You all had me for the 1-2 shift, and boy was it quiet. This isn't surprising, since many deals are being made right now, which takes time to become announced. Deals only have to be finalized before 3:00, which means that sometimes they aren't announced until later.
The biggest move of the hour by far, was made by the Washington Capitals:
Man the Capitals are really making a run for it this year. Sacrificinganother pick, the Capitals add even more scoring to their already fruitful roster. They are gonna be tough to beat this year. Bellanger and Walker both make the Capitals a little bit more explosive (as if they needed it).
Click after the jump for the other moves.
Anyway here are the other deals that were made:
The Kings grabbed Halpern who is a gritty player who likes to drop the gloves. Obviously L.A thought that they needed a little bit more toughness. Tampa Bay continues to gather for the future, getting a 3rd rounder for a guy they didn't really use.
Schneider, who i didn't know was still playing, was moved to Phoenix for some veteran depth on the blue line. Schneider will add a nice shot, and maybe some power play help. Also remember he has tons of playoff experience, which is important for a young team making a run for the first time. I'm surprised at how active Don Maloney is for Phoenix today, it's fun when they contend!