Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 2/28/12
In the wake of the supposed most exciting day in the hockey season, outside of the playoffs of course, the NHL trade deadline was in a word, dead. Only 15 moves were made involving 31 players and 11 draft picks. It wasn’t until after the deadline had passed that an exciting and unpredictable trade happened, which leads me into examining the winners and losers of yesterday’s deadline. NHL Trade Deadline Winners Today’s biggest winners……..(Drum roll Please)………..were the Vancouver Canucks. Winner: Vancouver Canucks The Nucks were lacking one thing last season when they faced off against the Bruins in the Stanley Cup Final, and that something was toughness. They helped to solve that problem yesterday by making a trade for power-forward Zack Kassian, arguably one of the toughest young player out there, who also has offensive upside. By Michael Miller via Wikimedia Commons Kassian has seven points (3G, 4A) with the Sabres this season in 27 games, but he was playing on the 3rd or 4th line,
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