2011 NHL Trade Deadline: Who Were the Winners and Losers?
Although many NHL fans and experts agree that this year's trade deadline was one of the least exciting in recent memory, that doesn't mean we are short on things to discuss.
Whether it was the fire sales of the Florida Panthers and Ottawa Senators or the out-of-nowhere epic trade between the Colorado Avalanche and St. Louis Blues, several players found themselves changing teams this year.
Some teams were trying to add players for the playoff push, while others were starting to rebuild for the future.
Here are the moves made by all 30 teams leading up to the trade deadline and an evaluation of which teams came out as winners and losers.
Please note, all trades talked about in this slideshow are ones listed on the Trade Tracker at NHL.com and were made in February.
Acquired: Francois Beauchemin, Jarkko Ruutu, 2011 conditional draft pick, 2012 fifth-round pick
Traded: Joffrey Lupul, Paul Mara, Jake Gardiner, Aaron Voros, 2011 sixth-round pick, 2013 fourth-round pick
The Ducks gained a familiar face when they traded for Beauchemin from the Toronto Maple Leafs. He previously played in Anaheim from 2005-2009 and was part of the 2007 Stanley Cup championship team. He set a career high for points in 2005-06 with 34.
However, he has been declining almost every year since then. He had 12 points and a minus-four rating with Toronto prior to being moved. Since coming back to California, he has two points and a minus-two in eight games.
Anaheim also gained pest Jarko Ruutu from the Ottawa Senators, who has posted at least 100 penalty minutes every year for the last six years. At the time of the trade, he was fourth on Ottawa with 86 hits, 10 points and a minus-two rating through 50 games. He has two points with a plus-one rating and four penalty minutes during his four games with the Ducks so far.
Anaheim gave up a big faceoff man in Joffrey Lupul, who was also in his second stint with Anaheim. Although he had only played 30 games this year due to injury, he won 50 percent of his faceoffs, which was tied for fifth on the team. He had 13 points and a minus-four rating.
Jake Gardiner, a prospect who now belongs to Toronto, is in his junior year playing defense at the University of Wisconsin. He had a plus-25 rating last season and is having another 30-point season. His plus-20 rating is second on the Badgers.
Overall, Anaheim did not gain too much. Ruutu is redundant with the Ducks already having George Parros, and Beauchemin needs to pick up the pace to make the trade worthwhile. Gardiner is a decent prospect and a strong offensive defenseman.
Acquired: Blake Wheeler, Freddy Modin, Rob Schremp, Mark Stuart, Brett Festerling, Ben Maxwell, Radek Dvorak, 2011 fifth-round pick
Traded: Rich Peverley, Boris Valabik, 2011 seventh-round pick, Brent Sopel, Nigel Dawes, Niclas Bergfors, Patrick Rissmiller
Wheeler had spent the last three seasons with Boston, setting a career high of 45 points and a plus-36 rating in his 2008-09 rookie campaign. He had 27 points and a plus-eight in 58 games before being traded and has three points and a plus-one rating in his first four games in Atlanta.
Stuart, who had been with Boston since 2007-08, had five points and a plus-eight in 31 games with the Bruins this year. However, he has done little with Atlanta since being acquired and has zero points to go with a minus-two rating in four games.
Schremp, a waiver wire pickup from the New York Islanders, was in his second full season with the Isles. He had 25 points in 44 games last year, but had 22 points in 45 games this year after missing 11 games with a back injury.
Atlanta loses a steady defenseman in Sopel, who was a 2010 Cup champion with the Chicago Blackhawks. He had seven points and a plus-seven rating in 59 games with the Thrashers.
Dawes and Valabik had both spent much of their seasons in the AHL with the Chicago Wolves. Dawes has fared better, however, tallying 44 points in 47 games. He was also more productive in his NHL time, posting nine points in nine games with Atlanta.
Valabik, on the other hand, had just seven points in 80 games with the Thrashers. He also had nine points in 49 games with the Wolves.
One of Atlanta's biggest losses is Rich Peverley, who had played three years with the team. He was fourth on the Thrashers with 34 points and second with six power play goals.
The Thrashers also gave up forward Niclas Bergfors. Bergfors was traded to Atlanta from the New Jersey Devils last year and had 46 points through 79 games. He had 29 points through 52 games this season before being moved.
Modin was in his first year with Atlanta, but is injury-prone and has not played a full season since 2003-04. The closest he came recently was playing 79 games in 2006-07. This year, he has been limited to 36 games and posted 10 points and a minus-11.
Although Atlanta gave up some good pieces, they also picked up some players who will help their team. Wheeler is only 24 years old and has room for improvement, while Stuart is third on the team in plus/minus. They also add veteran Radek Dvorak, who is a consistent 20-30 point scorer and can make up for the offense lost from the departures of Peverley and Bergfors.
Acquired: Tomas Kaberle, Chris Kelly, David Laliberte, Stefan Chaput, Anton Khudobin, Rich Peverley, Boris Valabik
Traded: Jeff Penner, rights to Mikko Lehtonen, Joe Colborne, Brian McGrattan, Sean Zimmerman, 2011 first-round pick, conditional 2012 second-round pick, 2011 second-round pick
Kaberle was the biggest pick-up by Boston, and he agreed to waive his no-trade clause to go there. He had spent his entire NHL career with Toronto and consistently puts up 30-40 points each season. He posted three straight seasons of 50 points from 2005-2008. During his 58 games with the Maple Leafs, Kaberle had 38 points and a minus-two rating.
Since coming to the Bruins, Kaberle has one point and a plus-one rating in four games.
Kelly had been in Ottawa for the last five and a half seasons. He had 23 points and a minus-12 rating in 57 games with the Senators, but can still get back on track with the Bruins, whom he's provided one point and a plus-two rating for during his four games.
The Bruins also got a boost to their offense by adding Peverley. He has an assist in his first three games with Boston.
Aside from the three moves just discussed, the Bruins mostly made minor acquisitions. They gave up a player who has not been in the NHL yet and traded for one who has only seen AHL time. Khudobin has looked good in his NHL time with the Minnesota Wild, but he will likely be relegated to the Providence Bruins while Tim Thomas and Tuukka Rask hold down the fort in Boston.
Lehtonen is a good prospect who is currently playing for Skelleftea in Sweden, where he has 56 points in 59 games. However, he has not shown much in the NHL yet.
Acquired: Brad Boyes
Traded: 2011 second-round pick
Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier made his only move of the trade deadline to acquire St. Louis forward Brad Boyes.
Boyes, who has also played for the Bruins, has posted at least 30 points per year each season he's been in the NHL. Through the first 62 games, he has 41 points and a plus-11. His totals move him into second on the Sabres in scoring and third in plus/minus.
It's not likely this move will put Buffalo into a playoff spot. However, Regier didn't lose much and didn't do anything drastic to try and help out the Sabres playoff push, so it's hard to argue with this one.
Acquired: Brett Carson, Freddy Modin
Traded: 2011 seventh-round pick
Carson was claimed off waivers from the Carolina Hurricanes. He has played 72 games with the Canes and has posted 12 points and a plus-nine rating. Through 13 games this year, he has no points and a plus-seven.
Modin, who was playing in Atlanta, was in his first year with the Thrashers. As mentioned earlier, he is fairly injury prone and struggling to put up numbers.
Carson is defensively responsible and will be a good addition to the Flames. However, the jury is out on Modin. He could do good things in Calgary, but he needs to stay healthy first.
Acquired: Cory Stillman, Bryan Allen, Derek Joslin, 2012 second-round pick
Traded: Sergei Samsonov, Ryan Carter, 2011 fifth-round pick, Ian White
Allen, a defenseman who has played with the Vancouver Canucks and Florida Panthers, has 99 points and a plus-four rating in 500 NHL games. He had spent the last five years in Florida. In 2006-07, he had a career high of 25 points. This season, he had 12 points and a minus-five rating in 53 games before being traded.
Stillman is a left winger who was in Carolina when the Hurricanes won the 2006 Stanley Cup. He had a strong regular season that year, posting 76 points in 72 games and 26 points in 25 playoff games. In addition to playing with the Canes and Panthers, he has also played for the Flames, Blues, Senators and the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Joslin, a defenseman, comes to Carolina from San Jose, where he had seven points in 53 games from 2008 until this season. Since being traded, he has two points and a plus-three rating in three games.
Samsonov had been with the Hurricanes for the last three and a half years and had a solid 26 points in 58 games. He had four power-play goals and was on the other side of the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals with the Edmonton Oilers.
Carter is a center who has underperformed during his time in the NHL. He has never had more than 10 points in a season, and in 50 games with the Ducks and Hurricanes this year, he has just six points.
White was traded for the second time this season. After originally coming to Raleigh from the Flames, he had 10 points and a plus-four in 39 games. That was a better start to his six points and minus-10 in 16 games with Calgary.
Jim Rutherford did good in giving up a weak link in Carter, but it may not have been the best move to get rid of an improving White. However, Stillman is still a solid performer and Joslin has fit in well with Carolina.
Acquired: Michael Frolik, Alexander Salak, Chris Campoli, 2011 conditional seventh-round pick
Traded: Jack Skille, Hugh Jessiman, David Pacan, Ryan Potulny, 2011 conditional second-round pick
Frolik had been with the Panthers the last three seasons. He had posted 45 points in 79 games in 2008-09 and had been going downhill since. He had 29 points in 52 games prior to being traded and has no points and a minus-four rating in his first eight games with Chicago.
Campoli comes to Chicago as a victim of the Senators' rebuild. He had 14 points in 58 games with Ottawa this season and tied his career high of 18 points last season.
Skille had just made the NHL full-time this year, posting 17 points and a plus-three in 49 games. However, he goes to the Panthers on the injured reserve.
Potulny, an impactful AHL player who had 41 points in 58 games with Rockford, was not doing much in Chicago. He was recalled for three games, but did not have any points. However, he does have 49 points in 119 NHL games with the Oilers and Philadelphia Flyers.
Jessiman is a non-impact player who had yet to make the Chicago lineup at the time of his trade.
Overall, Chicago did not suffer any huge losses on deadline day. Frolik needs to find his way, but Campoli has already been praised as a good addition to the Hawks system. Furthermore, the acquisition of the former Senator came at a good time, as Jordan Hendry is scheduled to have knee surgery.
Acquired: Shawn Belle, Erik Johnson, Jay McClement, Brian Elliott, 2011 or 2012 first-round pick
Traded: Kevin Montgomery, Kevin Shattenkirk, Chris Stewart, 2011 or 2012 second-round pick, Craig Anderson
Colorado was part of a late night trade deal with St. Louis that few people, if any, saw coming.
They gained defenseman Erik Johnson in the deal. Johnson had 19 points and a minus-eight with the Blues before being traded. However, through five games, with Colorado, he has posted three points and a plus-one rating. He has posted at least 30 points in two seasons.
McClement was in his sixth season with St. Louis and set a career high with 36 points in 2006-07. Although he has no points and a minus-one in his first five games, he has won 51.7 percent of his faceoffs.
The Avs sent away two of their best young players in Shattenkirk and Stewart.
Shattenkirk, the Avs' first round draft choice in 2007, had 26 points and a minus-11 in 46 games. He is in his first year in the NHL.
Stewart, a 2006 first-round selection, had been with Colorado for three seasons. Last year, he posted 64 points in 77 games and already had 30 points in 36 games before being traded.
Anderson had played in 104 games with the Avalanche, going 51-40-10 with seven shutouts. He won 38 games in 2009-10, but was struggling this year, going 13-15-3 with a .897 save percentage and 3.28 GAA.
Johnson and McClement have been productive in their short stays so far with Colorado. Anderson perhaps needed a change of scenery to really get going, but it was a mistake for Colorado GM Greg Sherman to trade away two of his best players—that alone could set the Avs back even more.
Columbus Blue Jackets
Acquired: Michael Chaput, Greg Moore, Scottie Upshall, Sami Lepisto
Traded: Tom Sestito, Rostislav Klesla, Dane Byers
Columbus finally picked up two players worth talking about when they got Upshall and Lepisto from the Phoenix Coyotes.
Upshall has been in Phoenix for the last three seasons. Last year, he set a career high with 32 points in 49 games. He has 27 points and a plus-five through 61 games this season and has posted at least 30 points a year over the last three seasons.
Lepisto is in his second season with Phoenix. He has matched his points total from last year with 11 points and a plus-seven through 51 games. He also played 14 games with the Washington Capitals in the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons, posting five points and a minus-four rating.
Moore played in the Columbus organization last year. He had 10 points in 16 games with the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL but had no points in four games with the Blue Jackets. He has not seen any NHL action this year, posting 20 points in 57 games with the Adirondack Phantoms.
The Jackets gave up Klesla, a defenseman who has been in Columbus his entire career. He set a career high in 2006-07 with 22 points and had 10 points in 45 games this season.
Sestito was a third-round pick for Columbus in 2006 and had four points in 13 games in the NHL. However, he has spent most of his career to date in the AHL.
Although picking up Upshall and Lepisto is a step in the right direction for the Jackets, it's not enough. They still have a lot of work to do before they can be contenders, and Greg Howson will have to try to attract high-quality players in the offseason.
Acquired: Alex Goligoski
Traded: James Neal and Matt Niskanen
Dallas' lone deal came with the Pittsburgh Penguins. They acquired Goligoski, an offensive defenseman who had 31 points and a plus-20 rating in 60 games with the Pens before being moved.
So far, he has three points and a plus-two in his first three games in Texas. His 34 points lead all Stars defensemen.
The Stars moved scoring winger James Neal to Pittsburgh. He had 39 points in 59 games and was one of Dallas' top scorers.
Niskanen, on the other hand, was having a hard time in Dallas. In 2009-10, he posted a dismal minus-15 rating and could not get better before being traded. He had six points and a minus-one rating in 45 games.
The Stars got a strong defenseman in Goligoski, but losing Neal hurts for sure. However, they probably do not miss Niskanen much.
Detroit Red Wings
The Red Wings did not make any trades before the deadline.
However, they did sign goaltender Jimmy Howard to a two-year contract extension.
Howard is in his second season with the Wings. This year, he has a record of 31-12-3 in 47 games and has also tallied two shutouts. He is first in the NHL in wins and also has a .907 save percentage and 2.82 GAA.
Detroit is second in the Western Conference with a 39-18-6 record and 84 points. The Wings also have a healthy roster, as Mike Modano recently returned from a wrist injury, so there wasn't much reason for them to make a move.
Acquired: Colten Teubert, 2011 first-round pick, 2012 third-round pick, Kevin Montgomery
Traded: Dustin Penner, Shawn Belle
Edmonton's move to trade Dustin Penner to the Los Angeles Kings was the biggest news of deadline day.
Penner had spent the last four years with the Oilers and had at least 30 points every year, including three seasons of at least 40 points. He had 39 points in 62 games this year and was one of the bright spots on a struggling Oilers squad.
In addition to the two draft picks they got from the Kings in return, Edmonton also acquired defensive prospect Colten Teubert. Teubert was the Kings' first-round draft choice in 2008 and has 10 points in 39 games with the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL this season.
The loss of Penner is a big one for Edmonton, and although they have two more draft picks for the upcoming drafts, it would've helped to move some more players or get another big name.
Acquired: Evan Oberg, 2013 third-round pick, Sergrei Samsonov, Jake Hauswirth, 2011 third-round pick, Patrick Rissmiller, Niclas Bergfors, Tim Kennedy, Alexander Sulzer, Ryan Carter, Jack Skille, Hugh Jessiman, David Pacan
Traded: Chris Higgins, Bryan Allen, Dennis Wideman, Radek Dvorak, 2011 fifth-round pick, Bryan McCabe, conditional 2012 seventh-round pick, Cory Stillman, Michael Frolik, Alexander Salak
Bergfors was one of the only pickups that can immediately come to Florida and start making an impact. He comes to the Panthers with 29 points in 52 games with the Thrashers.
However, it's possible that someone like Tim Kennedy can still come up when needed. Kennedy, who spent all of last season with the Buffalo Sabres, has 26 points in 79 NHL games. He was in the AHL with the Connecticut Whale at the time of the trade, where he has 42 points in 53 games.
The Panthers sent their captain Bryan McCabe to the New York Rangers. The defenseman, a veteran of over 1,100 NHL games, was in his third year with Florida, where he had 22 points and a plus-three rating in 48 games.
They also gave up Radek Dvorak, who was in his second stint with the Cats. Dvorak had previously played in Florida from 1995-1999 and had been back since 2007-08. However, after posting 36 points in 2008-09, he has been going downhill ever since. He has 21 points and a plus-two rating through 53 games.
Florida gave up many of their key players, and although they acquired some draft picks and solid prospects, it's going to get even tougher to watch Panthers games. Sorry to any Cats fans left.
Los Angeles Kings
Acquired: Dustin Penner
Traded: Colten Teubert, 2011 first-round pick, 2012 third-round pick
See slide about the Edmonton Oilers.
The addition of Penner still brings some offensive depth to the Kings, who are locked into a tight Western Conference playoff race. His 39 points tie him with Ryan Smyth for fifth in scoring on the Kings.
Acquired: Jeff Penner, rights to Mikko Lehtonen
Traded: Anton Khudobin
Minnesota was quiet this deadline, with their only action coming in a deal with the Boston Bruins.
Penner is in his third season with the Providence Bruins. He has 19 points in 57 AHL games, but has posted no points in two games with Boston.
Khudobin has played six games with the Wild, going 4-1 all-time. This year, he is 2-1 in four games and has a 1.59 GAA and .940 save percentage. He also appeared in 34 games with the Houston Aeros of the AHL, where he has a .911 save percentage and 2.58 GAA to go with a 19-12-1 record.
There's not much here to see. However, the Wild did give up a goaltender who could've been a part of their NHL team in the future.
Acquired: Drew MacIntyre, Brent Sopel, Nigel Dawes, Paul Mara
Traded: Brett Festerling, Ben Maxwell, 2011 fourth-round pick, 2012 fifth-round pick
MacIntyre was in his second year with the Thrashers but did not get any time in the NHL. He was relegated to the AHL, where he has a record this year of 12-5-1 with a .906 save percentage and a 2.91 GAA.
Mara, the only full-time NHL player, was in his first season with Anaheim. He had two points and a minus-one in 33 games and has a plus-one rating in his first three games with the Canadiens. However, this is the second season in a row he has missed time with injuries.
Beyond Mara, the Canadiens traded for and gave up AHL players who had limited or no NHL experience. No one will care about the losses of Festerling and Maxwell, but Montreal's other pickups are no reason for excitement either. The only one worth getting interested in is Sopel.
Acquired: 2012 seventh-round conditional draft pick, Mike Fisher
Traded: Alexander Sulzer, 2011 first-round pick, 2012 conditional draft pick
Fisher had been with Ottawa his entire career, but like many players on this list, he was shipped out of town when the Senators became major sellers.
Fisher set a career high last year with 53 points in 79 games and had 24 points in 55 games this year. He has four points through his first eight games with Nashville.
Sulzer had six points in 53 games with the Predators.
Fisher is a great addition to Nashville, and the Preds gave up just a minor piece in Sulzer.
New Jersey Devils
Acquired: Dave Steckel, 2012 second-round pick, Jay Leach, Steven Zalewski
Traded: Michael Swift, Patrick Davis, Jason Arnott
The Devils' biggest moves were trading Jason Arnott to the Capitals and getting center Dave Steckel and a 2012 second-round draft pick in return.
Arnott had returned to the Devils this season after several years away from the team. He was a member of the 2000 Stanley Cup team and had 20 points in 23 playoff games that year.
However, times have changed. Arnott managed 24 points and a minus-nine through 62 games as the Devils got off to a rough start. They are recovering, but it may not be enough.
Steckel was in his fourth full season in Washington. He had 58 points in 291 games and 11 points and a minus-three rating in 57 games this year.
The closest thing the Devils got to a bonafide NHL player other than Steckel is defenseman Jay Leach. Leach had two points and 20 penalty minutes in 28 games with the San Jose Sharks last year and five points and 45 penalty minutes in 50 games this year. Should he crack the Devils lineup, he will add a physical element to the team.
The Devils moved a long-term veteran and got an under-performing forward in return. However, they did not lose any draft picks, and Swift and Davis were merely afterthoughts in a sea of other trades.
New York Islanders
Acquired: Al Montoya
Traded: 2011 sixth-round pick, Rob Schremp (waiver claim)
Montoya had previously played five games with the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2008-09 season. He went 3-1 with one shutout and had a .925 save percentage and a 2.08 GAA.
So far, he has been good for an Islanders team that seems to need a new goaltender every week. In seven games, he has gone 3-2-1 with one shutout and had a .926 save percentage and 2.07 GAA.
Montoya seemed to be picked up as more of a band-aid for the Isles' wounded goaltenders and is not likely to be around for the long-term. The Islanders should have done more to continue looking towards the future.
New York Rangers
Acquired: John Mitchell, Bryan McCabe
Traded: 2012 seventh-round pick, Tim Kennedy, 2011 third-round pick
In yesterday's deadline day, the Rangers made a move for Toronto forward John Mitchell.
Mitchell has played in 23 games with Toronto this year and has three points. He has also played with the AHL's Toronto Marlies, where he has five points in 10 games. He will be assigned to the Connecticut Whale.
However, the Rangers also gave up two draft picks and Tim Kennedy, who could have cracked the Rangers lineup with his solid point production in the AHL.
The addition of McCabe is a good one, as the Rangers were lacking a veteran defenseman.
Acquired: Craig Anderson, 2011 sixth-round pick, two 2011 second-round picks, 2011 first-round pick, 2012 conditional draft pick, Ryan Potulny, conditional 2011 draft pick, Curtis McElhinney
Traded: Chris Campoli, conditional 2012 seventh-round pick, Alexei Kovalev, Brian Elliott, Jarrko Ruutu, Chris Kelly, Mike Fisher
Kovalev never quite fit in with Ottawa and had rumored problems with head coach Cory Clouston. He had 49 points in 77 games last year but had just 27 points and a minus-nine in 54 games before he was moved to Pittsburgh.
Anderson, who struggled in Colorado, has stood out so far in Ottawa. In four games, he is 3-1 and has a .964 save percentage and 1.23 GAA.
Ottawa was able to get rid of some under-performing players, but still gave up a good player in Fisher. However, they were successful at getting draft picks, giving themselves five extra selections this year. These will be key as they attempt to start from the bottom up.
Acquired: Tom Sestito, Kris Versteeg
Traded: Michael Chaput, Greg Moore, 2011 first-round and third-round draft picks
Versteeg started the season with Toronto. He joined the team after finding himself as a victim of the Blackhawks salary cap issues in the 2010 offseason. He had 35 points and a minus-13 in 53 games for the Leafs before being moved.
Since coming to Philadelphia, he has two points and a plus-two rating in seven games.
The Flyers were dangerous before Versteeg arrived, but this pickup has made them that much better.
Acquired: Rostislav Klesla, Dane Byers, 2011 sixth-round draft pick
Traded: Scottie Upshall, Sami Lepisto, Al Montoya
The Coyotes made a good move by sending Montoya to the Islanders. He had not seen NHL time in over two seasons, and it was best to send him to a team that could give him that chance.
Klesla is a solid defenseman who stands at 6'3" and 203 pounds and will add size to Phoenix. In addition to his 10 points this season, he also has a plus-10 rating. He is third on the Coyotes in plus/minus rating.
Phoenix general manager Don Maloney did a good job trying to fill the void left by defenseman Ed Jovanovski, who is out of the lineup with broken orbital bones. Jovanovski has 14 points and a plus-three rating this season.
It hurts to give up Lepisto and Upshall, but Maloney achieved what he wanted; that's the sign of a successful trade deadline.
Acquired: Alexei Kovalev, James Neal, Matt Niskanen
Traded: Alex Goligoski, 2011 draft pick
Kovalev, who previously played in Pittsburgh from 1998-2003, returns as part of a trade with Ottawa. He scored his first goal in his return to Pittsburgh in Saturday's shootout win against Toronto.
The Penguins also solved their winger problem by acquiring Neal and got a developing defenseman in Niskanen.
San Jose Sharks
Acquired: Ian White, Michael Swift, Patrick Davis
Traded: Derek Joslin, 2012 second-round pick, Jay Leach, Steven Zalewski
White has already made his debut for the Sharks. After posting 10 points and a plus-four rating in 39 games with the Hurricanes, he has one point and a plus-three rating in his first four games in San Jose.
Joslin had played 53 games with the Sharks from the 2008-09 season to this year. He had seven points and a minus-four rating.
The Sharks also gained some players who have potential to be full-time NHL players in Swift, Davis, and Zalewski.
St. Louis Blues
Acquired: 2012 third-round pick, 2011 second-round pick, Kevin Shattenkirk, Chris Stewart, 2011 or 2012 second-round pick, 2011 third-round pick, rights to prospect Broke Beukeboom
Traded: Eric Brewer, Brad Winchester, Brad Boyes
Brewer, the Blues captain, was sent to the Tampa Bay Lightning. He had spent the last six years with St. Louis, setting a career high for points in 2006-07 with 29. This year, he had 14 points and a plus-one rating through his first 54 games.
Winchester was in his third season with the team, but has yet to play a full NHL season. He had 14 points and a minus-nine rating prior to being moved.
The Blues also gained two high profile players in their big trade with Colorado. Chris Stewart has seven points and an even rating in six games since the trade, while Shattenkirk has three points and a plus-two in six games.
However, they gave up Erik Johnson and Jay McClement, two of their solid performers. Johnson, a defenseman, has posted two seasons of 30 or more points and is on his way there again. He already has 22 points this year, which includes three points in five games with the Avalanche since being traded.
McClement was with the Blues for his sixth year and had 16 points in 56 games. However, he had a disappointing minus-13 rating.
Although the Blues gave up several key pieces, their new acquisitions are performing well so far. Plus, they have at least two extra picks for this year's draft as they continue looking towards the future.
Tampa Bay Lightning
Acquired: Eric Brewer
Traded: Dan Ellis, 2011 third-round pick, rights to prospect Broke Beukeboom
Ellis had come to Tampa Bay in the offseason after originally having his rights traded to Montreal. He had a winning record, posting a 13-7-6 record with two shutouts in 31 games. However, his stats left a little to be desired as he had a .889 save percentage and 2.93 GAA.
Tampa had acquired Curtis McElhinney in the trade with Anaheim. However, the goaltender was claimed off waivers by the Senators yesterday and never got to play a game in a Lightning uniform. In 21 games with Anaheim, he was 6-9-1 with a .890 save percentage and 3.43 GAA.
Beukeboom was Tampa Bay's 2010 third-round pick and is currently playing for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the OHL. He has eight points through 44 games in his third season with the team.
Brewer will provide leadership and experience for the Lightning's blue line. He has already played four games in Tampa and has no points and a plus-three rating.
Tampa's defense got better, but Steve Yzerman may have been better suited to keep around Ellis and looked to dump Mike Smith, who has yet to have a winning season with the Bolts.
Toronto Maple Leafs
Acquired: 2012 seventh-round pick, 2011 first-round pick, conditional 2012 second-round pick, Joe Colborne, Aaron Voros, 2011 first-round pick, 2011 third-round pick, Joffrey Lupul, Jake Gardiner
Traded: John Mitchell, Tomas Kaberle, 2011 conditional draft pick, Kris Versteeg, Francois Beauchemin
After ending the ongoing Tomas Kaberle drama, the Leafs also shipped out forwards Versteeg and Mitchell and defenseman Beauchemin.
Beauchemin had 12 points and a minus-four prior to being moved and was also tied for fourth in the league with 137 blocked shots.
Lupul joined the Leafs after two stints in Anaheim, where he had posted 13 points and a minus-four before being moved. Since the trade, he has five points and a minus-six in nine games.
Voros was loaned to the Marlies after being traded. He had no points and 43 penalty minutes in 12 games with Anaheim. He currently has four points in eight games in the AHL.
Lupul has been on the move for most of his career but contributes everywhere he goes. The Leafs also have two good prospects in Colborne and Gardiner, but did not get enough immediate contributors when they traded Versteeg, Kaberle and Beauchemin.
Acquired: Maxim Lapierre, MacGregor Sharp, Chris Higgins
Traded: Joel Perreault, 2012 third-round pick, Evan Oberg, 2013 third-round pick
Lapierre was traded for the second time this season after spending six seasons with Montreal. In his stint with Anaheim, he had 11 points and a minus-13 rating in 59 games.
Sharp played eight games with Anaheim last year but did not have any points. This year, he is playing for Syracuse of the AHL and has 13 points in 50 games.
The Canucks traded Perrault, who did not have any points in seven games with the Canucks. He had been playing for the Manitoba Moose of the AHL, where he has 18 points in 26 games.
The Canucks added more forward depth to their already dangerous team and did not give up any valued assets in the process.
Acquired: Jason Arnott, Dennis Wideman
Traded: Dave Steckel, 2012 second-pick, 2011 third-round pick, Jake Hauswirth
In addition to adding Jason Arnott for forward depth, the Capitals picked up Dennis Wideman from Florida.
Wideman was in his first year with Florida after being traded there from Boston in the offsesason. He is a solid offensive contributor, posting 33 points in 61 games, but he also brings a minus-26 rating to the Capitals.
The Caps also gave up Jake Hauswirth, a forward prospect who was playing for the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL for the second year. He has posted 58 points over 99 games in two seasons.
It was good to see the Capitals make moves on deadline day for a change, as they have been quiet in recent years. Both Arnott and Wideman will bring the team more offense, and Wideman has eight power play goals, which will boost the Capitals' special teams. They also did not lose any major pieces.