Trade Deadline Recap 2014

Steve Dangle
March 05 2014 05:13PM

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The 2014 NHL Trade Deadline was the most action-packed in years! 

Who won? Who lost? Who did absolutely nothing? Check it out.


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#51 Ryan2
March 06 2014, 11:48AM
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kgo wrote:

"Except" for the fact that Ebs has a 30 goal season and soon to be 3 20 goal season in his first 4 years....Hemsky has never broken 23 goals, and only broke 20 twice....

Oh did i mention HEMSKY SMoKES CIGS!!!

Take away Taylor Hall from his line and how much does Ebs produce?

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#52 Rod from Viking
March 06 2014, 01:07PM
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Ryan2 wrote:

It was a bad deal. Back-up tenders like Fasth can be signed in the off-season for cheap without costing and draft picks. If MacT is sold on Scrivens, they should ride him for the final 20 games and just bring up a tender from the farm as a back up. Why waste draft picks on a 30+ year old tender with limited starting experience?

I have no problem with this deal, going from 20 games a year to 60+ is a big change, I really like what I have seen with Scrivins but the jury is still out. It sounds like Fasth could possibly be a #1 as well and if one plays 50+ and the other plays 30that might be the best scenario for next year, after that Fasth is a free agent and then everyone will know where the goal tending is at. I think it was be best to have the goal tending looked after for next year so the concentration can be the other needs which is mostly defense.

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#53 Bonvie
March 06 2014, 08:40PM
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Johnnydapunk wrote:

5.2 million in salary for 2 pretty decent goalies is on par with what most teams pay, actually on the low end of the scale.

Goaltending was a problem with the Oil, but the problem was more the terrible defence and there isn't any goalie that will make up for the defence. The focus can be now on defence and it looks like MacT made some space in with trading Nick Schultz and Potter getting picked up on waivers.

Hopefully the summer will be when MacT addresses those needs. He seems to be doing alright at slowly fixing the many many things that were wrong with the Oil.

Tell that Colorado's GM.

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#54 Ryan2
March 06 2014, 11:30PM
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Rod from Viking wrote:

I have no problem with this deal, going from 20 games a year to 60+ is a big change, I really like what I have seen with Scrivins but the jury is still out. It sounds like Fasth could possibly be a #1 as well and if one plays 50+ and the other plays 30that might be the best scenario for next year, after that Fasth is a free agent and then everyone will know where the goal tending is at. I think it was be best to have the goal tending looked after for next year so the concentration can be the other needs which is mostly defense.

I have no problem adding a tender like Fasth, but an unproven 30+ year old tender with less than 40 starts is someone you sign as a UFA in the summer, not trade picks for at the deadline. MacT could have used the pick in a package for a serviceable NHL d-man instead which would have been more useful for the team.

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#55 Ryan2
March 06 2014, 11:33PM
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Johnnydapunk wrote:

5.2 million in salary for 2 pretty decent goalies is on par with what most teams pay, actually on the low end of the scale.

Goaltending was a problem with the Oil, but the problem was more the terrible defence and there isn't any goalie that will make up for the defence. The focus can be now on defence and it looks like MacT made some space in with trading Nick Schultz and Potter getting picked up on waivers.

Hopefully the summer will be when MacT addresses those needs. He seems to be doing alright at slowly fixing the many many things that were wrong with the Oil.

I have no problem adding a tender like Fasth to the team, but those type of goalies can be had for the same price tag during the off-season without costing you two draft picks. If 2015 is as deep a draft as they are predicting it could be, then that 3rd rounder will have decent value.

Alternatively, MacT could have used that pick in a package for a real NHL d-man during the summer instead of a back-up goalie. Which one would be more valuable for the team?

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