Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Trading Post 2013-14

The trade, it can change a players career for good and sometimes for the bad. An opportunity for a fresh start for some players, or just one final indication that their days in the pros may soon be coming to an end.

Perhaps like few seasons in recent years, this years abbreviated schedule will find General Managers a little more fidgety than usual, with a short dash towards playoff positions, the opportunity to add on to a lineup for some, may find many GM's in a particularly trading frame of mind this season.

For the General Manager it provides the opportunity to improve a team heading towards a playoff spot or fill in some gaps that suddenly become urgent due to injuries. For teams that are going nowhere fast, the trade can line up future prospects or remove burdensome contracts in preparation for a better tomorrow.

We track the deals as they come to pass during this 2013-14 season, providing some background for the names that now trot off to the Post Office for change of address cards.

Up to date as of February 28, 2014

NHL.com 2013 Trade Tracker

March 5 -- Los Angeles / Columbus -- Marian Gabork  makes his way to Los Angeles, as Matt Frattin and two conditional picks head to Columbus,  providing for the cost for the Kings for their acquisition. (NHL Trade Alert)

March 5-- Nashville / Montreal -- Devan Dubnyk has been picked up by the Montreal Canadiens, an insurance policy with an injury to Carey Price, the Predators will receive future considerations in return. (NHL Trade Alert)

March 5-- Los Angeles / Buffalo -- Brayden McNabb is on the move to Los Angeles along with Jonathan Parker, with the Kings also receiving a pair of second round picks. Heading to Buffalo is Hudson Fasching, along with Nick Deslauriers. (NHL Trade Alert)

March 5-- Edmonton / Ottawa --  The Senators pick up some much needed offence with Ales Hemsky shifting to the east and joining Ottawa, Edmonton receives draft picks in exchange  (NHL Trade Alert)

March 5-- Tampa Bay / New York Rangers -- The first trade of deadline day belonged to the Rangers and the Lightning, with Martin St. Louis  receiving his wish to be a Ranger, with Ryan Callahan now destined for the Lightning, with Tampa also set to receive a first and a second round pick. (NHL Trade Alert)

March 4-- Phoenix / Washington -- The Capitals pick up Rostislav Klesla and Chris Brown along with a 4th round pick in 2015, Phoenix bound are is Martin Erat and John Mitchell (NHL Trade Alert)

March 4-- Florida / Vancouver -- The Blockbuster of the day, mainly as it appeared to come out of the fog of the Heritage Classic fall out. The Canucks finally delivering Roberto Luongo to a new start, all be it with an old team, as the Florida Panthers acquire Luongo (and Steve Anthony) in exchange for Jacob Markstrom and Shawn Matthias (NHL Trade Alert) (HockeyNation review of the deal)

March 4-- Chicago / Phoenix -- The Blackhaws get a jump on the deadline with a minor deal that sees them send a 2nd round pick in the 2014 draft to Phoenix, picking up David Runblad and Mathieu Briesbois in return for their AHL farm club (NHL Trade Alert)

March 4-- NY Islanders / Philadelphia -- Metropolitan division rivals the Islanders and Flyers swing a deal that sees Andrew McDonald join Philly, in exchange for centre matt Mangene and two draft picks heading the way of the Islanders (NHL Trade Alert)

March 4-- Anaheim / Dallas -- The speed dialer continues to get a work out in Anaheim as the Ducks pick up Stephane Robidas from the Dallas Stars, with Dallas gaining a 4th round conditional pick in the 2014 draft (NHL Trade Alert)

March 4-- Edmonton / Anaheim -- The Ducks enjoyed the trading experience so much that they followed up the Penner trade by sending goaltender Viktor Fasth to the Oilers, in return the Ducks pick up two picks one in the 2014 draft, the other in the 2015 draft (NHL Trade Alert)

March 4-- Washington / Anaheim-- On International Pancake Day, Dustin Penner will have to find a new pancake house, as the Anaheim Ducks send Penner off to Washington in exchange for a 4th round pick in the 2014 draft (NHL Trade Alert)

March 4-- Ottawa / Vancouver -- Clearly the Senators and the Canucks had the chance to chat over the weekend beyond the Heritage Classic, with the two teams swinging a minor deal that sees Patrick Mullen head for Ottawa in exchange for Jeff Costello (NHL Trade Alert)

March 4-- Edmonton / Minnesota -- Bryzy is on the move again, the enigmatic Russian will be making his way to the Wild, as the Oilers trade Ilya Brygalov to Minnesota, in exchange for a 4th round pick in the 2014 draft (NHL Trade Alert)

March 4-- Montreal / Florida -- Dale Tallon keeps on tinkering, sending Mike Weaver to Montreal in exchange for a 5th round pick in the 2015 draft (NHL Trade Alert)

March 2-- Florida/ Chicago-- Another minor deal for the Panthers who pick up Brandon Pirri from Chicago in exchange for a pair of picks in 2014 and 2016 (NHL Trade Alert)

March 2-- St. Louis / Florida -- Not quite the blockbuster of last week, but St. Louis and Florida strike a deal, which sends Eric Selleck to the Blues with the Panthers picking up Mark Mancari in exchange (NHL Trade Alert)

February 28-- Buffalo/St. Louis-- The biggest trade of the year so far brought February to an end as the St. Louis Blues acquired Ryan Miller and Steve Ott from the Buffalo Sabres, sending Jaroslav Halak, Chirs Stewart, prospect William Carrier and a pair of draft picks to the Sabres in return (NHL Trade Alert) (HockeyNation review of the deal)

February 26-- Chicago/Minnesota -- The first trade of the post-Olympic games period features Brad Winchester heading to Minnesota, with Brian Connelly joining the Blackhawks organization (NHL Trade Alert)

February 5-- San Jose/Minnesota-- A trade of minor leaguers on Wednesday, with San Jose acquiring Chad Rau from Minnesota in exchange for Curt Gogol (NHL Trade Alert)

February 3-- Montreal/Vancouver-- The Canucks pick up Raphael Diaz from Montreal in exchange for Dale Weise (NHL Trade Alert)

January 31-- Edmonton/Toronto-- The Oilers pick up some veteran experience as defenceman Mark Fraser heads to Edmonton, with an Oiler prospect Cameron Abney and the rights to Teemu Hartikaninen delivered to Toronto (NHL Trade Alert)

January 22-- Los Angeles/Toronto-- The Kings pick up Andrew Crescenzi from the Maple Leafs, sending Brandon Kozun to the Leafs in a Minor league deal (NHL Trade Alert)

January 22-- New York Rangers/Nashville Predators-- The Predators pick up Michael Del Zotto from the Rangers, sending Kevin Klein to the Predators. (NHL Trade Alert)

January 17-- Edmonton/Florida -- The Panthers send Steve Pinzotto and Jack Combs to the Oilers, in exchange Ryan Martindale and Derek Nesbitt head for Florida.  (NHL Trade Alert)

January 15-- Los Angeles/Edmonton -- Los Angeles sends Goaltender Ben Scrivens to Edmonton for a third round pick (NHL Trade Alert)

January 15-- Edmonton/Nashville -- Edmonton sends Devan Dubnyk to Nashville in exchange for forward Matt Hendricks (NHL Trade Alert)

January 4-- New York Rangers/Los Angeles Kings-- New York obtains forward Daniel Carcillo from the Kings in exchange for a conditional seventh round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft (NHL Trade Alert)

January 1-- Toronto/Carolina-- The Maple Leafs dispatch John-Michael Liles and the rights to prospect Dennis Robertson to the Carolina Hurricanes, in exchange the Leafs will receive veteran defenceman Tim Gleason (NHL Trade Alert)

December 19-- Edmonton/Buffalo-- The Oiler send winger Linus Omark to Buffalo for a conditionals sixth-round pick (NHL Trade Alert)

December 14-- Edmonton/Chicago-- The Oilers send goaltender Jason LaBarbera to the Chicago Blackhawks for future considerations  (NHL Trade Alert)

December 6-- Chicago/NY Rangers -- The Blackhawks and Rangers exchanged minor league forwards, with Brandon Mashinter joining the Hawks, while Kyle Beach dons the Blueshirt of the Rangers (NHL Trade Alert)

November 22-- Calgary/Dallas -- The Calgary Flames continue to make roster changes, this time acquiring Lane MacDermid from the Dallas Stars, sending a sixth round pick in the 2014 draft to the Stars in return (NHL Trade Alert)

November 21-- Anaheim/Calgary -- The Anaheim Ducks have picked up a little experience, acquiring Tim Jackman from the Calgary Flames in a Thursday trade. The Flames will receive a 6th round pick in the 2014 draft from Anaheim in exchange (NHL Trade Alert)

November 16-- Toronto/Anaheim -- The Toronto Maple Leafs add a little depth on offence as they pick up Peter Holland to fill in some spots on their injury riddled roster, also heading to the Leafs organization is Brad Staubitz. The Ducks in return receive Jesse Blacker and a pair of picks in the 2014 Draft (NHL Trade Alert)

November 14-- Chicago/Florida-- Kris Versteeg is heading back to the Windy City, the member of the Blackhawks' 2010 Stanley cup Champion squad was part of four player deal with the Florida Panthers on Thursday night. Joining Versteeg in Chcago will be Phillipe Lefebvre, while Jimmy Hayes and Dylan Olsen will be heading south to the Panthers. (NHL Trade Alert)

November 8-- Edmonton/Calgary -- The Alberta rivals make a north - south swap with the Edmonton Oilers sending Ladslav Smid to the Calgary Flames on Friday, in exchange for two propsects. (NHL Trade Alert)

October 31-- Colorado/Philadelphia -- Steve Downie is on the move, Philly bound, as the Flyers and Avalanche make a trade to bring October to an end. While Downie slips on Halloween themed Orange of Philly and provides them with some salary relief, Maxime Talbot will shift to Colorado, acquired for his penalty kill skills as one of his strengths according to Avs head coach Patrick Roy (NHL Trade Alert)

October 27-- New York Islanders/Buffalo -- Tomas Vanek is heading for Long Island as the Islanders and Sabres broker a deal for Left Wingers on Sunday, with Vanek eastbound and Matt Moulson, heading for Western New York. Along with Moulson, the Sabres will receive the paperwork that will see Buffalo claim the Islanders first round pick in the 2014 draft and a second round pick in 2015's draft. (NHL Trade Alert)

October 21-- San Jose/Edmonton-- The Sharks and Oilers entered the trading season on Monday, with a one for one exchange, which sees Mike Brown joining the sharks in exchange for a fourth round pick in the 2014 NHL draft (NHL Trade Alert)

September 29-- Anaheim/Washington -- The Capitals send centre Mathieu Perreault to Anaheim in exchange for minor league forward John Mitchell and a fourth round pick in the 2014 draft. (NHL Trade Alert)

September 29-- Vancouver/Carolina--  Vancouver collected two Carolina Hurricane assets on Sunday, acquiring Zac Dalpe and Jeremy Welsh, sending Kellan Tochkin and a fourth round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft to Carolina in return. (NHL Trade Alert)

September 28-- Toronto/Calgary-- Brian Burke's old team and his new one conducted some business on Sunday, as the Flames acting on some discussion with Burke, sent a conditional fourth round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft to Toronto in exchange for  centre Joe Colborne. (NHL Trade Alert)

September 28-- New Jersey/Florida-- The Panthers and Devils start off the 2013-14 trading revue with a swap of depth players, with the Devils shifting forward Krystofer Barch and a seventh round pick in 2015 to Florida, in return the Panthers have sent forward Scott Timmins to the Devils as well as a sixth round pick in the 2014 draft (NHL Trade Alert)

Transactions counter: 35 Trades to date

Edmonton-- 11
Toronto -- 5
Calgary -- 4
Anaheim-- 6
Chicago -- 6
NY Rangers -- 4
Los Angeles -- 5
Florida -- 7
Buffalo-- 4
Nashville -- 3
Carolina -- 2
Colorado -- 1
Dallas -- 2
Minnesota -- 3
Montreal-- 3
New Jersey-- 1
NY Islanders-- 2
Ottawa -- 2
Philadelphia-- 2
Phoenix -- 2
San Jose -- 2
St. Louis -- 2
Columbus-- 1
Tampa Bay-- 1
Vancouver -- 4
Washington-- 3

The link to these Trading Post dispatches can be found in our right hand column in the GM's Office section.

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