NHL Trade Deadline 2015 Tracker: Live Updates, Reaction and Analysis

Steve Silverman@@profootballboyFeatured ColumnistMarch 2, 2015

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The biggest story of the 2015 National Hockey League trade deadline may have come from the pen of an 11-year-old girl.

Jordyn Leopold's impassioned plea for the Columbus Blue Jackets to trade her father, Jordan, back home to Minnesota was certainly the feel-good story of the day, as Jackets' GM Jarmo Kekalainen made her wish come true.

But back to business. Which team brought in that elusive piece of the puzzle today that'll help them hoist the Stanley Cup?

After a big buildup in the days and weeks leading up to the deadline, no superstar-level players switched teams on Monday. Keith Yandle's acquisition by the New York Rangers on Sunday was the highest-profile deal. 

But in the end, 40 players were shuffled around the league in 23 deals.

Division leaders like the Anaheim Ducks and Montreal Canadiens got stronger, while bottom-dwellers like the Buffalo Sabres, Arizona Coyotes and Toronto Maple Leafs shipped out their assets for picks and prospects to help them in the future.

Now, the speculation ends, the rosters are set, and the countdown to the playoffs begins.