Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Trading Post 2012-13

The trade, it can change a players career for good and sometimes for the bad. An opportunity for a fresh start for some players, or just one final indication that their days in the pros may soon be coming to an end.

Perhaps like few seasons in recent years, this years abbreviated schedule will find General Managers a little more fidgety than usual, with a short dash towards playoff positions, the opportunity to add on to a lineup for some, may find many GM's in a particularly trading frame of mind this season.

For the General Manager it provides the opportunity to improve a team heading towards a playoff spot or fill in some gaps that suddenly become urgent due to injuries. For teams that are going nowhere fast, the trade can line up future prospects or remove burdensome contracts in preparation for a better tomorrow.

We track the deals as they come to pass during this 2012-13 season, providing some background for the names that now trot off to the Post Office for change of address cards.

April 3-- Anaheim/Minnesota-- The Wild pick up some insurance in the nets with a trade that brings Jeff Deslauriers to Minnesota, the Ducks receive future considerations in exchange (NHL Trade Alert)

April 3-- Nashville/Washington -- The Predators send Martin Erat and Michael Latta to the Washington Capitals in exchange for Fiillip Forsberg (NHL Trade Alert)

April 3-- Anaheim/Phoenix-- The Coyotes continue to clear the decks, sending Matthew Lombardi to Anaheim in exchange for Brandon McMillan (NHL Trade Alert)

April 3-- New Jersey/Phoenix-- The Devils bring back Steve Sullivan for another tour of the swamps, sending a seventh round pick to the Coyotes (NHL Trade Alert)

April 3-- St. Louis/Boston-- Wade Redden changes a uniform once again, heading to Boston to join the Bruins, reunited with Zdeno Chara and Peter Chiarelli (NHL Trade Alert)

April 3-- Toronto/Colorado -- The Leafs and Avalanche make a trade, Ryan O'Byrne heads for Toronto in exchange for a fourth round pick (NHL Trade Alert)

April 3-- San Jose/Phoenix-- San Jose picks up some of the toughness they lost when they traded Ryan Clowe, as they grab Raffi Torres from the Coyotes, Phoenix or wherever they may end up next year receives a third round draft pick (NHL Trade Alert)

April 3-- Calgary/Columbus-- The Flames pick up a fifth round draft pick, sending Blake Comeau to the Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL Trade Alert)

April 3-- Buffalo/Minnesota-- The Sabres continue to move players, sending Jason Pominville to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for Johan Larson and Matt Hackett (NHL Trade Alert)

April 3-- Columbus/New York Rangers-- The Blue Jackets pick up Marion Gabork, sending a draft pick and Derek Brossard to the Rangers (NHL Trade Alert)

April 3-- Columbus/Philadelphia -- The Blue Jackets send Steve Mason to the Philadelphia Flyers (NHL Trade Alert)

April 3-- Ottawa/Tampa Bay -- The Senators make a deal with Tampa Bay sending Ben Bishop off to Florida (NHL Trade Alert)

April 3-- Pittsburgh/Carolina -- The Penguins pick up some help to tide over the Crosby convalesence, with Jussi Jokinen making his way (after Mrs. Jokinen delivers the baby) to the Penguins, the Hurricanes get a 7th round pick in the deal and turn over diaper duty to the Penguins (NHL Trade Alert)

April 3-- San Jose/Nashville -- The Sharks reacquire Scott Hannan, sending a 7th round conditional pick to Nashville in return (NHL Trade Alert)

April 3-- Edmonton/Florida-- Edmonton picks up Jerred Smithson from the Panthers, sending a fourth round pick off to Florida (NHL Trade Alert)

April 3-- Boston/Chicago-- Minor leaguers change up some uniforms as Maxime Sauve heads for Chicago for Rob Flick who joins the Bruins (NHL Trade Alert)

April 2-- Tampa Bay/Chicago-- Tampa Bay picks up Phillipe Paradis from the Blackhawks, in return the Hawks acquire the rights to Kirill Gotovets (NHL Trade Alert)

April 2-- New York Rangers/ San Jose -- The Sharks made the much anticipated shipment of Ryan Clowe, sending the physical left winger eastbound as it turns out, Broadway bound, in exchange the Rangers send the Sharks a 2nd round pick in the 2013 draft, a 3rd round pick in the 2013 draft and a conditional 2nd round pick in the 2014 draft (NHL Trade Alert)

April 2-- Colorado/Dallas -- Tomas Vincour is Colorado bound, after the Stars traded him to the Avalanche in exchange for Cameron Gaunce. (NHL Trade Alert)

April 2-- Montreal/Los Angeles -- Montreal picks up Davis Fewiskie from the Kings in exchange fro an fifth round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft (NHL Trade Alert)

April 2 -- Boston/Dallas -- Jaromir Jagr is on the move again, the consolation prize it seems for Bruins fans who watched Jarome Iginla head for Pittsburgh over Beantown. The Stars picked up a conditional second round pick in the 2013 draft as well as a pair of prospects, Lane McDermid and Cody Payne. (NHL Trade Alert)

April 2-- Edmonton/Washington -- Edmonton picks up defenseman Garret Stafford from the Capitals in exchange for Dane Byers (NHL Trade Alert)

April 2-- Vancouver/Dallas -- The Stars continued to move some of their assets, sending veteran Derek Roy off to Vancouver, receiving a second round pick in the 2013 draft and a prospect defenseman Kevin Connauton (NHL Trade Alert)

April 2-- Carolina/ Tampa Bay -- The Hurricanes pick up defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron from the Lighting, sending Adam Hall and Carolina's seventh round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft (NHL Trade Alert)

April 2-- Washington/Phoenix -- Minor league players change address cards on Tuesday, as the Capitals sent Matthew Clackson to Phoenix for forward Joel Rechlicz (NHL Trade Alert)

April 1-- Buffalo/Los Angeles-- The Sabres continue with their next year plan, sending Robyn Regehr to the Kings, picking up two second round draft picks from the Kings, one for 2014, the other in 2015. The trade is contingent on Regehr passing a medical for the Kings (NHL Trade Alert)

April 1 -- Calgary/St. Louis-- Calgary continues with the clearance sale, this time sending defenceman Jay Bouwmeester to the St. Louis Blues, on the way to Alberta, the Blues first round pick in the 2013 draft, minor league defenceman Mark Cundari and goaltender Reto Berra, currently whiling away the hockey hours in Switzerland (NHL Trade Alert)

April 1-- Chicago/San Jose-- Chicago picks up some depth for an already impressive lineup, securing Michal Handzus from San Jose, sending a fourth round pick in the 2013 draft in return. (NHL Trade Alert)

April 1-- Anaheim/Philadelphia-- The Ducks and Flyers exchange forwards, with Anaheim picking up Harry Zolnierczyk in exchange for Jay Rosehill (NHL Trade Alert)

March 30-- St. Louis/Buffalo-- St. Louis isn't waiting for the trade deadline to try and shore up their lineup, swinging a deal with Buffalo on Saturday which sees Jordan Leopold from Buffalo in exchange for  a second round and conditional fifth round pick in the 2013 draft, the conditional pick moves up to number four should the Blues win a playoff round, if they make the playoffs (NHL Trade Alert)

March 30-- Philadelphia/Detroit -- The Flyers continue to try to rebuild their lineup picking up Kent Huskins from the Red Wings in exchange for a conditional seventh round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft (NHL Trade Alert)

March 29-- Phoenix/Edmonton-- The Coyotes and Oilers swap a pair of junior prospects with Tobias Rieder moving to the Coyotes list, while Kale Kessy gets inked with the Oilers (NHL Trade Alert)

March 27-- Calgary/Pittsburgh -- The Flames send the face of their franchise, Jarome Iginla, off to Pittsburgh, receiving the Pens first round pick in 2013 as well as the rights to a pair of unsigned draft choices Kenneth Agostino and Ben Hanowski. (NHL Trade Alert)

March 25-- Pittsburgh/San Jose-- Pittsburgh adds to their depth on Defense with the addition of Douglas Murray from the San Jose Sharks, the cost of the defenseman was second round pick in the 2013 and 2014 drafts. (NHL Trade Alert)

March 24-- Pittsburgh/Dallas -- Pittsburgh adds some more experience to the lineup as the Stars send captain Brenden Morrow to the Penguins in exchange for defenceman Joseph Morrow and a 2013 fifth round pick. Pittsburgh also receives third round pick in the 2013 as part of the deal (NHL Trade Alert)

March 22 -- New Jersey/St. Louis -- New Jersey adds a veteran to the line up picking up Matt D'Agostini from the Blues in exchange for a conditional draft pick in the 2015 NHL draft (NHL Trade Alert)

March 15-- Florida/Buffalo -- The Panthers pick up defenceman T. J. Brennan in a deal with Buffalo, sending a fifth round pick in the 2013 draft to the Sabres (NHL Trade Alert)

March 15-- Anaheim/Toronto -- The Anaheim Ducks make use of their new scout Brian Burke, swinging a deal with Burke's old team the Toronto Maple Leafs, with Center David Steckel moving to the Ducks in exchange for right winger Ryan Lasch and a seventh round draft pick in the 2014 NHL Draft (NHL Draft Alert)

March 14-- Toronto/Washington-- The Leafs acquire defenceman Kevin Marshall from the Washington Capitals, sending Nicolas Deschamps to DC in exchange (NHL Trade Alert)

March 14-- Washington/Minnesota-- The Capitals picked up a minor leaguer as they swing a deal with Minnesota that sees Chay Genoway move to the Washington organization, in exchange the Capitals sent the Wild a conditional pick in the seventh round of the 2014 draft (NHL Trade Alert)

March 12-- Ottawa/Minnesota-- The Senators pick up Matt Kassian from Minnesota sending a sixth round draft pick to the Wild in exchange (NHL Trade Alert)

March 12-- Philadelphia/Columbus-- Future considerations and a minor league player make up the Flyers/Blue Jackets transaction of the day, as Philadelphia sends Matthew Ford to Columbus in exchange for future considerations (NHL Trade Alert)

March 12-- Anaheim/Tampa Bay-- A pair of minor league forwards change organizations as the Anaheim Ducks pick up Kyle Wilson from the Tampa Bay Lightning, sending Dan Sexton to the Lightning organization (NHL Trade Alert)

March 10-- Columbus/Winnipeg-- The Blue Jackets have sent Tomas Kubalik to Winnipeg with the Jets sending forward Spencer Machacek to the Blue Jackets with his destination their AHL affiliate in Springfield (NHL Trade Alert)

March 4-- Toronto/Edmonton -- Mike Brown is moving west, the Leafs traded Brown to the Oilers for a fourth round pick in the 2014 draft (NHL Trade Alert)

February 28-- Calgary/Nashville-- Brian McGratton makes a return to the Calgary organization, as the Flames swing a deal with Nashville to bring the renowned scrapper back to the fold, in exchange the Flames send Joe Piskula to the Predators (NHL Trade Alert)

February 26-- Dallas/Montreal -- Michael Ryder is heading back to Montreal, the one time Canadien was packing for Quebec as the Stars and Canadiens closed a deal, with Erik Cole heading for Dallas apparently in a bid to clear up some cap space for the Habs. The move was the first major trade put together by new Montreal GM Marc Bergevin (NHL Trade Alert

February 26-- Los Angeles/Philadelphia -- It's reunion time in Philadelphia, as the Flyers bring Simon Gagne back from the west coast, the Flyers send a conditional draft picks to the Kings in exchange for the popular Gagne. (NHL Trade Alert)

February 25-- Calgary/Philadelphia -- The Flames and Flyers appear to be stocking the shelves of their respective farm clubs, as the Flames picked up the services of Mike Testwuide in exchange for Mitch Wahl, both players are expected to report to their new AHL teams. (NHL Trade Alert)

February 13-- New Jersey/ Winnipeg -- The New Jersey Devils re-acquire Alexei Ponikarovsky once again, picking up the forward from the Winnipeg Jets for a seventh round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft and a fourth round selection in 2014. (NHL Trade Alert)

February 13-- Winnipeg/Pittsburgh-- The Jets picked up Eric Tanardi from the Pittsburgh Penguins, sending a seventh round draft pick in 2013 NHL Draft in return to the Penguins (NHL Trade Alert)

February 8-- Los Angeles/Florida-- Keaton Ellerby is LA bound, as the Kings make their second trade in three days sending the fifth round pick obtained on Wednesday to Florida for Ellerby (NHL Trade Alert)

February 7-- Boston/NY Islanders-- The Bruins have moved their recalcitrant goaltender Tim Thomas, sending the suspended now former Boston Goaltender to the Islanders. Whether Thomas ever suits up for the Islanders however would seem to be something for the future to provide for us. For now the Islanders surrender a conditional second round pick in the 2014 or 2015 draft (NHL Trade Alert)

February 6-- New Jersey/Los Angeles-- Andrei Loktionov is leaving the California shores for the Jersey shore as the Devils and Kings make a trade with the Kings receiving fifth round pick in the 2008 draft in return (NHL Trade Alert)

January 24-- New York Rangers/Pittsburgh -- A minor league change of address as the Rangers pick up Benn Ferriero from the Pittsburgh Penguins, sending the Pens Chad Kolarik. (NHL Trade Alert)

January 21-- Chicago/Caglary-- Chicago adds some depth at Goaltender picking up Henrik Karlsson from the Flames, Calgary collects Chicago's seventh round draft pick in this year's entry draft. (NHL Trade Alert)

January 14-- Montreal/Florida -- The Habs and Panthers exchanged minor league defencemen with Brendon Nash heading for San Antonio in the Panthers system, while the Canadiens picked up Jason DeSantis, who heads for Hamilton. (NHL Trade Alert)

January 14-- Edmonton/Dallas -- The Oilers pick up defenseman Mark Fistric from the Dallas Stars, giving the Stars a third round pick in return (NHL Trade Alert)

January 13-- Philadelphia/Carolina --  the Flyers send minor leaguer Luke Pither to Carolina for goaltender Brian Boucher and prospect Mark Alt (NHL Trade Alert)

Trade Summary

April -- 27
March -- 16
February -- 9
January  -- 5

Most Active Traders

Anaheim-- 5
Boston-- 4
Buffalo-- 4
Calgary -- 6
Carolina -- 3
Chicago -- 4
Colorado -- 2
Columbus-- 5
Dallas-- 6
Detroit -- 1
Edmonton -- 5
Florida-- 4
Los Angeles-- 5
Minnesota -- 4
Montreal -- 3
Nashville -- 3
New Jersey-- 4
New York Islanders--1 
New York Rangers-- 3
Ottawa --2
Pittsburgh-- 6
Philadelphia -- 7
Phoenix -- 5
San Jose -- 5
St. Louis -- 4
Tampa Bay-- 4
Toronto -- 4
Vancouver -- 1
Washington -- 5
Winnipeg -- 3

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