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Emergency Trade Deadline Write Up

Post by GigantorTheGoalie » Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:34 am

It's done, it's over, time to go home people. The Trade Deadline is at an end and it's time to focus on playoffs...or the draft or both! Instead of doing the losers and winners of the trade deadline, let's look at the top 3 buyers and the top 3 sellers at the trade deadline. Note: Just counting the deals made right at the deadline, not the ones before it such as the Vrbata or Lucic deals.

Top 3 Buyers

1. Columbus
Assets brought in at Deadline: Victor Bartley/3rd/Mike Fisher/Chad Johnson/Shawn Matthias/Magnus Paajarvi
Assets Moved Out at Deadline: 2nd/4th/3rd/3rd/Andrew Bodnarchuk/Teemu Hannikainen/Kevin Connauton/4th 2019/4th 2020/3rd

It's exactly the type of deadline a team wants to have. Fill in the depth holes while not moving anything big, and a lot of holes were plugged in. A 2nd rounder is the biggest piece moved out by Blue Jackets GM Liam. No 1st's or big time prospects were moved out either which means the team's future is not in jeopardy. Columbus is ready for a fight in the trenches type of playoff run.

2. Florida
Assets brought in at Deadline: Andrew Shaw/Patrick Sharp
Assets Moved Out at Deadline: Rocco Grimaldi/3rd 2016(MIN)/Andrew Shaw

Only two moves made, however looking at the Florida roster there isn't really a lot of deadline moves that would have made sense. Disrupting chemistry is obviously a big concern as well which lead to only two moves being made. Usually two trades shouldn't be enough for this high of a finish but getting a first line winger when Vrbata goes for a potential top 6 forward and a top 4 defender compared to Sharp going for a 3rd and Andrew Shaw, it's hard to argue that Florida got great value for these two trades.

3. Edmoton
Assets brought in at Deadline: Dion Phaneuf+3rd
Assets Moved Out at Deadline: Justin Schultz+Teddy Purcell

Dion Phaneuf is in a weird classification of being underrated and overpaid. However being added to Edmonton's blueline could be what Edmonton needs to solidify a playoff spot. That's a huge hole that was filled without giving up a 1st round pick or a 2nd rounder or even one of those great young forwards. Any time you can fill a hole that big in your line up without giving up a valuable piece deserves recognition.

Top 3 Sellers

1. Dallas
Assets brought in at Deadline: 3rd 2017/Andrew Shaw/3rd 2016/Matt Belesky/1st 2016(BOS)/Johan Larsson/2nd 2016(BUF)/2nd 2019(BUF)
Assets Moved Out at Deadline: Erik Condra/Patrick Sharp/Ales Hemsky/Alex Gologoski

On Saturday, Dallas was quiet. Then we go to Sunday and Stars GM Stephen decides to put on a firesale. It's tricky doing a firesale because you don't want to get too trade crazy. The Stars stopped trading at just the right moment (the moment being stopped trading before moving Jamie Benn). Every player leaving the organization is +30 years old. He then brought in a plethora of picks along with three young players that can play on the roster. Last but not least, he did the impossible. He managed to acquire a 1st round pick for 2016. It was the only 1st rounder moved at the deadline.

2. Toronto
Assets brought in at Deadline: Justin Schultz/Teddy Purcell/3rd 2016(CGY)/4th 2019(CGY)/Trevor Van Reimsdyk/Calle Jarnkork/Jamie Devane/Ryan Murphy
Assets Moved Out at Deadline: Dion Phaneuf/3rd/Michael Grabner/Matt Hunwick/Byron Froese/Nikita Soshnikov/2nd 2018/3rd 2016/3rd 2018/4th 2019/Peter Holland/2016 2nd/2019 3rd

Weird situation in Toronto. Usually as a seller you have more assets coming in then going out. Not in the case of the Maple Leafs. Up until the Nashville trade, Leafs GM Doan was fully on board the sell train only to get off at buyers station to make one last trade. None of this is held against the Leafs though. If not for the Hemsky trade, the Leafs would be the number 1 seller. Extra credit for the Phaneuf trade bringing in a young offensive defenseman plus Teddy Purcell who can keep up on any line as a 3rd wheel. Also extra credit for the Jarnkork move which was a well done move for the future.

3. San Jose
Assets brought in at Deadline: Brad Boyes/3rd/3rd/Josh Bailey/3rd 2017/Lee Stempniak/Nigel Dawes/2nd 2016(PHI)
Assets Moved Out at Deadline: 4th/Mike Fisher/Patrick Berglund/Joonas Donskoi/3rd 2017(NYI)/3rd 2020(CBJ)/Goodrow/4th(SJ)

Sometimes getting fair value for your assets as a seller is just fine. In the case of San Jose it is. Every single trade is fair value or a win-win trade. Bringing in the cheap and underrated Lee Stempniak is a big move. Getting a 2nd rounder that could grab you a 1st round talent is also a well done move. Unfortunately for the Sharks an average deadline can't beat out the deadline moves that the Dallas Stars and Toronto Maple Leafs.

Two more categories to cover as the trade deadline lead to some interesting deals and some GM's wondering if other GM's had lost their minds.While other's GM quietly made a lot of moves that no one really noticed.

Trigger Happy GM

This one has to go to the hottest GM (and no, we're not talking about looks...be the coldest in that case) in the league before the trade deadline who was 9-1-0 in their last 10 games. Yes we're talking about the Tampa Bay Lightning. The team is making an unlikely run at the playoffs and trade off Alex Killorn and then Ryan Murphy. Doesn't seem like a huge deal however there is also the future to think about and Ryan Murphy could have been a big part of the future.

Quiet GM

This will go to the Chicago Blackhawks. The Blackhawks made 6 trades at the deadline bringing in Rocco Grimaldi, Michael Frolik, Kevan Miller, Andrew Bodnarchuk and Matt Hunwick. Small moves mostly aimed at depth and relieving cap issues. Definitely not a high profile buyer but the Hawks made some moves for the future while shoring up their depth. Why are they the Quiet GM? Because none of these moves will break or make the team but are each helpful in their own ways.

Trade 1
To Calgary: Artem Anisimov
To Chicago: Michael Frolik

Trade 2
To Tampa: Colton Sceviour+ 2 3rds
To Buffalo: Alex Killorn

Trade 3
To Nashville: Kari Ramo
To Calgary: Carter Hutton

Trade 4
To Edmonton: Dion Phaneuf+3rd
To Toronto: Justin Schultz+Teddy Purcell

Trade 5
To Florida: Andrew Shaw
To Chicago: Rocco Grimaldi

Trade 6
To Chicago: Chris Brown
To Washington: Viktor Svedberg+Mark McNeill

Trade 7
To St. Louis: 3rd
To Lumbus: Magnus Paajarvi

Trade 8
To Nashville: 2nd+4th
To Columbus: Victor Bartley+3rd

Trade 9
To Buffalo: 3rd
To Anahiem: Mike Weber

Trade 10
To Buffalo: Kyle Brodziak
To Philly: 4th+7th

Trade 11
To San Jose: Brad Boyes
To Buffalo: 4th

Trade 12
To Boston: Jeremy Morin
To Chicago: Kevan Miller+3rd

Trade 13
To San Jose: 2 3rd's
To Columbus: Mike Fisher

Trade 14
To Philadelphia: Kevin Bieksa/Anotine Vermette/2nd 2016
To Anahiem: Stefan Elliot/Michael Latta

Trade 15
To Columbus: Chad Johnson
To Chicago: Andrew Bodnarchuk

Trade 16
To San Jose: Josh Bailey/3rd 2017
To New York Isles: Patrick Berglund

Trade 17
To Nashville: Teemu Hannikainen/Kevin Connauton/4th 2019/4th 2020
To Columbus: Shawn Matthias

Trade 18
To NYR: Erik Condra
To Dallas: 3rd 2017

Trade 19
To Florida: Patrick Sharp
To Dallas: Andrew Shaw/3rd 2016

Trade 20
To Boston: Ales Hemsky
To Dallas: Matt Belesky/1st 2016(BOS)

Trade 21
To Dallas: Johan Larsson/2nd 2016(BUF)/2nd 2019(BUF)
To Buffalo: Alex Gologoski

Trade 22
To Toronto: 3rd 2016(CGY)/4th 2019(CGY)
To Calgary: Michael Grabner

Trade 23
To San Jose: Lee Stempniak/Nigel Dawes
To New Jersey: Joonas Donskoi/3rd 2017(NYI)/3rd 2020(CBJ)

Trade 24
To Chicago: Matt Hunwick
To Toronto: Trevor Van Reimsdyk

Trade 25
To Winnpeg: Matt Niskanen
To Washington: Joel Armia/Mark Stuart/2nd 2017(WPG)

Trade 26
To Philly: Goodrow/4th(SJ)
To San Jose: 2nd 2016(PHI)

Trade 27
To Toronto: Calle Jarnkork/Jamie Devane
To Nashville: Byron Froese/Nikita Soshnikov/2nd 2018/3rd 2016/3rd 2018/4th 2019

Trade 28
To Nashville: 4th 2016/Frederick Claessen
To Buffalo: Paul Gaustad

Trade 29
To Toronto: Ryan Murphy
To Tampa: Peter Holland/2nd 2016/3rd 2019

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Re: Emergency Trade Deadline Write Up

Post by AlexM » Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:46 am

Nice recap!!

Not for lack of trying on the 1sts. haha

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Re: Emergency Trade Deadline Write Up

Post by Manimal » Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:22 pm

GigantorTheGoalie wrote: It's exactly the type of deadline a team wants to have.
I disagree.
The best deadline is when you don't have to make any deals at all and can sit and watch other teams give up youth for naff depth guys

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Re: Emergency Trade Deadline Write Up

Post by StormCloudsGathering » Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:33 pm

HEY! My Killorn trade made sense.

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