Monday, February 28, 2011

Trade Deadline Recap, Post Deadline Reviews

As the window on trades closes at 3 pm ET, Noon hour PT, there are reports of a few potential trades still in the works. Having been initiated prior to the deadline, the details are to be released as developments are finalized.

The consensus of the various deadline shows is one of a slow trading day, only the Dustin Penner to LA trade of major consequence, the remainder of the days events minor in nature, more tweaking that game changing it seems.

One name that won't be moved in the in process trades is that of Brad Richards, as the Dallas Stars announce that they will not be trading him this deadline day.

The Washington Capitals take Jason Arnott from New Jersey.

Vancouver makes one deal at the deadline, picking up Chris Higgins from Florida for Evan Oberg and a 3rd round pick.

Atlanta sends Frederik Modin to Calgary

Vancouver adds some more depth to the roster with a pick up of Max Lapierre from the Anaheim Ducks, sending Joel Perreault and a 3rd round pick to Anaheim.

TSN's panel think that the Canucks handled their roster moves well, adding players without displacing any key assets on the team. Though there is some concern about the focus of Lappierre and if he realizes that he may be running out of chances to shine in the NHL. The pick up of Higgins' is lauded as a smart move to help fill in a hole on the Canucks roster.

With the GM's beginning their post deadline press conferences, it's off to Toronto and Brian Burke's talking points on the day, providing the obvious quote of the day of the deadline being a rather uneventful one.  No doubt a thought shared by the folks at TSN, Sportsnet and HNIC.

The Flyers and Blue Jackets wrap up an in progress trade with Philadelphia acquiring Tom Sestito, sending Greg Moore and Michael Chaput to Columbus.

Not to be left out, the Montreal Canadiens trade Brett Festerling to the Atlanta Thrashers in return for Drew MacIntyre

Boston picks up some goal tending reserves as they acquire Anton Khudobin from the Minnesota Wild, sending Defenceman Jeff Penner and the rights to Mikko Lehtonen to the Wild.

At the deadline transactions-- 7 transactions announced at the deadline
16 trades thus far, see the Deadline day recap for details

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