The right trade can turn around a slumping squad, while a trade ill conceived and made rashly can send a promising team to the bottom of the standings, giving it a shot a high draft pick but pretty well guaranteeing that they won't make the playoffs.
The phone lines remain open until 3 pm ET on February 26. We'll follow it all from our post at the Trading Post.
February 20--Calgary and Philadelphia
The Flames make a minor adjustment as the NHL meetings come to an end in Florida, Wednesday they picked up Jay Vandermeer from the Flyers, sending Philadelphia a third round draft pick in the 2009 draft. The trade was Philadelphia's second minor deal in as many days.
February 19--Los Angeles and Philadelphia
Philadelphia picked up Jarsolav Modry from the LA Kings on Tuesday, sending the Kings a third round draft pick in the 2008 draft.
February 11--Ottawa and Carolina
Ottawa picked up some playoff experience as they swung a deal with the Hurricanes, sending Joe Corvo and Patrick Eaves to Carolina for Corey Stillman and Mike Commodore. The Monday morning deal provides a bit more offensive skill to the forward lines with Stillman and makes for another tough defenceman for the back end. Carolina has plans for Corvo on their power play and are expecting Eaves to develop nicely into the Hurricane line up. Both Stillman and Commodore are unrestricted free agents on July 1.
February 1--Columbus and Edmonton
Curtis Glenncross is packing his bags again, the Columbus Blue Jackets have moved their left winger to Edmonton in return for Dick Tarnstrom, a player well known to Blue Jacket GM Scott Howson who remembers him from his Edmonton days. Glencross has struggled since joining the Blue Jackets from Anaheim last year, with seven goals and six assists thus far in the season.
January 29--San Jose and Columbus
The San Jose Sharks add a bit of toughness on the forward lines with their acquisition of Jody Shelley from the Columbus Blue Jackets, in return Columbus will receive a sixth round selection in the 2009 draft.
January 17--Carolina and Chicago
Carolina sent winger Craig Adams to the Chicago Black Hawks, in exchange for a conditional draft pick in the 2009 draft.
January 14--Dallas and Tampa Bay
Dallas moved Junior Lessard, sending him to Tampa Bay in exchange for Dan Jancevski.
January 9--New York Islanders and Anaheim Ducks
The two teams minor league affiliates were most likelyon the way to receiving some help as the Islanders aquired Matt Keith from the Anaheim Ducks, while sending Brian Burke Darryl Bootland.
January 2--Boston and Anaheim
With the New Years celebrations out of the way, hockey's GM"s got back on the telephones with the first trade of 2008 announced on Wednesday. Defenceman Shane Hnidy is Boston bound after the Bruins picked him up from Anaheim for Forward Brandon Bochenski. The Bruins also received the Ducks sixth round pick in this springs 2008 draft.
December 14--Anaheim and St. Louis
Andy McDonald became the "Cap Casualty" on Friday, as the Anaheim Ducks needing to make some salary cap space for the returning Scott Niedermayer traded away McDonald to St. Louis, the Ducks picked up Doug Weight, Michal Birner and a draft pick.
December 10--Philadelphia and Dallas
Perhaps his penalty minutes weren't quite high enough, the Philadelphia Flyers have shipped Jussi Timonen to the Dallas Stars for a conditional draft pick in 2009. He has spent the bulk of his time on the Phantoms farm club this year, last year in 14 games with the Flyers he had 4 assists and six penalty minutes while in the orange and black.
December 5--Phoenix and Boston
The Bruins were in need of a goal tender, Alex Auld in need of a new home. With those two requirements coming together, the Bruins and the Coyotes brokered a deal that sent Auld off to the east coast in return for Nate DiCasmirro, who has been spending the season so far in Providence. The Bruins became buyers in the goaltender futures market when Tim Thomas was injured in action last week.
November 19--Dallas and Tampa Bay
Newly ensconced co-General Manager Brett Hull puts together his first deal for his Dallas Stars, as he sends defenceman Mario Scalzo, off to the sunshine of Florida for defenceman Bryce Lampman. Lampman didn't have much time to unpack, as he was immediately redirected to the Stars farm club in Iowa.
November 19--Anaheim and Washington
The Anaheim Ducks gave up a second round draft pick in the 2009 draft and grabbed centre Brian Sutherby off of the Capitals roster on Monday. The 25 year old Sutherby has spent all his pro years in the Washington organization since he was selected 26th overall in the 2000 draft.
November 15--Columbus and Anaheim
The Blue Jackets pick up Defenceman Aaron Rome and Defenceman Clay Wilson from Anaheim, sending Centre Geoff Platt to the Ducks.
October 11--New York Rangers and Chicago
Chicago moves minor leaguer Pierre Parenteau to the rangers for a draft pick.