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Who Won Trade Deadline Day?

from Scott Burnside of ESPN,

The real answer to the perennial question, who won the trade deadline, cannot be fully known for months and, in some cases, years. It will not, however, stop us from at least providing some discussion about which way the scales will tip for teams around the NHL. Here's a look at the buyers and sellers, and which ones might have swung the balance of power in their direction as the 2015 trade-deadline period comes to a close.

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Chicago Blackhawks

The Blackhawks' poor play and the long-term loss of Patrick Kane combined to force a change of thought for GM Stan Bowman, who responded with two bold moves. First, he acquired veteran defenseman Kimmo Timonen from the Philadelphia Flyers for a second-round pick and another pick that could become a second-rounder, depending on how far the Blackhawks go in the playoffs. Then, Bowman sent a first-round pick in 2015 and defensive prospect Klas Dahlbeck to the Arizona Coyotes for forward Antoine Vermette. The price for both was high, but Bowman sees a team that came within a goal last May of advancing to a second straight Stanley Cup finals berth and likely back-to-back Stanley Cups, and would not let this period pass without giving this squad all the tools to get back to the promised land....

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Detroit Red Wings

After exploring a deal for Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf, GM Ken Holland went to Plan B and acquired veteran defenseman Marek Zidlicky from the New Jersey Devils for a third-round pick that becomes a second-round pick if the Wings go to the Cup finals. Zidlicky is the right-handed shot the Wings have been looking for the past couple of years and is a good fit because he won't have to do too much to be effective. The Wings already own the league's top power play and Zidlicky will only add to that. The move came less than 24 hours after Holland acquired Erik Cole and a third-round pick from the Dallas Stars for a second-round pick and two prospects. And in doing so, Holland brought in a player who should help spread out the Wings' scoring depth, especially five-on-five. A good Detroit Red Wings team is more fully formed today than it was before the deadline.

more on each conference...

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,

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Video- Recap Of The Three NHL Games On Monday

Just over two minutes of highlights...

 

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24 Trades Made Today

NEW YORK (March 2, 2015) -- NHL clubs made 24 trades involving 43 players today prior to the 3 p.m., ET, trade deadline. Following is a list of the transactions:

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KK- A Light Night And Thanks

Just wanted to thank everyone for visiting KK for all the trade deadlines deals and news.

I also wanted to thank George for his hard work at The Malik Report and for helping me out too.

It will be a very relaxed night for both of us but we will return at full speed tomorrow.

Again thanks and enjoy the three NHL games tonight.

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Video- Craig MacTavish Says The Jeff Petry Deal Was Harder To Make Than He Thought It Would Be

via Sportsnet,

Gene Principe caught up with Oilers GM Craig MacTavish to get his thoughts on his lone deadline deal, Jeff Petry to the Habs for two picks, and whether he was close on any others?

 

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Surgery For Mark Giodano

Calgary GM Brad Treliving announces Giordano will undergo season ending surgery on a torn bicep tendon.

Recovery is 4-5 months.

You can see how the injury occurred below...

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare Extension In Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Flyers have signed 6-0, 198 lb LW Pierre-Edouard Bellemare to a multi-year contract extension, according to general manager Ron Hextall.

Bellemare, who turns 30 on Friday (3/6/1985), has collected four goals and four assists for eight points in 62 games this season.  He came to the Flyers from Skelleftea AIK of the Swedish Hockey League (formerly Swedish Elite League), where he spent the past five seasons and posted a total of 64 goals and 61 assists for 125 points in 238 games.

Bellemare played eight seasons overall in Sweden, spending three years with Leksands IF in Sweden’s second division before moving to Skelleftea in 2009.  The native of Paris, France represented his country at the 2014 World Championships, where he recorded three goals and five assists for eight points in eight games. 

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Toronto Trades Korbinian Holzer To Anaheim

added 4:20pm,

 

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James Wisniewski Traded To The Anaheim Ducks

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Colorado Avalanche Trade Max Talbot To Boston For Jordan Caron

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