It was an unusally quiet deadline in the HFNHL with only 7 offical trades completed between 8 teams. Maybe it was the mid week deadline or alot of pre-deadline movement but whatever the reason not alot of action. So let's re-cap what went down on deadline day...
To the BLUES: John Erksine
To the HURRICANES: STL 5 2014
Low cost to acquirre for the Blues adding a solid defensive Dman for the post season run and the Canes get something for the pending UFA.
To the AVALANCHE: Andrei Markov
To the HURRICANES: COL 3 2015
With no shortage on funds the Avalanche could afford to "make it rain" and went out and got a talented veteran rearguard to help keep the wins coming. Canes bank another pick for a player with an expiring contract.
To the DEVILS: Torrey Mitchell and CBJ 5 2015
To the PENGUINS: Taylor Pyatt, NJ 3 2015 and $400,000
New Jersey had been looking for a top line forward but didn't find the right deal so instead decided to sure up the PK unit and bottom 6 versatility. The Pens add some bank and early pick to their assets.
To the KINGS: Andrew Ference
To the PENS: LAK 7 2014
The Penguins move out a veteran Dman to the contending Kings for a modest pick.
Kings add a bottom pairing dman to round out a solid top 6.
To the AVALANCHE: Chris Phillips and PHX 5 2014
To the COYOTES: CBJ 3 2015 AND $500,000
Chris Phillips is racking up the airmiles this season as he heads to his 4th team and 3rd in the past few days. The Avalanche defensive corps just got stronger! The Coyotes net gain from acquirring and trading Phillips is a $1,000,000. Not bad for owning a player for a day.
To the SHARKS: Devante Smith-Pelly
To the HURRICANES: Mathieu Perreault and ANA 4 2015
Smith-Pelly will need to become a regular contributor in the NHL for the Sharks in the next couple years as Perreault has been playing good offensive hockey when cracking the lineup the last few years. Canes grab a mid round pick and the smallish center for the power forward prospect.
To the BLUES: Martin Erat
To the COYOTES: Vaclav Prospal and $500,000
Blues get younger and better for a meer 500k as Prospal has retired and will no longer be an HFNHLer next year. The bank is growing in Phoenix!!!
Well thats the skinny on the days dealings, some powerhouses got better if thats possible and some out of the racers maximized current assets.
Until the Off season the waivers are where the action will be!!
Last edited by SenatorsGM: 03-06-2014 at 08:38 PM.
Pretty happy with our moves. I'm starting to think I should go back to not submitting lines. I keep losing when I do!
We had the intention to keep Phillips but losing two straight with all three teams ahead of us winning took a blow to our battle. We still hope to make the playoffs but will try to do it with youth plus Brodeur. Erat will be missed, but Prospal isn't that much of a down grade and was worth the little bit of extra cash.
I just hope that Markov and Phillips have a better impact on the team than adding Rob Scuderi had 2 years ago. Scuderi didn't play big minutes and he was a scratch a lot. I'm not saying it was all him, but I had gone 29-12-3 to start the season and from around the time of adding Scuderi I went 12-21-5 and finished the season outside the playoffs.