Analysis: Depth add at d for St Louis, who are now in the contender conversation. Insurance for a playoff run for a minimal cost…nice addition.
Acquire F Marcus Johannson from in exchange for 2019 2nd round pick and 2020 4th round pick.
Analysis: Decent haul by the Devils for a player who has been inconsistent and injury prone. Bruins get a forward that is highly effective when he is in the lineup.
Acquire F Wayne Simmons from in exchange for F Ryan Hartman and a 2020 4th round draft pick that turns into a 3rd should Nashville win a playoff round.
Analysis: Simmons add some sandpaper and greater scoring touch to a very deep Nashville team. Ryan Hartman plays a Flyers type game, living right on the edge. He will be a fan favorite immediately in Philly.
Analysis: This is less than most expected for Stone, but it is a fair return for sure. Brannstrom is a top prospect with 28 points in 41 games in the AHL. Great grab by Vegas and they don’t spend any of their own picks as the 2nd rounder is Dallas’.
Analysis: Nashville wins this trade Granlund was very underrated in Minnesota. He has 49 points in 63 games this year. The Wild do add some balance with Fiala, who has 32 points of his own this season.