Tell me what happened yesterday that surprised more than one person, including me. Many in the National Hockey League did not back down from the action, simply to block the roster.
Well, the general managers of the NHL proved us wrong by going into several deals yesterday. Most were well announced after the 3pm roster lock.
Yesterday was a more exciting day for me than the trade deadline at the start of this season.
Here is a summary of the most important transactions that took place yesterday.
Adin Hill goes to the San Jose Sharks
The first transaction, which was completed yesterday, took place at 2 p.m. These include goaltender Adin Hill in 2022 and Arizona Coyotes who traded the seventh round pick, as well as goaltender Joseph Corner and the San Jose Sharks who sent in the second round in 2022.
Analysis: This is a very balanced trade, which allows the coyotes to avoid losing the hill in the expansion frame, and allows the sharks to get their hands on a good goal, which they have long desperately needed.
Jason Dickinson arrives on the road for Vancouver
Minutes after the Adin Hill trade, it was revealed that Jason Dickinson had traded to the Vancouver Cancs for a third round pick in 2021.
Analysis: Another conversion where the player is likely to lose at the hands of Seattle Kraken. In this case, the Dallas Stars traded a player they could not defend.
Philadelphia Flyers lay hands on Ryan Ellis
The biggest deal today is sending Ryan Ellis to Philadelphia to replace Philip Myers and Nolan Patrick.
Analysis: Flyers are finally seeing their top 4 defense man for ages. In return, Preds traded a reliable young defender, as well as Nolan Patrick, shortly afterwards. With this transaction, I think in the Seth Jones case we could count the flyers as “out,” but you never know.
Cody Glass to join the Nashville Predators
Seconds after the big deal was announced, Nolan Patrick was no longer a member of the Press. True, Nashville immediately sent it to Vegas instead of Cody Glass.
Analysis: This is a trade that will benefit two young players who have struggled to earn their place in the NHL since they started their careers. So it will be a well-deserved new start for both.
Jared McCann arrives on the road for Toronto
After the pre-announcement of the three-team trade, the deal was not announced for a while as we were waiting for some details. So Jared McCann was traded to Philip Hollander for the Toronto Maple Leafs and for the seventh round pick in 2022.
Analysis: I think this is a flight to Toronto, the Pittsburgh Penguins have already indicated that McCann will not be rescued. McCann had some good seasons in Pittsburgh, and just for the seventh round pick and B prospect, it was a very strong acquisition.
Here are the other transactions that took place.
Brett Houden (New York Rangers) traded for the Night Vegas Golden Knights for Nick Dysimon and a fourth round pick in 2022.
Barclay Gudro travels from Tampa Bay Lightning to the New York Rangers for the seventh round pick in 2022. Goodrow is a free agent.
The islanders sent Andrew Ladd’s contract to Arizona with two second – round picks and a third – round pick. There are conditions for all three options.