Earlier today, a surprising amount of deals went down, in what some are thinking has made the trade deadline almost irrelevant.
The Boston Bruins were the most active, acquiring Tomas Kaberle from the Toronto Maple Leafs, in exchange for Joe Colborne, the Bruins' first-round pick in the 2011 Entry Draft and a conditional second-round pick in 2012.
The second-round pick will go to the Leafs if the Bruins either re-sign Kaberle after this season, or make the Stanley Cup Finals.
The Bruins also sent Blake Wheeler and Mark Stuart to the Atlanta Thrashers for Rich Peverley and Boris Valabik.
The Bruins were already leading the Northeast Division, and were considered Stanley Cup contenders by most people around the league.
The moves made today have not only solidified the Bruins as contenders, but have elevated them to be the favorite to win the Stanley Cup this season.
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