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Looking At The Trades Made Near The Deadline

I am listing only the obvious choices of trades that were made on or near the deadline to make it easier on everyone.

So what trade has helped the teams in the playoffs the most?

- Sharks get Raffi Torres from Phoenix for a 3rd round pick.

- Blues pick up Jay Bouwmeester, Calgary received 2 prospects and a conditional (2013) 1st round pick

- Kings traded for Robyn Regehr, Sabres received a 2nd round pick (2014) and 2nd (2015)

- Penguins received Jarome Iginla and Calgary received 2 prospects and a 1st round in 2013

- Pens also picked up Jossi Jokinen and Hurricane in return received a conditional 7th in 2013

- Bruins received Jaromir Jagr from the Stars for 2 propsects and a conditional 2nd round pick

- Chicago traded for Michal Handzus, Sharks received a 2013 4th round pick

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SYF's avatar

I’d say the Torres deal.  He’s doing things I’ve never seen him do in DAL nor PHX and that’s putting shots on net in any conceivable way and fearlessly getting greedy for rebounds.  He was a constant irritant for the ‘Nucks defenseman in the offensive zone.  Whatever McLellan saw in him, he’s made Torres a real bona fide pain in the ass in the hard areas of the ice.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 05/08/13 at 01:14 PM ET

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Brassard, Moore, and Dorsett for Gaborik should be included too.  The Rangers, without those three, may not have even made the playoffs.

Posted by bsalamon on 05/08/13 at 01:27 PM ET

Paul's avatar

I agree bsalamon, but the question was who has helped the most in the playoffs.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 05/08/13 at 01:29 PM ET

pautna's avatar

I agree with SYF. He’s been a surprising and positive force for the Sharks and somehow has discovered a scoring touch. So now he’s a douche who can also score!

Posted by pautna on 05/08/13 at 01:34 PM ET

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Even though he was a healthy scratch for Game 2, Cory Conacher sure scored a big goal for the Sens last night.

Posted by Chris M on 05/08/13 at 01:41 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

The Sharks improved also via addition by subtraction. Getting rid of dead wood shifted the team into a new dynamic. It was a smart choice.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 05/08/13 at 02:07 PM ET

shanetx's avatar

I’d say the Torres deal.  He’s doing things I’ve never seen him do in DAL nor PHX and that’s putting shots on net in any conceivable way and fearlessly getting greedy for rebounds.  He was a constant irritant for the ‘Nucks defenseman in the offensive zone.  Whatever McLellan saw in him, he’s made Torres a real bona fide pain in the ass in the hard areas of the ice.

Torres never played in Dallas.  Edmonton, Vancouver, Columbus, perhaps?


Otherwise, couldn’t agree more.  I kinda hate that, too.  I’d not mind seeing him (and others like him) just gone from the league.  They may be able to “change their game” but it’s still the same dick who thought all of those other hits (his youtube reel is impressive) were a good idea.

Posted by shanetx from Floydada, Texas on 05/08/13 at 02:09 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Right, shane.  I got him mixed up with Steve Ott.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 05/08/13 at 02:12 PM ET

detroitredwings's avatar

- Penguins received Jarome Iginla and Calgary received 2 prospects and a 1st round in 2012

- Pens also picked up Jossi Jokinen and Hurricane in return received a conditional 7th in 2012

I’m sure 2012 does not apply.

Posted by detroitredwings on 05/08/13 at 03:20 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Thanks drw, fixed.  Long hours, not enough sleep, and only about 11 more hours to go.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 05/08/13 at 03:24 PM ET

Da lil Guy's avatar

Not sure how Bishop for Conacher gets left off after last nights game!

Posted by Da lil Guy from Guelph, Ontario on 05/08/13 at 04:25 PM ET

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