The NHL 2020 season is already 70% complete in the regular season. With yesterday’s trade deadline passing; are you ready to catch up on deals that could impact your favorite team?
NHL 2020 Season
For the last several days, there has been a flurry of movement in the NHL. So, are you ready to see what your favorite team did? Of course, every year, there is always a lot of activity before and leading up until the deadline. Also, there are many teams that decide to stay put.
NHL 2020 Season Trade Recap
The following are a list of trades that were made:
- Buffalo Sabres acquired Wayne Simmons from the New Jersey Devils for their 5th round conditional 2021 pick
- The Carolina Hurricanes received forward, Vincent Trocheck from the Florida Panthers for Chase Priskie, Erik Haula, Lucas Wallmark, and Eetu Luostarinen
- The New York Islanders received forward, Jean-Gabriel Pageau from the Ottawa Senators for their conditional 2020 first-round draft pick, 2020 second-round draft pick, and their conditional 2022 draft pick
- Meanwhile, the Tampa Bay Lightning acquired forward, Barclay Goodrow and a 2020 third-round pick from the San Jose Sharks who will get their first-round 2020 draft pick and forward, Anthony Greco. Although they picked up Goodrow who is having a career year; they gave up a first-round pick which can impact them in the future.
NHL Trade Impact
With the above deals complete, there were also several other deals struck as well. In fact, some of these deals could have an impact on their division. For instance, the Las Vegas Golden Knights, the Boston Bruins, and the Edmonton Oilers also made deals to bolster their team.
Since many teams are still in the hunt with only a few points separating them; how will these trades impact the teams down the stretch? Be sure to visit our Round Three NHL Playoff Schedule post to see what teams were in the playoffs last year.
Although there are winners and losers from the trades; how will these deals play out the rest of the season? Since the Bruins were in the Stanley Cup final last year; did the team do enough to get back there, this year? Be sure to check out our Boston Bruins Stanley Cup Loss post to read more on last year’s disappointing loss to the St Louis Blues.