Mike Weaver from Florida to Montreal for a 2015 5th Round Pick - A worthwhile risk for Montreal who recently dealt Raphael Diaz off of its blueline. Weaver is a steady veteran who will bring poise and some physicality. The Panthers add another pick. Expect more of this from Florida.
Ilya Bryzgalov from Edmonton to Minnesota for a 2014 4th Round Pick - I'm confused by Minnesota on this one. It's a cheap gamble, but if you really want to make a push, is Bryz your guy? Maybe Harding is closer to returning than we know. Edmonton does alright by picking up the mid round pick.
Patrick Mullen from Ottawa to Vancouver for Jeff Costello - A minor move here that brings depth to each teams minor affiliates.
Dustin Penner from Anaheim to Washington for a 2014 4th Round Pick - Penner will bring winning experience to Washington and will end up replacing Martin Erat. The Ducks start to accumulate picks.
Viktor Fasth from Anaheim to Edmonton for a 2014 5th Round Pick and a 2015 3rd Round Pick - I love this deal for both teams. The Ducks are built to win right now. Adding picks over the next two years is a great idea. For Edmonton it's low risk, high reward. Fasth and Scrivens can be a solid 1-2 punch.
Stephane Robidas from Anaheim to Dallas for a 2014 Conditional 4th Round Pick - Another great move for Anaheim adding a veteran on defense to help lead Hampus Lindholm and Cam Fowler. A 4th Rounder is well worth the price.
Andrew MacDonald from the Islanders to Philadelphia for a 2014 3rd Round Pick, a 2015 2nd Round Pick and Matt Mangene - The key here for the Islanders is obviously the picks. Mangene has six points in 51 games with the AHL Phantoms this season. MacDonald was likely walking anyway. Snow had to get something in return.
David Rundblad and Mathieu Brisebois from Phoenix to Chicago for a 2014 2nd Round Pick - Rundblad finds himself on his fourth NHL team, but I believe he is capable of being an everyday NHLer. He'll have some great players to learn from in this organization. Brisebois has shown a lot of offensive prowess in the Q. Phoenix gets a late 2nd Rounder. Not bad for two guys not on their current NHL roster. I think this move may be a part of something bigger for Chicago.
Roberto Luongo and Steven Anthony from Vancouver to Florida for Jacob Markstrom and Shawn Matthias - It's so great to know Luuuu is going to get a fair shake in Florida and return home. He may never get his name on the Cup, but in a way, this feels like a huge win for him to be away from Gillis and the gang. The Canucks continue to muddy their crease - if Markstrom finds his way, another goaltending battle will ensue. That's typically a good thing, but 'Nucks fans could use a break. Good luck, Vancouver.
Martin Erat and John Mitchell from Washington to Phoenix for Rostislav Klesla, Chris Brown and a 2015 4th Round Pick - I like this move for the Caps. They drop the Erat contract and add Chris Brown. Brown, a big youngster (23 years old) has shown he can score in the AHL. Can he bring it to the NHL? He's worth keeping an eye on.