Tuesday, October 22, 2013
The Trading Post 2013-14
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 December 2, 2013
NHL.com 2013 Trade Tracker
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)
Calgary -- 4
Florida -- 2
Carolina -- 1
Chicago -- 1
Colorado -- 1
Dallas -- 1
New Jersey-- 1
NY Islanders-- 1
San Jose -- 1
Vancouver -- 1
The link to these Trading Post dispatches can be found in our right hand column in the GM's Office section.