Photo Credit: Matthew Paulson via CompfightAbout a week ago the NHL trade deadline just passed. There was not very many trades but a couple big ones. There were teams giving away players for prospects and draft picks. There was also teams getting really good players. I am going to recap the big trades that have happened in the last couple of weeks.
Marian Gaborik / Derek Brassard, Derek Dorsett, John Moore
The biggest trade on trade deadline day was this deal. Marian Gaborik went to the Columbus Bluejackets and Derek Brassard, Derek Dorsett and John Moore went to the New York Rangers. I think it was a good trade for both teams because the Bluejackets are trying to make a playoff push and Gaborik is a very good player. The Rangers got good players to. Brassard can get points, Dorsett is one of the grinders who can get a lot of points and John Moore is a good prospect.
Jason Pomminville / Johan Larrson, Jeff Hackett
Another big trade was this one. The wild got Jason Pomminville because they are trying to compete with the other teams. Pomminville is a good player who can get a lot of points. The Sabres got two good prospects and a 1st round and 2nd round pick.
Jarome Iginla / Prospects, 1st round pick
This trade was my least favourite trade because my favourite player and he went to my second least favourite team the Pittsburgh Penguins. There is one good thing about it though. The Penguins might win the cup. The Flames got two useless prospects and a 1st round pick.
Jay Bouwmeester / 1st round pick, Prospects
Another trade by the Flames was trading Jay Bouwmeester a really good defense for a 1st round pick and two good prospects. Bouwmeester went to the Blues. The blues are a really good team and are trying to get even better.
Brendan Morrow / Joseph Morrow
Another trade that made the penguins get better. They got Brendan Morrow from the Dallas stars for prospect Joseph Morrow. Brendan Morrow is a goal scorer who is tough. Joseph Morrow is a very good young prospect.
Cory Conacher / Ben Bishop
Cory Conacher is one of the best rookies in the NHL this year and could win rookie of the year. The Senators got him because they are struggling to score goals lately. Ben Bishop is a good young goalie and thats what the Tampa Bay Lighting need.
Derek Roy / 2nd round pick prospect
The Canucks only pickup around the trade deadline was getting Derek Roy from the Dallas Stars. Roy is a good second line center and that is what the Canucks were after. In return the Stars got a prospect and a second round pick .
That is some of the bigger trades that happened around the trade deadline. What did you think of these trades. Were you happy are sad.
Read by Spencer and Trevor