Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Trading Post 2014-15

For many NHL teams, the squad that starts September needs a bit of a tune up by Christmas, with major retooling for some if they still haven't hit their zone as the playoffs beckon.

It's at those points that the General Managers of each of the NHL's member clubs start to earn their pay, making decisions on which players need a fresh start, or which perhaps have seen their best days slip by.

The GM"s sometimes start that process almost as soon as training camp has come to an end, while others hold fast to their line ups until reality tells them that change is required, or injuries force their hand.

Below we will track the deals of 2014-15, providing some background for the names that suddenly find that movers and change of address notifications are part of the NHL experience.

It all of course leads up to the Spring time madness known as the Trade Deadline, a day where hockey fans perhaps suddenly come down with a bad cold or some other suitable malady that will require at least a day at home, perhaps even in front of the television.

The preamble to the Spring trading deadline starts with the first puck drop of game one, the listings of the relocated can be found below:

Trading Period commenced October 1st, The Trading Deadline is March 2nd.

Up to date as of March 2, 2015

Trades announced during the Deadline show broadcasts of the various sports networks. 
( 22 deals on Deadline Day )

March 2  -- Minnesota/ Boston -- The Bruins make one more move post deadline buzzer, advising of the move of Jared Knight to Minnesota, with Zack Phillips Boston bound( NHL Trade Alert)(68)

March 2 -- Anaheim/Colorado -- The Ducks continue to shift some of their pieces around, picking up Michael Sgarbossa from the Avalanche, with Mat Clark moving to Colorado in return ( NHL Trade Alert ) ( 67 )

March 2 -- Toronto/Anaheim -- The Ducks continue to add players to their depth lists, as Korbinian Holzer makes his exit from Toronto and shifts to the Western division, Holzer currently is out of the lineup due to injury. The Leafs receive Eric Brewer and a fifth round pick in return. ( NHL Trade Alert ) ( 66 )

March 2 -- Boston/Colorado -- The Bruins finally make it onto the trade day listings as Maxim Talbot finds himself heading to Colorado, while Jordan Caron is Boston bound ( NHL Trade Alert
( 65 )

March 2 -- Columbus/Anaheim -- James Wisniewski may see some playoff hockey this year after all as the Blue Jackets and Ducks make a deal, heading to Columbus are Rene Borque, William Karlsson and a second round pick ( NHL Trade Alert ) ( 64 )

March 2 -- Vancouver/Calgary -- An unusual swap between Western rivals as the Flames and Cancuks swing a deal with Sven Baertschi heading to the Canucks, while the Flames gain a 2nd round pick ( NHL Trade Alert )  ( 63 )

March 2 -- Pittsburgh/Anaheim -- Ben Lovejoy returns to the Penguins with Simon Depres heading to the Ducks ( NHL Trade Alert )  ( 62 )

March 2 -- Minnesota/Buffalo  -- Chris Stewart finally hears end to speculation on his trade status as he's off to Minnesota  ( NHL Trade Alert ) (  61 )

March 2 -- Montreal/Buffalo -- Torrey Mitchell is off to the Montreal Canadiens as the Habs and Sabres make a deal as the deadline buzzer nears ( NHL Trade Alert  ) ( 60

March 2 -- St. Louis/Toronto -- Olli Jokinen's stay in Toronto is a short lived thing, as the Leafs send him off to St. Louis reportedly for a fourth round pick  ( NHL Trade Alert )  ( 59 )

March 2 -- Arizona/New York Islanders -- The Coyotes pick up goaltender David Leggio from the Islanders, with the return to Long Island still to be determined  ( NHL Trade Alert ) ( 58 )

March 2 -- Minnesota/Columbus -- Jordan Leopold adds some depth to the Minnesota line up as the Blue Jackets send him to the Wild ( NHL Trade Alert ) ( 57 )

March 2 -- Vancouver/New York Islanders -- The Canucks make a minor swap with the Islanders as Cory Connacher will make his way to the Vancouver system, while Dustin Jeffrey heads to Lon Island ( NHL Trade Alert ) ( 56 )

March 2 -- Buffalo/New York Islanders -- Michal Neuvirth is off to the Stanley Cup contenders on Long Island, while Chad Johnson will play out his season on the spiralling downward Buffalo Sabres lineup, coming along with Johsnon is a 3rd round pick for Buffalo ( NHL Trade Alert ) (55)

March 2 -- San Jose/Colorado -- The Sharks continue to make some minor adjustments to their lineup sending Freddie Hamilton to Colorado in exchange for Karl Stollery ( NHL Trade Alert )

March 2 -- Pittsburgh/St. Louis -- Ian Cole is on his way to Pittsburgh, as the Penguins and Blues exchange players, Robert Bortuzzo will make his way to St. Louis bringing along a seventh round draft pick ( NHL Trade Alert ) ( 53 )

March 2 -- San Jose/New York Islanders -- San Jose shifts Tyler Kennedy to the Islanders, picking up a conditional pick in 2016 in exchange ( NHL Trade Alert )  ( 52 )

March 2 -- Detroit/New Jersey -- Detroit adds some depth on the blue line with a trade that brings Marek Zidlicky to Motown, with the Devils gaining a third round pick in exchange ( NHL Trade Alert) ( 51 )

March 2 -- Chicago/San Jose -- The Blackhawks and Sharks swing a deal, as Andrew Desjardins is destined for the Windy City, while Ben Smith makes the move west  ( NHL Trade Alert )  ( 50 )

March 2 -- St. Lous/Arizona -- The Blues swing a deal with the Coyotes, bringing in Zbynek Michalek from the Coyotes, for UDC Maxim Letunov. The concern for the Blues is when will Zbynek be available to play having been injured for over two weeks now  (NHL Trade Alert ) ( 49 )

March 2 -- Montreal/Buffalo -- The Canadiens continue to add some pieces to their playoff stretch drive, bringing in another player exiled to a struggling team. With Brian Flynn, packing up to leave Buffalo, the Sabres will receive a 2016 draft fifth round pick (NHL Trade Alert) (48)

March 2 -- Montreal/Edmonton -- The Canadiens bring Jeff Petry out of exile in Edmonton, picking up the defenceman for a second and a conditional fifth round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft (NHL Trade Alert) (47)


The Pre-Deadline show moves leading up to Deadline Day 2015

March 2 -- Tampa Bay/ Philadelphia -- The Lightning continue to make their moves as they pick up Braydon Coburn on Defence sending Radko Gudas as well as a second and third round pick in the 2015 draft.  (NHL Trade Alert)  (46)

March 2 -- Boston Bruins/ Tampa Bay Lightning -- The Boston Bruins add to their forward lines with a trade with the Tampa Bay Lightning, as the Bruins bring Brett Connolly to Boston, sending second round picks for 2015 and 2016 to Tampa ( NHL Trade Alert )  ( 45 )

March 1 -- Detroit Red Wings/Dallas Stars -- The Red Wings shore up the forward units by picking up Erik Cole from the Stars, as well as conditional 3rd round pick in the 2015 draft. Heading to Dalla is Mattias Backman, Mattias Janmark and a second round pick in the 2015 draft ( NHL Trade Alert ) (44)

March 1 -- New York Rangers/San Jose Sharks -- The Ranger acquire Centre James Sheppard from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a fourth round pick in the 2016 NHL DraftNHL Trade Alert ) (43)

March 1 -- New York Rangers/Winnipeg Jets -- Glen Sather kept his pace up on the eve of the Trading deadline, sending Lee Stempniak to the Winnipeg Jets for  Carl Klingberg. (NHL Trade Alert) (42)

March 1 -- New York Rangers/San Jose Sharks -- The Ranger acquire Keith Yandle and Chris Summers from the Arizona Coyotes, sending defenseman John Moore, prospect Anthony Duclair and conditional first round pick to the Dessert. (NHL Trade Alert) (41)

March 1 -- Washington Capitals/Calgary Flames -- The Capitals make a pre deadline trade, bringing Curtis Glecncross to DC to add to their offensive push down the playoff stretch. In return, the Flames pick up a 2nd round pick and a third round pick in the 2015 draft  ( NHL Trade Alert ) ( 40 )

February 28 -- Chicago Blackhawks/Arizona Coyotes -- Antoine Vermette is bound for the Windy City, as Chicago added to its forward lines on Saturday. In return, the Coyotes will receive Klas Dalhbeck and a first round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft  (NHL Trade Alert) (39)

February 28 -- Florida Panthers/Anaheim Ducks -- A new location and maybe one more chance for Dany Heatley as Anaheim Ducks send him to the Florida Panthers, with Tomas Fleischmann heading to Orange County along with a third round pick in the 2015 pick.  Heatley won't join the Panthers just yet, he has been assigned to San Antonio of the AHL, should his game pick up he may be added to the Panthers roster later (NHL Trade Alert)  (38)

February 28 -- Washington Capitols/Carolina Hurricanes -- The Capitals add to their defensive corps, trading Jack Hillen and a 4th round pick in the 2015 draft to Carolina bringing Tim Gleason to DC in exchange (NHL Trade Alert)  (37)

February 27 -- Chicago Blackhawks/Philadelphia Flyers -- The Blackhawks secure more depth on the blue line, picking up Kimmo Timonen from the Flyers, sending a 2nd round pick in the 2015 draft and a conditional 4th round pick in the 2016 draft to Philadelphia ( NHL Trade Alert )  (36)

February 26 -- Toronto Maple Leafs/Columbus Blue Jackets -- The Leafs sent veteran forward David Clarkson to the Columbus Blue Jackets in re turn for injured forward Nathan Horton, a move that is seen as one to create cap space for the Leafs ( NHL Trade Alert ) ( 35 )

February 26 -- New Jersey Devils/Florida Panthers -- He's not quite the same Jaromir of old, but  the Florida Panthers are hoping for some glimpses as they pick up Jaromir Jagr from the New Jersey Devils.  The Devils will receive Forida's second round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft and a third round pick in the 2016 Draft ( NHL Trade Alert ) ( 34 )

February 26 -- Chicago Blackhawks/Toronto Maple Leafs -- An original six exchange, with the Leafs sending Spencer Abbott to the Hawks in exchange for defenseman T. J. Brennan ( NHL Trade Alert )  ( 33 )

February 26 -- St. Louis Blues/ Columbus Blue Jackets -- The Blues pick up forward Adam Cracknell from the Columbus Blue Jackets, sending future considerations to Columbus ( NHL Trade Alert ) ( 32 )

February 25 -- Los Angeles Kings/Carolina Hurricanes -- The LA Kings bulk up their defensive squad picking up Andrej Sekera from the Carolina Hurricanes, sending a first round draft pick and a prospect to Carolina ( NHL Trade Alert ) ( 31 )

February 25 -- Pittsburgh Penguins/Toronto Maple Leafs -- The Penguins add yet more to their front lines with Daniel Winnick coming in from Toronto, the Leafs receive Zach Sill and a fourth round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft and a second round pick in the 2016 Draft ( NHL Trade Alert ) 
( 30

February 25 -- Winnipeg Jets/ Carolina Hurricanes -- Winnipeg acquire Jiri Tlusty from the Carolina Hurricanes, sending a third round pick and a conditional draft pick to the Hurricances,  the conditional pick could become a fifth round choice if the Jets make the playoffs ( NHL Trade Alert )  ( 29 )

February 24 -- Minnesota Wild/Florida Panthers -- Minnesota acquires Sean Bergenheim in a trade with Florida, sending a their round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, the Wild also receive the Panther's seventh round pick in 2016 ( NHL Trade Alert )  ( 28 )

February 24 -- Montreal Canadiens/Anaheim Ducks -- Montreal adds to their forward units sending rookie forward Jiri Sekac to Anaheim in exchange for Devante Smith-Pelly ( NHL Trade Alert ) ( 27 )

February 15 -- Nashville Predators/Toronto Maple Leafs -- Nashville adds to its defensive corps, picking up Cody Franson from the Maples Leafs, along with forward Mike Santorelli, heading to Toronto is veteran Olli Jokinen, prospect Brendan Leipsic and a 2015 First round pick ( NHL Trade Alert ) ( 26 )

February 11 -- Dallas Stars/ Buffalo Sabres -- The Sabres weren't finished on the day, sending goaltender Jonas Enroth to the Stars in exchange for goaltender Anders Lindback and a conditional draft pick in the 2016 NHL draft ( NHL Trade Alert ) ( 25 )

February 11 -- Winnipeg Jets/Buffalo Sabres  -- A major deal for mid February with the Jets ending the Evander Kane drama by sending him off to the Buffalo Sabres, also arriving in Buffalo is Zach Bogosian, Winnipeg bound are Tyler Meers, Drew Stafford, two prospects and a first round pick ( NHL Trade Alert ) ( 24 )

February 9 -- San Jose Sharks/Tampa Bay Lightning -- The Sharks Evgeni Nabokov back to Northern California, acquiring the goaltender from the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Bolts receive future considerations ( NHL Trade Alert ) ( 23 )

February 6 -- Tampa Bay Lightning/Toronto Maple Leafs -- The Lightning pick up Carter Ashton and David Broll from the Leafs, sending a conditional seventh round pick in the 2016 NHL entry draft ( NHL Trade Alert ) ( 22 )

January 29 -- Vancouver Cauncks/Chicago Blackhawks -- Times have changed it seems as the Hawks and Canucks can now talk trade, with the Canucks pick up defence man Adam Clendenning from the Hawks in exchange for Gustav Forsling ( NHL Trade Alert ) ( 21 )

January 27 -- Pittsburgh Penguins/St. Louis Blues -- More help on the front end heads the way of Pittsburgh, as the Penguins pick up Maxim Lapierre from the St. Louis Blues, sending Marcel Goc to the Blues  ( NHL Trade Alert ) ( 20 )

January 14 --  Minnesota Wild/Arizona Coyotes -- The Wild pick up some experience in the nets  swinging a deal with the Arizona Coyotes to pick up Devan Dubnyk, sending a third round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft to Arizona ( NHL Trade Alert ) ( 19 )

January 2 -- Pittsburgh Penguins/Edmonton Oilers -- David Perron gets a playoff lifeline, as the Pittsburgh Penguins pick him up from the struggling Edmonton Oilers,  sending recently acquired Rob Klinhammer to Edmonton, along with a first round pick in the 2015 draft for Edmonton ( NHL Trade Alert )  ( 18 )

December 29 -- Edmonton Oilers/Nashville Predators -- Edmonton picks up Derek Roy from the Predators and sending centre Mark Arobello to Nashville ( NHL Trade Alert ) ( 17 )

December 18 -- Winnipeg Jets/Carolina Hurricanes -- Jay Harrison is Winnipeg bound as the Jets send a 6th round pick in the 2015 draft to Carolina ( NHL Trade Alert) ( 16 )

December 16 -- Columbus Blue Jackets/Buffalo Sabres -- The Columbus Blue Jackets continued on with their player moves picking up centre Luke Adam from the Buffalo Sabres, sending Jerry D'Amigo to the Sabres ( NHL Trade Alert ) ( 15 )

December 14 -- Columbus Blue Jackets/Chicago Blackhawks -- Columbus picks up forward Jeremy Morin from Chicago, sending defenseman Tim Erixon to the Windy City 
( NHL Trade Alert ) ( 14 )

December 5 -- Pittsburgh Penguins/Arizona Coyotes -- The Penguins add some depth on forward as they send Phillip Samuelson to Arizona in exchange for Rob Klinkhammer and a condition draft pick ( NHL Trade Alert ) ( 13 )

December 4 -- Anaheim Ducks/Florida Panthers -- The Ducks pick up Colby Robak from the Florida Panthers, sending Jesse Blacker and Future considerations pick to Florida (NHL Trade Alert) ( 12 )

November 28-- Anaheim Ducks/Tampa Bay Lightning-- The Ducks take to the trading block one more time in November, with a deal to bring Eric Brewer to California from the Tampa Bay Lightning. Tampa will receive a third round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft ( NHL Trade Alert ) ( 11 )

November 25-- Vancouver Canucks/New York Islanders-- The Canucks pick up some blue line help as they acquire Andrey Pedan from the Islanders in exchange for Alexandre Mallet and a third round Islanders draft pick ( NHL Trade Alert ) ( 10 )

November 21-- San Jose Sharks/Dallas Stars-- The Sharks send Jason Demers to Dallas for Brenden Dill (NHL trade Alert) ( 9 )

November 20-- Anaheim Ducks/Montreal Canadiens-- The Ducks send Bryan Allen to the Canadiens in exchange for Rene Bourque (NHL Trade Alert) ( 8 )

November 20-- Edmonton Oilers/Vancouver Canucks-- Kellan Lain won't have to make many travel arrangements, with the Canucks leaving him behind in Edmonton as they swing a trade with the Oilers, picking up Will Acton (NHL Trade Alert) ( 7 )

November 15-- Columbus Blue Jackets/St. Louis Blues-- Jordan Leopold is Columbus bound as the Blues and Blue Jackets swing a deal, heading to St. Louis is a fifth round pick in the 2016 draft (NHL Trade Alert) ( 6 )

November 11-- Dallas Stars/Montreal Canadiens -- The Montreal Candiens pick up some experience on the back end as they trade forward Travis Moen to the Dallas Stars, in exchange for defence man Sergei Gonchar (NHL Trade Alert) ( 5 )

October 5-- Winnipeg Jets/Montreal Canadiens-- The Winnipeg Jets pick up goaltender Peter Budaj and forward Patrick Holland from the Montreal Canadiens for forward Eric Tangradi. (NHL Trade Alert) ( 4 )

October 4-- New York Islanders/Chicago Black Hawks -- The Islanders swing a deal with the Blackhawks acquiring defence man Nick Leddy from the Hawks giving up three minor league defence men and the rights to goaltender Anders Nilsson, a restricted free agent playing in the Russian league this year (NHL Trade Alert) ( 3 )

October 4-- Boston/New York Islanders-- Boston sends Johnny Boychuk to the Islander, picking up a the Philadelphia Flyers second round pick in the 2015 NHL draft (which the Islanders had previously acquired, as well as a conditional pick in the 3rd Round should the Islanders trade Boychuk to another Eastern based team this season (NHL Trade Alert) ( 2 )

October 4-- New York Rangers/Florida Panthers-- The Rangers acquired forward Joey Crabb from the Florida Panthers, sending defenceman Steven Kampfer and forward Andrew Yogan to the Panthers. (NHL Trade Alert) ( 1 )

Transactions Counter:  68 Trades to date

Anaheim Ducks-- 9
Arizona Coyotes -- 5
Boston Bruins-- 4
Buffalo Sabres -- 7
Calgary Flames -- 2
Carolina Hurricanes  -- 4
Colorado Avalanche -- 3
Columbus Blue Jackets-- 8
Chicago Blackhawks -- 6
Dallas Stars -- 4
Detroit Red Wings -- 2
Edmonton Oilers -- 4
Florida Panthers -- 5
Los Angeles Kings -- 1
Minnesota Wild -- 5
Montreal Canadiens-- 7
Nashville Predators -- 2
New Jersey Devils -- 2
New York Islanders-- 7
New York Rangers -- 4
Philadelphia Flyers -- 2
Pittsburgh Penguins -- 6
San Jose Sharks-- 7
St. Louis Blues -- 6
Tampa Bay Lightning -- 5
Toronto Maple Leafs -- 7
Vancouver Canucks-- 5
Washington -- 2
Winnipeg Jets -- 5

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

NHL Trade Tracker can be viewed here

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