The 2013 NHL trade deadline is officially in the books. While we all expected trades to be rather hard to come by due to the shortened season and the crowded playoff picture, we were treated to a wealth of activity not only in the days leading up to the deadline but on deadline day itself.
The dust is still settling on many transactions, but it's never too early to try and assess which teams won and lost the 2013 deadline.
Keep in mind that in numerous cases it's pretty difficult to assign a clear winner. Some teams helped themselves right now while others tried to build for the future. Still, though it may take years before we can truly analyze some of these trades which involved prospects or future draft picks, we can make an immediate assessment based on our gut instinct on how we think things will pan out.
Columbus Blue Jackets
You really shouldn't be surprised that we're leading off the winners section with the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Blue Jackets sh...