The NHL Trade Deadline has come and gone. A relatively slow day ended with a late burst, as many teams jumped into the mix at the last minute. How do you think your team did? Share your deadline grades in the comments for teams in the East Division.
In – F Taylor Hall, F Curtis Lazar, D Mike Reilly
Out – F Anders Bjork, 2021 second-round pick, 2022 third-round pick
In – F Anders Bjork, 2021 second-round pick (BOS), 2021 third-round pick (FLA), 2021 third-round pick (MTL), 2021 fifth-round pick (MTL), 2021 sixth-round pick (COL)
Out – F Taylor Hall, F Eric Staal, D Brandon Montour, F Curtis Lazar, G Jonas Johansson
New Jersey Devils
In – D Jonas Siegenthaler, F A.J. Greer, F Mason Jobst, 2021 first-round pick (NYI), conditional 2021 fourth-round pick (NYI), conditional 2022 fourth-round pick (EDM)
Out – F Kyle Palmieri, F Travis Zajac, D Dmitry Kulikov, 2021 third-round pick
New York Islanders
In – F Kyle Palmieri, F Travis Zajac, D Braydon Coburn
Out – F A.J. Greer, F Mason Jobst, 2021 first-round pick, conditional 2021 fourth-round pick, 2022 seventh-round pick
New York Rangers
In – 2021 fourth-round pick (LAK)
Out – F Brendan Lemieux
In – 2021 fifth-round pick (VGK via WAS), 2022 seventh-round pick (STL via MTL)
Out – F Michael Raffl, D Erik Gustafsson
In – F Jeff Carter
Out – conditional 2022 third-round pick, conditional 2023 fourth-round pick
In – F Anthony Mantha, F Michael Raffl, conditional 2021 third-round pick (ARI/NJ)
Out – F Jakub Vrana, F Richard Panik, D Jonas Siegenthaler, 2021 first-round pick, 2022 second-round pick, 2021 fifth-round pick
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How can Kevyn Adams not get a 1st for the biggest fish.
From strictly a win loss in terms of haul or gamble,BOS,NJ,PITT.
Wait until the Central Division.
CAR got totally smoked as Don is intent to give away talent. Fleury has to net you Gibson in that trade. Said no and took the loose change from the automatic change discharge at the register. (Back in the day we used to call that couch change.) Mac knows lol.
Gibson? so Carolina needs 4 goalies? come on man. I will say the same thing I said earlier this week on another post. if you are a first round pick from 2016 or later and not playing meaningful minutes, you’ve lost your elite status.
When you give out NMC’s to a player it works great until you are in a position to trade that player!
Hall had the right to choose where he was going. We will never know for sure but Hall may have said at the end – I’ll go to Boston or Boston!
Adams then can only deal with one team! Another could offer better deal, but he can’t take it can he?
Hall had a NMC & was only interested in going to Boston.
Thing that stands out to me is that the Pens, Isles and Bruins got better without giving away high end assets to do so while the Caps did the complete opposite of that. The Canes move seems to have had more to do with the off season expansion draft than anything else, but Waddell has really left himself thin on D if they get injuries on the back end. The other three teams did pretty much what was expected.
I wouldn’t say Hall was a big add for the Bruins. He’s a shell of his former self.
Whoops, had Carolina in the wrong division!
I think Hall is a good gamble for the cost.
The caps gave away high end assets to shed salary and a player they have given up on Vrana.
Bruins Fan here…. I think the Islanders did real well. As far as the Bruins, Hall on a line with Krecji and Pasta is looking pretty good and should give him a serious boost. But the Bruins are need to be healthy on the back end to make any type of run in the playoffs. And that is a big “IF”
It’s gonna be a looooooooooong summer for Flyers fans.
For starters, this is incomplete without the details on $$$ and who has term remaining or if they are a UFA/RFA (minimum offer $ for RFA).
Buffalo looks bad on Hall, but they received a return for a pending UFA who they signed as a UFA. So, they only lost $$ to pay the guy this season. Beyond that, consider both that he had control of destination and not every team was prepared to deal a 1st round pick. Frame that detail on the pick and teams went shopping elsewhere. I have to believe that the Leafs and Islanders were kicking tires with Buffalo.
Personally, I would have rather had the Islanders get Hall and Montadour than Coburn and Zajac with Palmieri. Their moves made sense for the most part, especially considering NJ kept salary. I just hate losing that 1st rounder and would have made it contingent on games played or the team making conference finals. Pipe dream would have been Isles dealing Komorov (and Ladd) in one of these and getting Rackell from Anaheim somehow. Wish they dealt Ho Sang already for maybe a contingent 6th or some hockey pucks.
Not much movement from some others teams like Sens, Rangers, Stars…
League needs to close this nonsense gap of circumventing the cap by involving a 3rd team.
I appreciate part of this comment in particular. With hall having his choice of destination, and on a 1 year pact with the lowly Sabres, I say they did just fine getting a second round pick for him. Sure, they spent some cash to bring him in, but they got a 2 in return for a guy who wasn’t going to carry them into the playoffs anyway.
The real stroke of genius would have been finding a way to deal the injured eichel for a truckload of 1s and prospects, since he has no desire to be there anyway. It’s complete teardown time in Buffalo and they don’t even realize it.
“League needs to close this nonsense gap of circumventing the cap by involving a 3rd team.”
Why? It circumvents the intent of a cap. Either eliminate the cap or use some sort of luxury tax penalty. Using another team to unload your cap mistakes to complete a trade with yet another team undermines the intent.
The intent of the cap is to produce parity.
Allowing teams to turn unused cap space into assets helps to produce parity.
Teams that buy themselves cap space in the short term pay for it later in the form of reduced assets, which also produces parity.
Furthermore, every time a team “circumvents” the cap, players get paid more in the aggregate, so the NHLPA is unlikely to object.
Parity would be teams spending to create more competitive squads.
There should be less of a gap between the salary floor and cap.
Yes, there is give and take in trades. Dealing picks and players for cap space is generally based on the motivation to add a player whose salary did not fit within the cap constraints. It is in the very essence of circumventing the intent of a cap and undermining that parity.
Retaining salary is explicitly allowed by the CBA, thus already allowing the addition of players “whose salary did not fit within the cap constraints.”
It’s clearly not circumventing the intent of the cap if those who designed and implemented the cap explicitly allowed for it to happen.
If those same people (who still run the league) felt the new tactic of including a third team was circumventing the intent of the cap, they have the authority to void those trades. To date, the only deal voided using this tactic was because the teams presented a trade with an illogical order of acquisition (they tried to trade the salary without trading the player) and that deal was reworked to the leagues’ approval.
So, while you may not like it or feel it’s fair, etc. the league has already ruled on this issue.
Exactly. They can circumvent it as long as they do it in the permitted order.
I am merely stating they need to change the CBA one way or the other. Otherwise it is like Wheel of Fortune when you say a word, such as “and”, or Jeopardy when you fail to start your answer with “what is”.
Just do a luxury tax or penalty to forfeit a pick when exceeding the cap.
I Totally am game with this cap “circumvention”. I thinks it’s creative and it does reward a team willing to use the cap space it has.
What do Sabres do with these picks?
They really need to trade for a few players rather than draft from scratch or Seattle is going to win more games.
I give the Caps a failing grade. Boston and the isles gave up less to get better players. Par for the course for the Caps GM.
Still trying to figure out why the Caps paid more for Anthony Mantha than the Bruins got for Joe Thornton the year he won a scoring title.
Good question. Would love to learn who else was in on Mantha which may have driven the price up. He would have been a nice add for top 6 on most teams, but having term likely handcuffed teams like the Islanders.
I like the low risk,possibly high reward with Hall.Lazar is a nice pickup for very little as well.Looks like Don made the right moves.