NHL Trade Deadline: Mixed Results A Week Later
It has been one week since the NHL trade deadline, and the deals that did (and didn’t) happen have impacted teams all over the NHL.
Here are the standings immediately before the deadline and one week later, with all games played on Sunday, March 4.
The Blackhawks have won all three games they’ve played since acquiring Johnny Oduya from the Winnipeg Jets, despite not having Jonathan Toews or Niklas Hjalmarsson in the lineup. They’re still in sixth place, but look at the mess behind them.
Chicago doubled the gap between where they sit in sixth and the eighth place team. Minnesota made a couple moves at the deadline and appear to have fallen apart, posting only one point in four games since the deadline. And the Kings, Avs and Flames are stuck in neutral out of the top eight in the conference.
12 thoughts on “NHL Trade Deadline: Mixed Results A Week Later”
Good going Blackhawks. Too bad everyone ahead of us is also playing well, but at least we are controlling what we can…
Defense,Emery and Kane must have had a revelation.PLEASE DO NOT START CRAWFORD AGAINST THE BLUES.One more for Razor n start Crawford on Friday if needed
5th is the best they could finish with how well Det. and StL are playing so being 4 pts back from that is fine with me. A Central division matchup in the first round is gonna be tough.
Honestly, Wouldn’t mind going into the playoffs with the way the standings are now. Hawks would have to face the Yotes, while Detroit and Nashville beat the crap out of each other.
I’ve said it before and I know Tab has said it as well, but going into the playoffs a 6 seed is perfect. The 4-5 matchup is going to be brutal whoever it is and the way the Hawks have been playing the Blues and Nashville this year would lead to a long, emotional and draining series. A 7 and/or 8 seed will likely get you the Blues, Detroit or the Canucks and while I’m not much concerned about the Canucks, the Blues and Wings will be tough in rd 1.
Dropping to an 8th seed is not something I’m not interested in either since that likely means the Hawks are fighting for their playoff lives on the last day of the year again. With the way the Hawks have played all year and the way the other teams are playing now, I’d say a 6 seed is likely though they could jump to 5 if Nashville slips up in the coming weeks.
Wouldn’t wanna play Phoenix either,they’ve beaten us everytime and have just gotten better n better.Weve beaten Blues n the Wings.Either way the post season will be tough.But if we play like were playing now and when Toews n Hammer get back.We could very well be the hardest team to beat
Phoenix is the worst match up, followed by Nashville.
Of course that is excluding Oilers!
6th would be perfect,Phoenix is no shoe in either.San Jose or Dallas could still be a factor.Will be interesting!
While my comment isn’t following on the thoughts on playoff seeding or Tab’s article about Emery, I’m sitting here watching the Jets-Sabres. Do any of the many Ladd bashers of several years back think he still would not look good wearing the Indian Head? I can vividly recall, even during the Cup year, that it was Ladd (and Soupy) taking all the heat. Ladd just scored the opening goal moments ago on Miller crashing the net on a rebound. He and Campbell would make this a much different team were they still here; anyone disagree?
To clarify my point; taking the cap issue out of both of them being moved; their skills are SORELY missed. Just these two guys would make the beloved the cup favorite this year…with JT (especially) & Hammer back and healthy, of course.
Buff Ladd and Campbell are the ones I miss the most.Niemi dont look so good without the 2009-2010 Defense.And being offered for JVR to Philly didn’t help either
Ummm Phoenix has OWNED us this season! They are 3 wins to 1, and our win was back in October!