Trade Deadline Deals: Which Have Had The Most Impact?

April 2nd, 2010 by Mike Burse Leave a reply »
Traditionally the trade deadline has been a time for General Managers of clubs hoping to make the playoffs or have a shot at the Stanley Cup to improve their team. Also the teams at the lower end of the standings have used this time to acquire young players and draft picks to help in their rebuilding efforts. After a hectic day of wheeling and dealing on March 3, 2010 the trade dealine had passed. Some General Managers were able to make a large impact on their team's playoff fortunes on that fateful day, and many players were set to move their gear to new locker rooms. In years past we have seen deals such as Brian Campbell to San Jose (2007-08), Marian Hossa to Pittsburgh (2007-08), Ryan Smyth to the Islanders (2006-07), Pavel Bure to the Rangers (2001-02), Teemu Selanne to San Jose (2000-01), Rob Blake to Colorado (2000-01), Ray Bourque to Colorado (1999-00), and the list goes on and on. While the trades did not seem to be blockbuster deals at the the time as in years past, some have been just as impactful. Here is a look at the trades that occured on the deadline day that have had the most impact on NHL team's thus far.Begin Slideshow


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