The NHL trade deadline is finally over. That means at least two months before the crazy, nonsensical, high school cafeteria generated rumors start again. Now we can once again deal in reality for a change.
That reality is where the real trades sent players. Certain players will make an impact on their new-found teams. They may not be super-stars but some will add a dynamic to their new homes that was previously missing.
Teams in need of scoring punch got that too. However, quite shockingly no big goalie trades were made i.e.—no Khabibulin or Nabokov trades.
Due to the re-shuffling of the deck for certain teams, the NHL's playoff picture will be reshaped.
Allow me to present the seven players who will enact said reshaping.