GRADING THE FLURRY OF RECENT NHL TRADES

2024-03-08 · 2 min read · NHL/Hockey
Casey Mittlestadt and Noah Hanfin

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Byram/Mittlestadt trade
  • In easily the most surprising deal of the week (so far) the Sabres sent forward Casey Mitttelstadt to the Colorado Avalanche for Bowen Byram. The two players are 25 and 22 respectively, Mittlestadt was rumoured to be on the block despite a recent denial by the Buffalo gm.
Grades
Both teams are going get a B+ here as this is a fun and smart move especially with the Avs sending Ryan Johansen to the Coyotes for Sean Walker on the same day easy to see why both teams did this. Two players with similar potential but each fits a need on the other team
Tarasenko trade
  • Vladamir Tarasenko is headed to south beach for a conditional 2024 4th rounder and a 2025 3rd rounder. Tarasenko signed a one year 5 million dollar deal with the Senators the past summer and is a UFA at the end of the season; the Sens will retain 50% of his salary. The 32-year-old Russian has 17 goals and 41 points in 57 games this season.
Grades
Florida = B - added a proven scorer in the midst of a productive season to an already potent offense (Florida has seven double digit goal scorers so far this season)
Ottawa = A - listen he was on a one year deal and Ottawa is in the cellar, plus the return is pretty nice for a 32 year old rental
Henrique trade
  • The Edmonton Oilers are picking up Adam Henrique (and Sam Carrick) from the Anaheim Ducks for a 2024 first round pick and a conditional 2025 fifth rounder. Henrique is a versatile and two way centre who is strong in the faceoff circle. The 34 year old has 18 goals and 42 points in 60 games this season. The 32-year-old Carrick is on an expiring deal and has 11 points in 63 games this season. Tampa is technically also in this deal as they are taking on some of Henrique salary for a conditional 4th round pick in 2025
Grades
Edmonton - B- -Edmonton has some great entre depth now which is extra improtant in the playoffs but given the age, contract status and upside of the two guys they got here hard to call it a home run, plus Henrique hveing his best season in years at age 34 feels unsustainable
Anaheim -A - they got a first round pick for a player 34 year old rental and a throw in whats not to like
Hanifin trade
  • The Flames have sent Noah Hanifin to the Vegas Golden Knights in a three-way deal that included the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday. Calgary received a first-round pick in the 2025 NHL Draft, defenseman Daniil Miromano and a conditional third-round pick in the 2025 draft from Vegas; the Flames will retain 50 percent of Hanifin's salary. If Vegas wins a round in the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the third-round pick becomes a second-round pick. The Flyers received the Golden Knights' fifth-round pick in the 2024 NHL Draft. Hanifin is in the final season of a six-year, $29.7 million contract ($4.95 million average annual value) and is a UFA after this season. This trade comes one day after Vegas acquired forward Anthony Mantha from the Washington Capitals for a second-round pick in the 2024 NHL Draft and a fourth-round pick in the 2026 NHL Draft. Miromanov has no points in four games this season and seven points (two goals, five assists) in 29 NHL regular-season games, all with the Golden Knights. He is in the final season of a two-year, $1.525 million contract. The 27-year-old defenseman has 35 points (11 goals, 24 assists) in 61 games this season.
Grades
Calgary =B+ - Calgary got about the compensation you would expect and are clearly retooling if not rebuilding
Vegas =A - Awesome deal for Vegas as the pick up the top blueliner on the market and a 27 year old who could be part of the defensive core for years to come
Edmundson trade (Cade webber)
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs picked up Joel Edmundson from the Washington Capitals on Thursday. Washington received a third-round pick in the 2024 NHL Draft, and a fifth-round pick in the 2025 NHL Draft. The Capitals will retain 50 percent of Edmundson's salary. Edmundson is in the final season of a four-year contract he signed with the Montreal Canadiens on Sept. 16, 2020, and can become an unrestricted free agent after the season. The 30-year-old defenseman has six points (one goal, five assists) in 44 games this season. The Leafs also picked up 6’7 defensive prospect Cade Webber from the Carolina Hurricanes for a 6th rounder
Grades
Toronto =C+ - Edmunson is a solid pickup and the price is fine but this doesn't seem like it will move the needle on Leafs back end
Washington =B - The Caps seem to have decided they are looking to next year and I don't blame em
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