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Forum: NHLTue at 5:11 pm
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>CFMan</b></div><div>Biggest Winners:

Bruins get Hall for a steal. A late second and Anders Bjork who seems to have flashes of greatness but cant put it together. Maybe he finds his potential in Buffalo with more playing time but hes probably a middle 6 forward at best. Hall should have gotten a first despite his scoring woes in Buffalo considering his past track record, but Buf did the trade seemingly at or around midnight before the trade deadline. Youd think if they stuck to their guns they could have gotten more not sure what they were thinking. Mike Reilly is a pretty good pickup too maybe a tad of an overpayment but the real win is Hall.

Red Wings:
Wings trade nemeth for a 4th which is fair value. They also help facilitate a trade between CBJ/TBL for a 4th while also getting rid of Lashoff an ahler. Pick up Verbeek and a pick for Jon Merill who signed as an ufa this season so basically free assets. And to the biggest trade. Vrana and Mantha are about equal in value but Mantha has injury issues and is a year older. Vrana was scoring at a top 6 forward rate while getting 3rd line minutes and he also fits the red wings wtyle of play better than Mantha. When you add on the fact that they get panik a slightly overpaid but still productive forward, 2021 first, and 2022 second this is just a massive overpay by the caps to get rid of paniks contract but I guess thats the price to pay this season.

Blue Jackets:
Getting rid of nash for basically nothing to TOR and TOR using it for ltir space is a smart move for both teams. Jarmo proceeded to fleece 2 teams of their first round picks and them some. CBJ gets a 3rd and 1st for David Savard 50% retained with some help from the Red Wings. Savard is pretty good but first rounder good, even if its the 31st overall good? Not that great but Jarmo got it done anyways not to mention that 3rd round pick too. TOR then bought N.Foligno for a 1st and a 4th 50% retained. Again historically, not the type of player youd expect to garnish a first rounder but Jarmo made it happen. Jarmo is one of my favorite GMs in the league and that he was able to accomplish this very impressive.

Can we call Hinostroza a deadline deal? It was done in april...IM COUNTING IT! Hawks trade an AHLer/ECHLer for an NHLer with a down year and proceeds to get 2 assists in his first 2 games with the hawks. Id say thats a win. Hawks then trade Wallmark signed as ufa in offseason and underperformed and bottom pairing/7th dman Carlsson for Brett Connolly, middle 6 winger, Riley stillman bottom pairing/7th dman and Henrik Borgstrom highly touted first round pick playing in Finland now. Hawks give up nothing of value except cap space for a guy that can probably bounce back (Connolly) and still young talented center. Oh yeah there was 7th pick. Gaudette had a great year last year and has the potential to be a 3C and is a year younger than Highmore who is a bottom 6 forward who works hard. Hawks get Dickinson (ahler) and Rolston (has potential) for soderberg. Probably the weakest trade of all but not nothing. Upgrade a 5th to a 4th for free from bowey who we signed this season who was on taxi sqaud for 99% of the time here. Hawks get a 2021 2nd ad 2022 3rd for Janmark 50% retained. Janmark got a bigger return than Hall. What a great return for a player that had cooled off heading to the TDL.

Getting rid of nash for basically nothing to TOR and TOR using it for ltir space is a smart move for both teams. Toronto definitely overpaid for Foligno but that doesnt make him a bad pickup. Hes a big body that can still score and be productive in the playoffs. Where he'll be in the lineup is another discussion but he should be on the third line on a loaded TOR offense. Stefan Noesen is a good backup who can play bottom 6 minutes if needed. Rittich is a super solid goalie and Leafs have a good 1A/1B situation going on not to mention Hutch and Andersen! Deal was very fair but TOR gets a need for fair value. Ben hutton has been more productive and could very well be the 6th dman for them because hes pretty good but the team is deep and he might be 7th man. Leafs get Antii Suomela who Ive never heard of before but ok.
Seems Dubas got his wants the day before the TDL and had minor trades to end. Overall very solid deadline.

HM: Sharks/Avalanche/Islanders

Sharks: Got in on a lot of cap retention trades for free picks, got a decent played in Pateryn, young goalie in Chrona and maybe something in barbanov? Either way got themselves involved and got some free stuff out of it.
Avalanche: Didnt make any big moves but I like the pickup of Dubnyk for their weakest position. Good depth moves with soderberg and Nemeth who are already familiar with Colorado.
Islanders: Islanders pulled off a good hockey trade for Palmieri and Zajac who are both solid then proceeded to trade for Coburn who is not great.</div></div>

Yeah, I basically agree with all of these. The one thing I don't agree with you on is the Dubnyk trade, I think that was actually one of the worst trades they could make, considering that Ullmark and Bernier were on the Goalie market and they already got a third goalie on Johansson. And I think you could maybe throw the Sens in there, they did a solid job getting some picks for their defenseman.