Ranking the 2009 trade deadline

Every year, there's some panic about noon that nothing's going to happen. Then it's a mad dash to the finish and tons of trades come pouring in after 3 p.m.

At the end of the day, this year was a fairly busy one:

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Trade deadline history

Season Date Trades Players
1979-80 11-Mar-80 3 5
1980-81 10-Mar-81 12 22
1981-82 09-Mar-82 5 11
1982-83 08-Mar-83 1 1
1983-84 06-Mar-84 2 2
1984-85 12-Mar-85 4 7
1985-86 11-Mar-86 8 14
1986-87 10-Mar-87 5 9
1987-88 08-Mar-88 8 12
1988-89 07-Mar-89 9 21
1989-90 06-Mar-90 10 16
1990-91 05-Mar-91 14 33
1991-92 10-Mar-92 11 22
1992-93 22-Mar-93 9 14
1993-94 21-Mar-94 18 35
1994-95 07-Apr-95 19 32
1995-96 20-Mar-96 13 21
1996-97 18-Mar-97 18 35
1997-98 24-Mar-98 19 38
1998-99 23-Mar-99 21 30
1999-00 14-Mar-00 12 23
2000-01 13-Mar-01 17 31
2001-02 19-Mar-02 17 35
2002-03 11-Mar-03 24 46
2003-04 09-Mar-04 20 32
2005-06 09-Mar-06 25 40
2006-07 27-Feb-07 25 44
2007-08 26-Feb-08 25 45
2008-09 04-Mar-09 22 45

 

Keep in mind that there are a lot more teams and players in play now than 15 or 20 years ago.

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