Welcome to NHL trade deadline day 2016.
Stay tuned to THN.com for up-to-minute analysis of every trade, as it happens. Our team of experts will break down every trade, and you can have your say on who won each deal.
Several NHL teams got an early start on the trade front this year. Click here for a recap of a busy weekend of trading that saw the likes of Eric Staal, Dale Weise, and James Reimer on the move. You can also check out a list of every trade made all season in the Trade Log.
TO NASHVILLE: D Corey Potter
TO ARIZONA: Future Considerations
TO PITTSBURGH: D James Melindy; LW Dan O’Donoghue; C Dustin Jeffrey
TO PHOENIX: C Matia Marcantuoni
TO CHICAGO: D Tim Jackman; 7th round pick in 2017
TO ANAHEIM: RW Corey Tropp
TO EDMONTON: LW Patrick Maroon
TO ANAHEIM: D Martin Gernat, 4th round pick in 2016
THN’s Take: With Anaheim’s earlier acquisition of Jamie McGinn, the Ducks didn’t really have a spot for Maroon anymore, so off he goes to Edmonton in exchange for prospect Martin Gernat and a fourth-rounder. Gernat is a big, defensive defenseman in the AHL with little upside at this point. The big upshot for Anaheim, other than recouping future assets, is that Maroon still had two more years on his deal, albeit at a not-bank-breaking rate of $2 million per. Now they’re clear of that commitment. On the other side of the ledger, Edmonton gets a burly forward who can score a bit and will definitely fight. Given how much finesse the Oilers have up front right now, a little snarl is not a bad commodity. And the fact Maroon is signed for a couple more seasons is nice insurance for Edmonton, which still hasn’t become a free agent destination. So the Oilers get something for very little loss.-Ryan Kennedy
TO LOS ANGELES: LW Brett Sutter
TO MINNESOTA: RW Scott Sabourin
THN’s Take: The minor-league deals are coming in and this one has a hook to it, as Sutter will now be playing for father Darryl’s organization in Los Angeles. Whether Darryl will actually get to coach Brett in a Kings jersey remains to be seen, as the younger Sutter is an energy guy who doesn’t score much even at the AHL level. In Sabourin, Minnesota (or, more accurately, AHL Iowa) gets a big dude who can fight, but also one who has spent some games in the ECHL this season. –Ryan Kennedy
TO ANAHEIM: RW Jamie McGinn
TO BUFFALO: Conditional 3rd round pick
THN’s Take: This was a nice all-around trade for both teams involved. The Ducks are a “heavy” team that just got heavier with McGinn, a hard-working two-way player who can also chip in on the offensive end. Considering how good Anaheim’s forward corps was already, this is the icing on the cake for a team that has been on fire lately and trending in the right way with the post-season on the horizon. For Buffalo, the return on McGinn was nice. He’s an unrestricted free agent this summer and although it was a nice fit for both the Sabres franchise and the player, who knows what would have happened when the open market called? Instead, the Sabres get a high-ish pick to add to their already-stacked arsenal of selections in the next two drafts. The condition on the pick is that the third becomes a second if Anaheim wins two playoff rounds and McGinn suits up for half those games. That’s definitely plausible. It’s going to be a fun time for Sabres brass, especially since Buffalo hosts the draft this summer. –Ryan Kennedy