NHL Playoffs: Dustin Penner, Michael Frolik, Top 10 Impact Deadline Additons

March 25th, 2011 by Robert Ivaniszyn Leave a reply »
Dustin Penner has had a bigger impact in nine games in LA than he did in 62 games with Edmonton this season. Michael Frolik is a rising second-line grinder who works hard, skates harder and can put the puck in the net. Sergei Samsonov and Cory Stillman are older vets who are putting up numbers just like the young kids while Tomas Kaberle is arguably one of the top three over 30 year old defenseman in the league.

What do these players from different teams, nationalities and positions have in common? They were all part of trades in the weeks leading up to a trade deadline that lacked the big-name, splashy trades we were lead to expect. However, they all have had massive impact on their teams’ success, and many were thrust into the heart of close playoff races.

For some, this isn’t their first move, for others it may be their last. Others still may be only a rental for a team who is looking to make a push for the Cup, but no matter what role they fulfill, these 10 players have been successful pickups for their new teams.

With the end of the regular season drawing near and the trade deadline long enough gone that the moves that were made ...

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