So the NHL trade deadline was 3:00 p.m. yesterday. Similarly to the NBA trade deadline, there was quite a bit of activity. Visit our NBA Trade Deadline post to read more about some of the trades that happened earlier in the month.
NHL Before the Deadline
Due to the trade deadline approaching, many teams were already making moves. Before the deadline, the New York Rangers traded Rick Nash to the Boston Bruins. In addition, the Columbus Blue Jackets brought back their old player, Mark Letestu in a three team trade with the Nashville Predators.
Although the Pittsburgh Penguins won back-to-back Stanley Cup championships; this year’s team isn’t as good as the prior years. Visit our Penguins Repeat Stanley Cup Champs post to read more about last year’s team. Additionally, the Penguins acquired Derick Brassard in a three team trade with the Ottawa Senators and the Las Vegas Golden Knights.
NFL Trade Deadline
- The Chicago Blackhawks traded Ryan Hartman to the Nashville Predators for their first and fourth round pick.
- Also, the Anaheim Ducks and the New York Islanders swapped forwards.
- The Detroit Red Wings acquired three round picks for Tomas Tatar to the Golden Knights.
- In addition, the Chicago Blackhawks traded Tommy Wingels to the Boston Bruins right at the deadline for a fifth round pick.
NHL Trade Impact
Although, there was a lot of activity leading up to the deadline; how will the players who were traded perform on their new team? As like anything, it takes time to adjust. With the regular season ending on April 8, 2018, it will be interesting to see where many of these teams are at the end of the season.
As always, I welcome your comments.