NHL Trade Deadline: Phoenix Coyotes and Columbus Blue Jackets Make a Deal

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NHL Trade Deadline: Phoenix Coyotes and Columbus Blue Jackets Make a Deal
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A short while ago, the Phoenix Coyotes and Columbus Blue Jackets made a surprising trade. The Coyotes were not expected to make moves today, since they have been sitting well in the conference.

Unfortunately, Phoenix's best defenseman, Ed Jovanovski, recently went down with an injury. Phoenix wanted to boost defense in place of Jovanovski.  

To Phoenix:

Defenseman Rostislav Klesla

Prospect Forward Dane Byers

To Columbus:

Forward Scottie Upshall

Defenseman Sami Lepisto

Here are the pros and cons of this trade.

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