As we look towards the last leg of the regular season, the bottom four teams in the Central are within five points of each other and will no doubt be battling down to the very last couple of games, in an attempt to grab one of those highly coveted wildcard spots.
People were wondering what the Stars’ approach would be at the deadline, as they are deadlocked with Colorado as the first seed in the Western Conference Wild Card race.
They answered that question yesterday by making an under-the-radar trade with the New York Rangers, acquiring nine-year veteran winger Mats Zuccarello in exchange for a conditional second-round pick in 2019, and a conditional third in 2020.
Pittsburgh Penguins Vice President Jim Rutherford reported Monday afternoon that the team has shipped of defenseman Jamie Oleksiak to the Dallas Stars. In return, Pittsburgh will receive a fourth-round pick in the 2019 Draft.
We have the first big deal of this calendar year. Yesterday, the Anaheim Ducks, currently on an 11-game losing skid, swapped forwards with the Dallas Stars. Andrew Cogliano is headed to Dallas and Devin Shore has headed the other direction to California. The deal is a one-for-one (sorry if you are an Oilers fan reading this and we brought you bad memories with that quote).
The trade deadline is fast approaching for the NHL and teams will be looking to stockpile draft picks or make waves to put themselves over the hump for a potential run in June. Here we take a look at the teams vying for playoff positioning, teams who are looking to rebuild, and what they all should do at the NHL trade deadline.
A seven-game slate to kick off the weekend. Pittsburgh Penguins and Winnipeg Jets, Washington Capitals and Dallas Stars, and finally New York Rangers and Colorado Avalanche appear to be the best games to target. Let’s break it down. *Please note, player salary values may change after this writing*