Hey everyone! Last year’s trade deadline post was a hit so I’m back updating all of the latest trades and providing instant analysis. Reid will also be giving his thoughts as well that I will add into this post with mine. An hour or so after the deadline, we will record a podcast that will go up Thursday morning recapping everything in more detail. Anyways, I’ll recap everything that happened on Monday and Tuesday now and starting around 10:30 AM later today, I will start updating this post as trades happen. As always, post any questions or comments in the section below or we will answer them. Let’s get to it!
Minnesota Wild trade F Teemu Pulkkinen to Arizona Coyotes for future considerations
Impact: None. Pulkkinen had a stretch of fantasy relevance for the Red Wings last season but it’s been a rough year for him. It’s a nice lotto ticket for the Coyotes to add but it doesn’t mean much to us now.
Tampa Bay Lightning trade F Brian Boyle to Toronto Maple Leafs for F Byron Froese, conditional second-round pick in 2017 Draft.
Impact: Boyle is a nice fit for the Maple Leafs lineup but he loses a ton of value from his time in Tampa. Boyle played on the fourth line on Tuesday night without power play time. If you owned him in 12-16 man leagues, I think you can safely cut him. Froese has failed to make an NHL impact in Toronto so look for him to stay in the AHL. Adam Erne was recalled after the trade. Erne, a former high second round pick, has had a strong season in Syracuse with 14+13 with 42 PIM in 39 games. I like his potential long term so this trade should help us get a better evaluation of where he’s currently at.
Dallas Stars trade D Jordie Benn to Montreal Canadiens for D Greg Pateryn, fourth-round pick in 2017 Draft
Impact: Dallas was afraid of losing Benn to Vegas according to GM Jim Nill so they shipped Benn to Montreal. Benn is a favorite in deep leagues for the big totals for hits and especially blocks. His minutes may take a slight down tick in Montreal but he should mostly be the same player there. Pateryn is a non-factor.
Vancouver Canucks trade F Alexandre Burrows to Ottawa Senators for F Jonathan Dahlen.
Impact: I love this trade for the Canucks. Dahlen is one of my favorite under-the-radar prospects. There’s a decent chance he ends up being a 60 point player down the line. For current leagues, Burrows’ value should stay the same in Ottawa. He’ll probably be on the third line receiving little power play time. It’s fine for deep leagues but not 12’er worthy. I also don’t get the rush of signing him to an extension. He’s an okay player but easily replaceable. I like to hate on Benning but this was his first of two great moves.
St. Louis Blues trade D Kevin Shattenkirk and G Pheonix Copley to Washington Capitals for 2017 first-round pick, conditional draft picks and forwards Zach Sanford and Brad Malone
Impact: What a move by Washington as they push for a Cup. Shattenkirk stepped right onto their first power play unit on Tuesday night and while he didn’t have a point, he did put four shots on goal. Look for him to get a boost, especially in the plus-minus department. It wouldn’t shock me one bit if he’s a top five defenseman the rest of the way. As I’ve talked about numerous times before, Alex Pietrangelo and Colton Parayko both get sizable boosts with Shattenkirk gone. On the other hand, John Carlson and Matt Niskanen both take slight hits. Copley is an AHL goalie with no fantasy impact. Sanford does have some nice potential and could be a nice piece for the Blues going forward. Malone is also an AHL’er.
Detroit Red Wings trade D Brendan Smith to New York Rangers for third-round pick in 2017 Draft, second-round pick in 2018 Draft
Impact: Little to none. Smith is a quality defenseman but he has little use in fantasy.
Carolina Hurricanes trade F Viktor Stalberg to Ottawa Senators for third-round pick in 2017 Draft
Impact: None. Stalberg is one of the players who leaves me wanting more from him. He’s a nice depth add but assuming he slots on Ottawa’s fourth line, he won’t have much opportunity to make a fantasy impact.
Dallas Stars trade D Johnny Oduya to Chicago Blackhawks for F Mark McNeill and conditional fourth-round draft pick in 2018 Draft
Impact: The real impact here isn’t on these players but others affected by this move. With Oduya and Jordie Benn gone, Esa Lindell has a first pairing role locked in. He hasn’t done much this season but with the increased minutes and power play time, he’s become fringe in 12’ers and worth owning in deeper leagues. I’m also hopeful this gets Julius Honka another recall so I can get another look at him. I’ve really liked what I’ve seen from him to this point. McNeill was one of my favorite prospects in his draft class but hasn’t put it together to this point. It’s a nice gamble for the Stars to take instead of adding more picks because McNeill has solid upside. He just turned 24 so odds are he won’t pan out but considering how poor Oduya has been, it’s a nice return.
Montreal Canadiens trade F David Desharnais to Edmonton Oilers for D Brandon Davidson
Impact: Probably none. Desharnais used to provide quality assists but his role has been limited this season in Montreal. I highly doubt that changes in Edmonton. In addition, he never shoots the puck so I’m not a fan. Davidson has 1 point in 28 games this season.
Vancouver Canucks trade F Jannik Hansen to San Jose Sharks for F Nikolay Goldobin, conditional fourth-round pick in 2017 Draft
Impact: Up in the air for now, potentially a lot later. Hansen is a great get for the Sharks as they look to get back to the Cup Finals. I could see him being anywhere from elite streamer to almost irrelevant in 12’ers depending on where he slots into the lineup. Goldobin is a super high upside prospect that should be owned in all leagues where you own minor league prospects. He’s looked great this season in the AHL with 15+26 in 45 games. Considering that the fourth round pick turns into a first if the Sharks win the Cup, Benning gets my approval again. It feels so strange to say that!
Detroit Red Wings trade F Steve Ott to Montreal Canadiens for sixth-round pick in the 2018 Draft
Impact: None. It’s depth for Montreal but Ott’s days of fantasy relevance are far in the past
Detroit Red Wings trade F Thomas Vanek to Florida Panthers for conditional third-round pick in the 2017 Draft and Dylan McIlrath
Impact: Great landing spot for Vanek who should step right onto the first power play and be the final piece of a loaded top 9. No matter what line he slots into, he should be owned in all 12’ers yet is available in 55% of leagues. I would go grab him now and see how things shake out. I’m honestly shocked that all it took was a third round pick to acquire Vanek. Apparently the prices for forwards are cheap and defensemen are through the roof. McIlrath, a former first round pick by the Rangers, has failed to stick in the league. Perhaps he will get a chance with the Red Wings, but his value would come in PIM and hits, not in the goal scoring department.
Los Angeles Kings trade F Dwight King to Montreal Canadiens for conditional fourth-round pick in the 2018 Draft.
Impact: Presumably little. King is a very nice depth player but I can’t see him getting power play time in Montreal or cracking the top six. His value stays the same as it was in Los Angeles for you guys in deep leagues.
Colorado Avalanche trade F Jarome Iginla to Los Angeles Kings for conditional fourth-round pick in the 2018 Draft.
Impact: The Kings apparently wanted to get older and slower. Iginla looks pretty shot this year but should receive ample opportunity in L.A. Hell, he’ll probably be in the top six on Anze Kopitar‘s wing. I’m fine with streaming Iginla to see how things shake out but I don’t have much hope for him turning things around.
Detroit Red Wings trade D Kyle Quincey to Columbus Blue Jackets for Dalton Prout
Impact: Quincey is simply a depth acquisition for the Blue Jackets. I expect him to be on the third pair getting no PP time so there won’t be much value here. Prout has no fantasy value outside of penalty minutes; I’m not sure he’ll even be in the NHL right now.
Montreal Canadiens trade Sven Andrighetto to Colorado Avalanche for Andreas Martinsen
Impact: Martinsen is a fourth liner who should provide some depth for Montreal. Andrighetto is an interesting add for the Avalanche. He was a streamer for a significant part of last season yet he didn’t stick on Montreal’s roster this season (27 GP). Andrighetto is over a point per game in the AHL and should get opportunity on a rebuilding Avalanche team. I expect him to slide right into the top six being useful in deep leagues with the possibility of being a streamer in 12’ers again. This move will go under the radar but I can see Andrighetto having some value.
Philadelphia Flyers trade Mark Streit to Tampa Bay Lightning for Valtteri Filppula, fourth-round pick in 2017 and a conditional seventh-round pick
Impact: Streit could go right into the top 4 for Tampa but at the least, he’ll be on the second power play unit. I think the switch in teams to a better PP unit (Streit wasn’t on PP1 in Philly, PP2 was poor) is enough to make it worth grabbing him in 12’ers. Again, defensemen is an ugly group and Streit has some upside now. The Lightning also get out of Filppula’s contract which is massive for them; he’s owed 5 million next season and the Lightning have some big contracts coming on the books. Filppula is solely an assists guy and that won’t change in Philly. It’s bottom end at best.
UPDATE: Tampa flipped Streit to the Penguins for a fourth-round pick in 2018. Pittsburgh is really hurting on the blue line right now so Streit should step onto their second power play unit. On one hand, this should help him quite a bit in terms of plus-minus. On the other, the second PP unit in Pittsburgh doesn’t play that much where it does in Tampa. I would still be willing to take the chance on him in Pittsburgh but I don’t think it’s quite as good as it could have been for Tampa.
New Jersey Devils trade P.A. Parenteau to Nashville Predators for a sixth-round pick in 2017
Impact: Parenteau has gone back and forth between streamer and waiver wire fodder this season. My assumption is that his role will diminish in comparison to what it was in New Jersey so I think this shifts him more a waiver guy and not a streamer. We’ll have to see where he slots into the lineup in the first couple games.
Ottawa Senators trade Curtis Lazar and Mike Kostka to Calgary Flames for Jyrki Jokipakka and a second-round pick in 2017.
Impact: Very little, if any. Lazar is a former first round pick who has plenty of talent but he has been miserable at the NHL level to this point. I’m not buying into a resurgence with the trade given that the Sens have 4 goals in almost 300 minutes of even strength that Lazar has been on the ice for (one point for him). That’s below enforcer level. The defensemen are irrelevant outside of Jokipakka’s awesome name.
Toronto Maple Leafs trade Frank Corrado to Pittsburgh Penguins for Eric Fehr, Steve Oleksy and a fourth-round pick in 2017
Impact: None. This is a salary dump by Pittsburgh to acquire Streit for Tampa (more on that shortly). Fehr could maybe make their fourth line but it’s not enough to matter in fantasy.
Dallas Stars trade F Lauri Korpikoski to Columbus Blue Jackets for D Dillon Heatherington
Impact: None. Korpedo is a nice fourth liner but it doesn’t do anything for fantasy. Heatherington is a former second round pick but he’s a stay at home defenseman type.
Winnipeg Jets trade F Drew Stafford to Boston Bruins for conditional sixth-round pick in 2017.
Impact: Up in the air. Stafford is the type of guy who goes on massive hot streaks from time to time and then disappears for weeks on end. Could he have a hot streak in Boston? Definitely. He could also get two points in twenty games. Let’s see who Stafford plays with before deciding on the impact here.
That looks to be everything for now. As always, feel free to ask any questions or comments below. We will have a podcast go up Thursday morning providing more details on all of these trades.