A full-day snoozer for Tradecentre... so I go to lift at 2pm, come back and whoa! Some smart moves for some teams.[OTT/TB] Ben Bishop traded to Tampa Bay for Cory Conacher and 4th round pick
Great, awesome fantastic move for Tampa. Bishop is a solid 1B and may even be a starter one day. Conacher seems like one of those guys who had a bright streak but won't amount to much otherwise, and a 4th rounder is a wash. Tampa comes out way ahead here; for all the hoopla surrounding Bishop and how he's improved his standing with his play this season I'm surprised this was the return for him. Bishop cost Ottawa a 2nd when he was little more than a hyped AHL callup, so having proved himself very capable of carrying the load this seems to be a poor return. Maybe I'm underrating Conacher though.[CGY/CBJ] Blake Comeau to Columbus for 5th round pick
Flames managed to get a pick for this bum?! Done.[BUF/MIN] Jason Pominville to Minnesota for Johan Larsson & Matt Hackett
At first I thought Minny came out ahead here, though Hackett is still pretty young and Larsson seems to have a great upside so I'd say this about even. Hopefully for them, Minny turns this into some playoff success.[NYR/CBJ] Marian Gaborik to Columbus for Derick Brassard, Derek Dorsett,J. Moore, 6th
Another NYR/CBJ blockbuster. Seems like it'll be good for both sides; Gabby needed a change of scenery and from what I've heard here NYR needed some depth/grit. My question is this: are the NYR better off having made these two deals with CBJ? Would you rather Nash + Dorsett/Brassard or Gabby + Anisimov/Duby? Assuming the guys I've compared are more or less equal, does Moore/6th equate with Erixon/1st? Looks like hindsight is 20/20 but I'm not sure... hopefully Nash makes it worthwhile.[TOR/COL]Ryan O'Byrne for pick
Wasted pick. [CBJ/PHI] Steve Mason traded to Philadelphia for Leighton and '15 3rd round pick
So a goalie whose career has seen a serious downturn gets traded to a place where goalies go to die... yikes. Bryz + Boucher / Mason is better than Boucher / Leighton, though... depends on how much you value a 3rd round pick but I guess Philly comes out ahead here even if Mason couldn't do anything more in Columbus.
Everything else is kinda meh... vets and depth guys for 7th rounders. Glad the deadline had some excitement at the end.
Originally Posted by gomestar
Redden to the Bruins. This bodes well for the other Eastern Conference teams.
No way, Redden + Chara reunited will totally turn Wade's career around.