The playoff rosters are finally set in stone. No more trades, no more signings, nothing at all to do but wait for the Stanley cup finals. A lot of names were moved around for some teams, but for others it was a generally quiet trade deadline.
Some of the noteable trades go as follows,
The Tampa Bay Lightning swung a deal with the Dallas Stars and parted ways with Brad Richards and Johan Holmqvist in exchange for Mike Smith, Jussi Jokinen, Jeff Halpern and a 4th Round pick in 2009.
Montreal made the highest profile trade by sending goaltender Cristobal Huet off to the Washington Capitals for a second-round draft pick in 2009.
"The most interesting trade of the day was Marian Hossa to the Penguins. They went from a team that was rebuilding to a team that is contending for the Stanley Cup," said Miller.
And various other acquirements such as Adam Foote and Peter Foresburg to the Colorado Avalanche once again. It was an eventful day for the NHL, and with some of the big names floating around, it should make for an interesting post season.
In other hockey news, Ottawa Senators Head Coach John Paddock earlier this week. This was partially due to the teams 2 game no scoring streak, which them transformed to a 3 game losing streak. They have been in terrible shape ever since their humiliating defeat last year in the post season at the hands of the mighty ducks.
The General Manager and former head coach has re-taken his old position behind the Senators bench. This should make for an interesting Post-Season for the Eastern conference team.
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