NHL Trades: Breaking Down the Best Recent Deals Heading into Deadline

February 25th, 2012 by Ben Rolph Leave a reply »
Although the trade deadline to finalize rosters for the remainder of the season is still two days away, teams from all levels of the standings are not wasting any time with their wheeling and dealing. Some are bolstering their roster in anticipation of a long playoff run, and others are just tweaking one or two small needs.

Then there are other teams who have written off this season and are attempting to build for the future. The trade deadline is not entirely for the teams who have hopes of lifting Lord Stanley’s Cup later this spring. Many bottom dwellers feel that they will be able to nab a few bright prospects and utilize high draft picks in future years in order to begin constructing a team that will compete over the long term.

There are still predictions that a few blockbuster deals will be made in the next 48 hours, but in reality, there have been some significant trades over the past few days that will re-shuffle the order of power in both conferences.

Let’s take a look at the deals that have gone down in just the past few days.


Florida Panthers and New York Rangers

Just this morning, ...

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