Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Beyond Havelid, Devils Remain Silent at Trade Deadline

The 2009 NHL trade deadline came and went and the New Jersey Devils remained intact, except for the addition of Nicholas Havelid. As of 3:57pm on Wednesday, a total of 20 traded were made on deadline day.

The big winners were the Calgary Flames who added Oli Jokinen and Jordan Leopold. The big additions in Calgary prompted the San Jose Sharks to act as they later added Travis Moen and Kent Huskins from Anaheim, while at the same time sent defenseman Kyle McLaren to Philadelphia.

The other team out west that made a big splash were the Phoenix Coyotes. The Coyotes sent Jokinen, Morris and Caracillo out of the desert. In return they got a load of NHL ready players in Petr Prucha, Nigel Dawes, Dmitiri Kalinin, Scottie Upshall, Matthew Lombardi and Brandon Prust.

But as all Devils fans care about is what happened in the Eastern Conference. All Atlantic Division rivals were active at the deadline.

The Rangers added Nik ANtropov and Derek Morris, but gave up draft picks and player Petr Prucha, Nigel Dawes and Dmitiri Kalinin. Along with those players Aaron Voros and Erik Reitz were put on waivers, which Reitz was picked off waivers by Toronto. And lets not forget they added Avery. In the end the Rangers have changed a dramatic portion of their roster, but their core still remains the same and that wont change the team they are.

The Flyers were all talk and less action. They talked about adding Pronger and Bouwmeester and so on, well in the end the shipped out Scottie Upshall and a draft pick and added Daniel Caracillo and Kyle McLaren. Small trades for the Flyers and still leave them with questions at goal and on defense.

The Penguins may have made the most imposing moves. Adding Chris Kunitz has seemed to already pay off with 3 goals since coming to Pittsburgh, but today they added Bill Guerin for nothing more than a 3rd to 5th round draft pick. If Crosby is healthy, the Pens have three solid lines but may have question at defense and will need Fluery to play out his ass to get past the Caps, Flyers, Bruins and Devils.

The Boston Bruins did as the Devils did, they fine tuned their roster. With a roster who does not have many players who have been past the 1st round of the playoffs, the Bruins added veteran Mark Recchi and defenseman Steve Montador, while giving up nothing from their teams core. This is essentially the same thing the Devils did in adding Havelid and Shanahan. I think we got the better end of that.

A big suprise was that the Capitals did nothing at the deadline. They have issues on the blueline and in goal, so this may be the biggest suprise.

Below are all the trades that happened today:

OTT- G Pascal LeClaire, 2009 2nd RD Pick
COL - F Antoinne Vermette

STL- D Danny Richmond
PIT-D Andy Wozniewski

CAL- D Jordan Leopold
COL - D Lawrence Nycholat, D Ryan Wilson, 2009 2nd Rd. Pick

DAL - Claims C Brendan Morrison off waivers
TOR - Claims D Eric Reitz off waivers
TOR - Claims G Martin Gerber off waivers
PIT - Claims F Craig Adams off waivers

BUF - G Mikael Tellqvist
PHO - 4th Rd Pick

CAL - C Oli Jokinen
PHO - 1st rd pick, C Matt Lombardi, F Brandon Prust

BOS- D Steve Montador
ANA - F Petteri Nokelainen

BOS- F Mark Recchi, 2010 2nd rd pick
TB - D Matt Lashoff, F Martisn Karsums

PIT- F Bill Guerin
NYI- Conditional Draft pick

PHI- F Danny Carcillo
PHO- F Scottie Upshall, 2nd Rd pick

NYR- C Nik Antropov
TOR- 2nd Rd Pick and a Conditional Pick

NYR- D Derek Morris
PHO- F Petr Prucha, F Nigel Dawes, D Dmitiri Kalinin

BUF- C Dominic Moore
TOR - 2nd Rd Pick

ANA - F Erik Christensen
ATL - D Eric O'Dell

FLA- D Steve Eminger
TB- D Noah Welch, 3rd Rd. Pick

CLB- G Kevin LaLande
CAL - 4th Round Pick

PHI- D Kyle McLaren
SJ- 6th round Pick

CHI - F Samuel Pahlsson
ANA- James Wisneiwski

SJ- F Travis Moen, D Kent Huskins
ANA- Nick Bonnino, G Tim Pielmeirer, Conditional Pick

CAR- F Patrick O'Sullivan
LA- F Justin Williams

EDM- F Patrick O'Sullivan
CAR- F Erik Cole

EDM- F Ales Kotalik
BUF- 2nd Round Pick

TOR- G Olaf Kolzig, D Jamie Heward, D Andy Rogers and 4th Round Pick
TB- D Richard Petoit

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