 first-round pick, 2013 second-round pick, 2013 fifth-round pick, 2014 second-round pick, conditional draft pick

Analysis: In a span of five days the Pens were able to add Morrow, Murray and Iginla without subtracting a player from their current roster. In Iginla and Morrow, the Stars added a pair of veteran power forwards who know how to get to the net and score ugly goals needed to win in the playoffs. Murray adds an important physical element on the back end. Morrow was one of Pittsburgh's top prospects, but the Penguins are flush with blue-chippers on the blue line. Agostino and Hanowski were not among the team's best prospects. Jokinen, acquired at the deadline, adds depth in the middle, where the Penguins are without Sidney Crosby (broken jaw).


Incoming Assets: Scott Hannan, Raffi Torres, two 2013 second-round picks, 2013 third-round pick, 2013 fourth-round pick, two 2014 second-round picks

Outgoing Assets: Douglas Murray, Michal Handzus, Ryane Clowe, 2013 third-round pick, 2013 conditional pick

Analysis: Sharks GM Doug Wilson added six draft picks -- including four for 2013 -- for three players heading toward free agency that he wasn't sure he was going to re-sign. He then switched strategies on deadline day, bringing in Hannan to add depth on the blue line and Torres to provide some of the physical play lost when Clowe was traded.


Incoming Assets: Jordan Leopold, Jay Bouwmeester, conditional 2014 seventh-round pick, conditional 2015 fourth-round pick

Outgoing Assets: Matt D'Agostini, Mark Cundari, Reto Berra, Wade Redden, conditional 2013 first-round pick, 2013 second-round pick, 2013 fifth-round pick, conditional 2015 seventh-round pick,

Analysis: The Blues upgraded their defense in a major way with the additions of Leopold and Bouwmeester, allowing them to deal Redden to Boston. The first-round pick sent to Calgary in the Bouwmeester deal will come this year if the Blues make the playoffs; if they miss, they'll lose a fourth-round pick in 2013 and a first-round pick in 2014.


Incoming Assets: Cedrick Desjardins, Dan Sexton, Adam Hall, Ben Bishop, 2013 seventh-round pick

Outgoing Assets: Dustin Tokarski, Kyle Wilson, Marc-Andre Bergeron, Cory Conacher, Adam Hall, 2013 fourth-round pick

Analysis: The Lightning's biggest move was coach Jon Cooper being promoted from the franchise's AHL affiliate to replace the fired Guy Boucher. GM Steve Yzerman hopes the acquisition of Bishop will give his team the kind of solid goaltending the Lightning has lacked for much of the season. The Lightning have enough offense to deal with the departure of Conacher, whose production had slowed after a fast start. Hall came from Carolina this week and was lost to Philadelphia on waivers.


Incoming Assets: Kevin Marshall, Ryan Lasch, Drew MacIntyre, Ryan O'Byrne, 2014 fourth-round pick

Outgoing Assets: Mike Brown, Nicolas Deschamps, David Steckel, 2014 fourth-round pick

Analysis: Toronto GM David Nonis has tinkered at the edges of a lineup that's closing in on the franchise's first playoff berth since 2004. However, he didn't land the veteran goaltender he was looking for -- Miikka Kiprusoff, the goalie the Maple Leafs were interested in, opted to stay with the Calgary Flames. O'Byrne adds another big body on the blue line.


Incoming Assets: Derek Roy

Outgoing Assets: Kevin Connauton, 2013 second-round pick

Analysis: The Canucks were looking to add depth at center with Ryan Kesler and Manny Malhotra out of the lineup, and finally found their man in Roy. Connauton was a top prospect, but far from an untouchable. When Kesler's foot heals, a top-three down the middle of Henrik Sedin, Roy and Kesler provides an imposing offensive presence. GM Mike Gillis stayed quiet on Wednesday and opted to wait until the summer to deal with his goaltending situation, meaning that Roberto Luongo will remain while Cory Schneider gets the majority of the action.


Incoming Assets: Chay Genoway, Nicolas Deschamps, Joel Rechlicz, Dane Byers, Martin Erat, Michael Latta

Outgoing Assets: Kevin Marshall, Matthew Clackson, Garrett Stafford, Filip Forsberg, conditional 2014 seventh-round pick

Analysis: GM George McPhee added an excellent secondary scorer in Erat, who has had 49-to-58 points in each of the past eight seasons. But the cost wasn't cheap -- Forsberg was the 11th player taken in the 2012 NHL Draft, was voted the best under-20 player in Sweden's second-tier league and is regarded by many experts as a future star.


Incoming Assets: Eric Tangradi, Tomas Kubalik, Mike Santorelli, 2013 seventh-round pick, 2014 fourth-round pick

Outgoing Assets: Alexei Ponikarovsky, Spencer Machacek, 2013 seventh-round pick

Analysis: The Jets entered deadline day mired in a season-worst four-game losing streak, but GM Kevin Cheveldayoff decided to stand pat except for nabbing Santorelli on a waiver claim. They could have used a top-six forward to revive a struggling offense, but found no one available at a price they were willing to pay.

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