Once again, NHL trade deadline day has arrived with a whole slew of trades made in the previous days.
The Florida Panthers have acquired forward Claude Giroux and defenseman Ben Chiarot. The Colorado Avalanche have acquired defenseman Josh Manson and forward Nico Sturm. The Boston Bruins bolstered their defense by acquiring Hampus Lindholm, then signing him to a six-year, $52 million deal. The Toronto Maple Leafs responded by signing defenseman Mark Giordano.
But there was plenty of activity on Monday, including goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury going to the Minnesota Wild and the New York Rangers making moves at the buzzer.
Here are the offers and analysis of the day of the deadline. Previous offers can be found here.
General manager Don Waddell says Domi is a good fit for the top nine forwards. He plays with an advantage and is a playmaker. The Blue Jackets and Hurricanes had to involve the Panthers (they kept part of Domi’s salary, as did the Blue Jacke) to make the money grow (see details below). below). The Hurricanes also gave Jesperi Kotkaniemi an eight-year extension averaging $4.82 million a year.
No goalie movement. The Canadiens receive a conditional second-round pick in 2022, a seventh-round pick in 2024 and defenseman William Lagesson for Kulak. The Flyers pick up a 2023 fourth-round pick for Brassard. Fifty percent of both players’ salaries are kept by the trade teams.
Cal Clutterbuck gets two years and Zach Parise gets one year. The Islanders stuck to the deadline. This season could have been a fluke due to the season-opening long road trip and a COVID-19 outbreak.
The Rangers will give the Jets forward Morgan Barron, two second-round picks in 2023 and a fifth-round pick in 2023 for Copp and a sixth-round pick in 2023. One of the second-round picks could become a pick. first round if the Rangers reach the Eastern Conference Finals.
The former 30-goal scorer’s numbers have plummeted with the emergence of the Ducks’ younger players. It should resume in Pittsburgh if he plays with Evgeni Malkin. Ducks general manager Pat Verbeek ended up trading four of his unrestricted free agents. The Ducks will have forwards Zach Aston-Reese and Dominik Simon, goaltender Calle Clang and a 2022 second-round pick for Rakell.
A busy few minutes for Rangers, who send a 2023 fourth-round pick to the Canucks for forward. Motte is a high-energy player who will provide utility in his group of bottom six forwards. Motte has seven goals and 15 points in 49 games this season.
Rangers general manager Chris Drury waited almost until the last minute to secure one of the best trade candidates available, according to reports. Copp is a versatile striker who can play center or wing and help direct play for a team lacking those types of players. New York also needed the help of a midfielder and Copp should fit in well. Copp has 13 goals and 35 points this season in 56 games. No word yet on the return.
The Maple Leafs had signed Finnish Olympic gold medalist Harri Sateri over the weekend, but he first had to go through waivers and was claimed by the Coyotes. Maple Leafs goaltender Petr Mrazek, who has struggled recently, cleared waivers.
He will fit in well with the Avalanche’s forward squad and is a restricted free agent. He also kills penalties, one of the areas where Colorado needs to improve. The Canadiens bring back defenseman Justin Barron, one of the Avalanche’s top prospects, and a second-round pick in 2024.
Leddy’s -33 rating with the Red Wings is a little unwieldy, but he’s mobile and can help a power play, in addition to having 121 games of playoff experience. That includes a Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks and back-to-back trips to the semi-finals over the past two seasons with the Islanders.
A movement of depth. Brown is 6-5, 221 and has averaged about 14 minutes per game with the Senators. Ottawa is getting winger Zach Senyshyn, a former first-round pick who played just 14 NHL games. The teams also traded lower round picks.
The Wild posted it and the Blackhawks tweeted of Fleury: “A special player. Thanks for everything.” The comeback is a conditional first-round pick.
Justin Braun is a right-handed defender whose contract expires. New York is apparently on the right side with Adam Fox, Jacob Trouba and Braden Schneider, so it will be interesting to see how Braun fits in and if that means Schneider is out of the lineup or someone is playing on his side or from another business. come.
Following the Wild’s acquisition of Marc-André Fleury, the Wild are trading backup goaltender Kaapo Kahkonen to the Sharks for tough defenseman Jacob Middleton, according to Sportsnet. Kahkonen is a restricted free agent, which could free up the Sharks to trade goaltender James Reimer. Middleton is the second serious player added by the Wild after an earlier acquisition from Nicolas Deslauriers.
The Wild have had a string of trouble with goaltenders this season, and Fleury has three Stanley Cup rings and two more trips to the Finals, in addition to winning the Vezina Trophy last season. He had a say in where he went, so he must have had great faith in the Wild and in the vision of general manager Bill Guerin, his former teammate with the Penguins. Athletic reported this backup goalkeeper Kaapo Kahkonen will be traded in a separate transaction.
Coyotes, Jets trade
The Coyotes acquire the rights of Minnesota State and U.S. Olympic team forward Nathan Smith from the Jets. He is runner-up to Hobey Baker with 49 points in 34 games. Brian Little’s contract (two years remaining at around $5.3 million a year) also heads to Arizona. Little hasn’t played since the 2019-20 season due to a head injury. The Jets get a fourth-round pick in 2022.
Johansson, who played for the Capitals from 2010 to 2017, was acquired from the Kraken, according to The Associated Press. He helps the Capitals, who have suffered a series of injuries in their forward ranks this season. The Kraken get forward Daniel Sprong, a fourth-round pick in 2022 and a sixth-round pick in 2023. The Kraken keep 50% of Johansson’s salary. He is an unrestricted free agent this summer.
The Coyotes gave up a 2022 second-round pick for the rights to the unsigned Boston College center, who has 33 points in 24 games. He also played for Canada at the Beijing Olympics. The Wild took him in the third round of the 2018 draft.
Anton Forsberg gets a three-year, $8.25 million contract, which takes him out of the commercial market.
Flyers could be quiet
Philadelphia carried out its main activity by trading Claude Giroux to the Panthers on Saturday. Defenseman Justin Braun is expected to become an unrestricted free agent. Also among the pending UFAs are forward Derick Brassard and defender Keith Yandle, both of whom could be useful hires.
In what has been a dismal season in Arizona, Karel Vejmelka has been a rare bright spot. He posted a .905 save percentage in 36 games, but his performance since March 3 has been outstanding with a save percentage above .923 in four of his last five starts. TSN’s Darren Dreger indicates that the pending restricted free agent will sign a three-year extension worth an average annual value of $2.725 million.
What’s next for the Winnipeg Jets?
The Jets, sixth in the Central Division, have been a disappointment this season. But they have several players who could be savvy additions for playoff contenders. Forwards Andrew Copp and Paul Stastny top the list; both are on expiring offers.
The Bruins have needed a second-line center since David Krejci returned to the Czech Republic, but their decision to split their top line has paid off.
The Washington Capitals must decide if goaltenders Vitek Vanecek and Ilya Samsonov can carry them far in the playoffs. Additionally, they deal with injury issues.
The Edmonton Oilers goaltender is also a question mark. Minnesota Wild goaltender Cam Talbot turned his play around, but backup Kaapo Kahkonen lost six in a row.
The St. Louis Blues need help on the blue line.
The New York Rangers have plenty of headroom if they want to add to their offensive depth beyond their acquisition of Frank Vatrano.
Who is left?
-Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury is an unrestricted free agent pending, but he has a say in whether he’s dealt.
– Arizona Coyotes forward Phil Kessel has two Stanley Cup rings.
-Coyotes defenseman Jakob Chychrun could make a big comeback if he’s dealt because he’s 23 and is under contract through 2024-25 with a cap of $4.6 million.
– Chicago’s Calvin de Haan would add defensive depth. So would Nick Leddy of the Red Wings and Justin Braun of the Flyers, who were left out of the roster.
-Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk has requested a trade.
— Islanders forward Cal Clutterbuck and defenseman Andy Greene were dropped from the roster on Sunday, although coach Barry Trotz said it was really for retention.