NHL Trade Deadline Update: Still Slow Edition

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:

The Washington Capitals (Japers Rink) acquired Eric Belanger from the Minnesota Wild (Hockey Wilderness) for a 2nd round pick.

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 L.A Kings (Jewls from the Crown) acquired Jeff Halpern from the Tampa Bay Lightning (Raw Charge) for Ted Purcell and a 3rd rounder (originally Florida's pick)

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.

The Phoenix Coyotes (Five for Howling) acquired Mathieu Schneider from the Vancouver Canucks (Nucks Misconduct). What Phoenix gets out of this deal is still TBD.

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! 

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join From The Rink

You must be a member of From The Rink to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at From The Rink. You should read them.

Join From The Rink

You must be a member of From The Rink to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at From The Rink. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.