WPG acquires Devin Setoguchi; MIN acquires 2014 second-round draft pick
Winner: Devin Setoguchi
This was not a major trade, but it's deserving of a mention. Devin Setoguchi is an offensive player whose game has fallen off a little bit, but he will get a fresh start with the Jets. He will get some more minutes and a chance to succeed.
Loser: Minnesota Wild
Blogger T.J. Maughan of Arctic Ice Hockey likes this deal for the Winnipeg Jets, and he raises some points in which the Wild could regret the trade. He states that Setoguchi was an effective player despite his limited minutes, and that he had a reasonable contract. With Winnipeg, Setoguchi could play with Evander Kane, and that could be a great dynamic duo.
MIN acquires Nino Niederreiter; NYI acquires Cal Clutterbuck
Winner: Minnesota Wild
The Wild acquired a first-round pick in Nino Niederreiter in exchange for a bottom-six grinder. Although he hasn't actualized it yet, the newest Wild prospect has a lot of talent. Things didn't go as planned with the Islanders, and look for Nino to flourish with the Wild.
Losers: New York Islanders
The Islanders gave up on a talented prospect. That is the short fact about this trade. He may have not developed as planned, but they could have played the situation better.
Niederreiter didn't have tremendous value, but he should have brought back more than Cal Clutterbuck.
While Clutterbuck will add physicality and grit, this trade is eerily similar to the Vancouver Canucks' trade of Cody Hodgson to the Buffalo Sabres. Hodgson didn't fit the Canucks' plans, and he has thrived with the Sabres.