Every Tuesday during the season, NHL.com Correspondent Brian Metzer will provide you with an in-depth analysis of fantasy defensemen in our weekly segment: "On the 'D'-fence." From updated defensemen rankings to guys you should keep a close eye on and much more, Metzer will be your fantasy d-man expert all season long.
The National Hockey League's trade deadline has come and gone, and though it might not have been as busy as some had hoped, we did see a number of defensemen change addresses before 3 p.m. Monday. In fact, 18 rearguards found themselves on the move which pushed the total to 22 over the last five days.
Though all of those moves did not come with fantasy implications, a number of them did, as player value was either gained or lost by the shuffling of rosters and depth charts. It is the perfect example of "one man's loss being another's gain" and today we will look at some of the scenarios that should be on your radar as we head down the stretch of the NHL and fantasy seasons.