All Trades of the deadline day summed up.
A blockbuster trade as Ryan McDonagh and J.T. Miller get traded to the NY Rangers in exchange for Vladsilav Nametsnikov, prospects Libor Hajek and Brett Howden and a 2018 1st round and 2019 conditional 2nd round pick. (In case Tampa Bay wins the Stanley cup in 2018 or 2019).
Both teams can be considered winners for this trade as the Lightning are going for the Stanley cup and the Rangers are starting their rebuild.
The Vegas Golden Knights are preparing for a long run in the playoffs by acquiring Tomas Tatar from the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for a 2018 1st round, 2019 2nd round and 2021 3rd round pick.
Vegas surely overpaid for Tatar, but what GM wouldn’t when they have a real chance to win it all in the very first season of the franchise’s existence.
San Jose Sharks trade for Evander Kane from Buffalo Sabres in exchange for a 2019 conditional 1st round pick, a 4th round pick and Dan O’Regan. (First-round pick becomes second-round pick if Kane re-signs with San Jose in the off-season.)
The Sharks got Kane for a bargain. The Sabres surely could have gotten a higher return for a player of that caliber.
Columbus acquires Tomas Vanek from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Tyler Motte and Jussi Jokinen.
The Canucks could’ve gotten valuable assets in return, instead they got an ageing forward in Jussi Jokinen and an unproven center in the form of Motte. The Blue Jackets on the other hand got a leader for the dressing room that can still put up enough points.
New Jersey trade for Patrick Maroon from the Oilers in exchange for a 2019 3rd round pick and prospect Joey Dudek.
No one expected the Devils to be in a playoff spot at this point in the season, but they are and they added a winger that gives the team depth up-front.
The Winnipeg Jets acquire Paul Stastny from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for a 2018 first round pick and Eric Foley.
The Jets win this trade as they get ready for the playoffs. Saint Louis is only one point out of a wild-card spot so this trade is a tad surprising and retaining 50% of the salary doesn’t help the Blues’ case.
The Predators acquire Ryan Hartman and 2018 5th round pick from the Blackhawks in exchange for Victor Ejdsell, a 2018 1st round pick and a 2018 4th round pick.
The asking price for Hartman is high, but it shows that the Predators are all-in to win. The Blackhawks got a prospect and picks, and are starting to work on their future.
The Columbus Blue Jackets acquire Ian Cole from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for Nick Moutrey and a 2020 3rd round pick.
The Blue Jackets add depth in the back end with the acquisitions of Cole, while Ottawa keeps building their future.
New York Rangers acquire Chris Bigras from Colorado in exchange for Ryan Graves.
Nashville predators acquire Tyler Guadet and John Ramage in a four-player deal with the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Trevor Murphy and Pierre-Cedric Labrie.
Boston Bruins trade for Tommy Wingels from Chicago in exchange for a 2019 conditional 5th round pick,
Pittsburgh Penguins trade Greg McKegg to the Carolina Hurricanes for forward Josh Jorris.
Calgary Flames acquire Nick Shore from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for a 2019 7th round pick.
Montreal Canadiens acquire Mike Rielly from Minnesota in exchange for a 2019 5th round pick.
Winnipeg Jets give up a 2018 fourth round pick for Joe Morrow from Montreal.
Anaheim acquires Jason Chimera from the Islanders in exchange for Chris Wagner.
Columbus Blue Jackets acquire Ryan Kujawinski from the Arizone Coyotes in exchange for Jordan Maletta.
The Vancouver Canucks acquire Brendan Lepisic from the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for Philip Holm.
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