NHL Trade Analysis

After eight seasons with the Vancouver Canucks, Roberto Luongo was traded back to the Florida Panthers on March 4, 2014, along with Steven Anthony in exchange for Jacob Markstrom and Shawn Matthias. Luongo’s eight seasons in Vancouver saw the team reach the playoffs six times and featured a Stanley Cup Final appearance. While the Canucks
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In the National Hockey League, making trades is simultaneously an art, a science and a task in intelligent asset management. Over the years, the Calgary Flames have had several general managers that were quite good at the art of the deal – notably the legendary “Trader Cliff” Fletcher. But at the same time, the Flames
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At the beginning of the 2017-18 season, expectations were high for the Nashville Predators and the Ottawa Senators. The Predators were just coming off of their first trip to the Stanley Cup Final and the Senators were one goal away from meeting them there, taking the Pittsburgh Penguins to game seven in the Eastern Conference
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Over the past 25 seasons since they moved from Quebec in 1995, the Colorado Avalanche have made a handful of trades whose legacy was felt for seasons after the transaction itself. This list will discuss the five franchise-defining trades in Avalanche history (not Quebec Nordiques, so the Peter Forsberg/Eric Lindros trade does not appear).  Before we jump into the rankings,
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The Ottawa Senators have made their fair share of trades throughout their history. Some of those moves have seen them come out on top, but others have fans wondering what just happened. As with any NHL team, the return an organization can get for a particular player or pick can vary a great deal. Are
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Like any other NHL franchise, the St. Louis Blues have made plenty of good trades, and plenty of bad trades. The recent trade history for the Blues has been very good, and was a key factor in their success last season. Let’s discuss their three best and worst trades in franchise history. Blues’ Worst Trades
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The Ottawa Senators have made their fair share of trades throughout their history. Some of those moves have seen them come out on top, but others have fans wondering what just happened. As with any NHL team, the return a team can get for a particular player or pick can vary a great deal. Are
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The Winnipeg Jets, both 1.0 and current versions, have made plenty of trades. Some were downright steals, while others were total flops. Here’s a look at some of both categories, in chronological order. Trades the Jets Won Acquiring Big-Time Blue-Liner Carlyle — March 5, 1984 Late in the 1983-84 season, the Jets acquired undersized but
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It was five years ago that former Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin shocked the hockey world and traded fan-favorite defenseman P.K. Subban to the Nashville Predators in exchange for Shea Weber. The trade immediately split the Canadiens fanbase into two sides: one that despised the trade, the other that loved it. On the one
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When the Toronto Maple Leafs completed their 2018-19 season, they had failed once again to get past the dreaded Boston Bruins during the first playoff series. When the season concluded, general manager Kyle Dubas had some heavy lifting to do. His defense was weak and, as the general manager, he faced salary-cap problems brought on
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Since 1967, the Toronto Maple Leafs have been looking for answers on how to get their hands back on hockey’s holy grail. They’ve rebuilt, hired general manager after general manager and have made all kinds of trades trying to find that secret recipe to success. Some moves have worked out in their favour while others
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