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It's been two days since the NHL Trade Deadline, which has given us some time to digest the moves that were made and get a better idea of which teams improved their playoff chances.
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When the NHL announced its realignment plan nearly a year ago, Columbus Blue Jackets president John Davidson was quoted on NHL.com as saying: Geographically, a lot of the NHL's realignment made sense, but when it came to the new playoff format, not only did it not appear make common sense, it hardly made any sense at all.
Former Detroit Red Wing Nicklas Lidstrom waves to the crowd during the retirement ceremony for his No.
Lidstrom was honored Thursday night before Detroit hosted the Colorado Avalanche.
Yesterday, the Toronto Maple Leafs let the NHL Trade Deadline come and go without making a deal.
In the absence of David Legwand , the Nashville Predators ' management has turned their eyes to Colin Wilson as if to say, "time to show us what you've really got."
A CARJACKING IN THE DRUG STORE PARKING LOT. A FORMER MEMBER OF THE RED WINGS WILL BE HONORED TONIGHT.
The NHL trade deadline came and went, with much fanfare. Although, to be fair, it always has a great deal of fanfare, but rarely does the deadline itself ever live up to the expectations, rumors, and wild speculations.
General manager Doug Armstrong paid a heavy price, giving up Jaroslav Halak, Chris Stewart, a prospect, a first-round pick in 2015, and third-round pick in 2014 that could become a first-rounder.
St. Louis Blues goalie Ryan Miller sweeps away the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Tuesday, March 4, 2014 in St. Louis.
Marian Gaborik will join his fourth NHL club and head back to the Western Conference.
The NHL trade deadline is at 3 p.m. ET today, and the USA TODAY Sports hockey desk will provide updates and analysis throughout the day.
While the level heads of the game did the math and predicted a quiet trade deadline because so many playoff and Stanley Cup contenders lack space under the salary cap, the general manager of the St. Louis Blues played a little game of "What if?" with his finances.
Artem Anisimov scored twice, including a late insurance goal, as the Columbus Blue Jackets held off a third-period Dallas rally for a 4-2 win over the Stars.
New Jersey Devils center Adam Henrique slips the puck past Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard for a goal during the1st period of the Devils 4-3 win.
The Phoenix Coyotes acquired forwards Martin Erat and John Mitchell from the Washington Capitals Tuesday in exchange for forward Chris Brown, defenseman Rostislav Klesla and a fourth-round pick in the 2015 draft.