Some teams are plotting for the Stanley Cup while others just want to plan for the future.
On trade deadline day, general managers try to outmaneuver each other as they attempt to improve, either in the short term or long term.
Deals prior to the trade deadline can have a huge impact on teams with championship aspirations. The Los Angeles Kings unlocked their dormant offense when they added Jeff Carter last year and went on to win the Stanley Cup.
The Boston Bruins received complementary help from Rich Peverley and Chris Kelly in 2011 and won the Stanley Cup.
It's not just a matter of adding the best player a general manager can find. It's about finding someone who can mesh quickly with his new teammates and impact team chemistry in a positive manner.
Here's the stock up/stock down report based on each team's activity at today's trade deadline.
All trade information is attributed to TSN.ca unless otherwise indicated.