The NHL trade deadline is here.
After weeks of speculation, we’ll finally get to see whether many of the rumored deals that have been reported will come to fruition. Some teams have already declared themselves sellers ahead of Monday’s 3 p.m. ET deadline, but others will join in as the reality of an unrealistic playoff run sets in.
There have already been some notable deals in the weeks leading up to the annual deadline frenzy — including the Maple Leafs’ acquisition of Kyle Clifford and Jack Campbell from the Kings, and Brenden Dillon switching coasts to join the Capitals — but there will surely be more as teams jostle for positioning both on and off the ice ahead of a hopeful run to the Stanley Cup.
NHL TRADE TRACKER
Full list of every deal completed before the 2020 deadline
Stick with us throughout Monday’s proceedings as we bring you live updates, grades and analysis of each deal as it happens.
2020 NHL trade rumors: Live grades, news updates on 2020 trade deadline day
(All times Eastern)
11:45 a.m. — ?
11:37 a.m. — They’re coming fast and furious now.
11:34 a.m. — Some depth moving both ways.
TRADE: Leafs bring Rosen home
The Michael Hutchinson era is mercifully over in Toronto. Hutchinson gets away from the intense spotlight that follows the Leafs everywhere, and Toronto brings a familiar face back into the fold. This works out for all parties, even if neither player is going to have a big impact on their new teams.
11:25 a.m. — Here are the details on the Kreider extension, which feels like a deadline day move on its own even though he’s not changing teams.
11:13 a.m. — The top candidate to move today seems to now be off limits.
TRADE: Marleau’s quest for Stanley brings him to Pittsburgh
This is obviously a short-term move for the Penguins, who add even more experience to an already veteran group. Marleau isn’t what he was even two years ago, but he’s still got enough to add to the bottom-6 of a Stanley Cup contender. The only question is where exactly does he fit?
11:00 a.m. — One of the league’s elder statesmen looks to be making a big move.
10:54 a.m. — Thompson is confirmed (but not yet official), with more details.
10:42 a.m. — Philly looking to get in on today’s action.
10:24 a.m. — The Hurricanes are eager to shore up their blue ilne.
TRADE: Carolina pays big-time for Trocheck
That’s quite the Haul-a for the Panthers.
In all seriousness, the Hurricanes gave up a lot for Trocheck on the surface, but they’re getting back a player who put up 75 point two seasons ago and still has two more years left on his current contract.
TRADE: Pageau heads to the Islanders, Sens receive haul of picks
Ottawa isn’t wasting any time this morning, and continues to stockpile assets. The Isles get a player having a career year and ready to contribute in the top-6 immediately.
GRADES: Senators stockpile draft picks by sending Pageau to Islanders
9:46 a.m. — Looks like one of the bigger names is coming off the board early.
Here are the early-morning deals that kicked off deadline day.
TRADE: Ottawa begins to unload, Avs the first recipient
The Senators are firm sellers, and they’ll spend the rest of the day trying to maximize their return. For the Avs, getting a proven winger for a fourth-round pick is good business.
TRADE: Green heads west
Mike Green is having a down year, but then so is everyone on the Red Wings. The experienced RHD boosts Edmonton’s overall depth and adds some offensive thrust to the rearguard. For Detroit,, who retains 50 percent of Green’s $2,687,500 cap hit, this is all about adding assets to an oncoming rebuild.
Of course, the trades didn’t begin on Monday morning. Let’s recap some of the more notale deals that took place prior to deadline day:
TRADE: Capitals add offensive threat from Canadiens (Feb. 23)
As SN’s Sam Jarden writes, “[t]he fact that Washington managed to squeeze in another offensive threat for a playoff run while staying under the cap, can only be a good thing.”
For the Canadiens, “it’s another trade to stockpile draft picks after a disappointing season thus far.”
TRADE: Capitals add defensive depth as Sharks begin anew (Feb. 18)
As SN’s Sam Ficcaro writes, “Dillon should fit in seamlessly with Washington as he’ll likely get paired with Carlson on the top pairing.”
Additionally, “it feels San Jose could have gotten more from the Capitals or another trade partner. Yes, Dillon is a pending unrestricted free agent but he has a relatively low AAV of $3.27 million and was considered one of the best defensemen available on the market.”
TRADE: Canucks pay hefty price for offensive threat (Feb. 17)
As SN’s Sam Ficcaro writes, the Canucks “made a win-now move acquiring Toffoli who immediately becomes its best winger with Brock Boeser out for three weeks.”
However, “Toffoli is a pending unrestricted free agent and the Canucks are going to have a tough time re-signing him. “
TRADE: Lightning gain depth, Devils add top prospect (Feb. 15)
As SN’s Steve Kournianos writes, “the Bolts obviously are in win-now mode and need to erase the pain of last year’s disastrous postseason. Unless Tampa Bay wins the Stanley Cup, the trading of essentially two first-round picks for a winger who’ll be lucky to play more than 10-12 minutes a game at 5v5 is hard to justify — regardless of Coleman’s shot proclivity or how well their AHL prospects are progressing.”
TRADE: Penguins gamble big on Jason Zucker; Wild get solid return (Feb. 11)
As wrote at the time, “getting a player like Zucker comes with a cost, and the Penguins paid a big one. Galchenyuk is having a down year but is still just 25 and can easily turn it around in a new environment, while Addison is seen as a gifted defensive prospect. And then there’s the first-rounder in the upcoming draft, which could turn into another blue-chipper.”
However, the “looks like it could be one of the rare ones that works out for both sides.”
TRADE: Kyle Clifford and Jack Campbell dealt from Kings to Maple Leafs (Feb. 5)
As SN’s Jackie Spiegel writes, the “Maple Leafs got their [much-needed] backup goalie in Campbell … As for Clifford, he’ll be a bottom-six forward but will add a desperately needed gritty, tough, physical element.”
For the Kings, they shed some salary and added assets as the full rebuild is on.
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