NHL Trades 2013: Winners and Losers from the Deadline

Ryan O'LearyFeatured Columnist IApril 3, 2013

It started slow, but the deals came fast and furious right before the NHL trade deadline passed.

First, the Penguins and Ray Shero struck again, acquiring forward Jussi Jokinen from the Carolina Hurricanes for a conditional seventh-round pick (via ESPN).

Then, the blockbusters came.

Tampa and Ottawa executed a big deal sending Rookie of the Year candidate Cory Conacher and a fourth-round pick in 2013 to Canada's capital in exchange for up-and-coming goaltender Ben Bishop (via ESPN).

It is an intriguing deal to say the least.

Soon after, the New York Rangers sent winger Marian Gaborik to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Derick Brassard, Derek Dorsett, John Moore and a sixth-round pick in 2013 (via Pro Hockey Talk).

Both trades drew a huge reaction from the media and hockey community. 

In all, there were a ton of late trades on deadline day, some of them good and some of them, well...not so good.

So who were the biggest winners and losers from the NHL trade deadline? Watch the latest video from Bleacher Report to find out and leave your comments below!