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The 2014 NHL trade deadline has come and gone and all thats left is to pick apart the 20 trades made with 38 players changing addresses. Tanner Glass Jersey . Some teams got significantly better, some teams divested themselves of talent and some teams had quiet afternoons, keeping the status quo. But you cant really pick winners or losers, yet. Last year, the Pittsburgh Penguins were declared the winners of the deadline when they brought in both Jarome Iginla and Brenden Morrow. While both played well for their new clubs, the Penguins were overmatched and dominated in a sweep by the Boston Bruins, the team Iginila spurned to join the Penguins, in the Eastern Conference finals with the team falling well short of their goal of winning the Stanley Cup. The Ottawa Senators alleviated a logjam in net at the 2013 deadline when they sent Ben Bishop to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Cory Conacher. Conacher, at the time, was second in rookie scoring and the Sens hoped that he could bring some jump to its second line, while identifying Bishop as the odd man out in a crowded crease that also included Craig Anderson and Robin Lehner. Flash forward one year and Bishop is starring in net for the Lightning, third in the league in wins with a sterling 2.09 GAA and a .931 save percentage. The lanky goaltender is certainly at the forefront of the Vezina conversation with his team firmly ensconced in a playoff position. Conacher, on the other hand, struggled mightily in his first full season with the Senators, finding himself unable to replicate his rookie season success and enduring a 30-game goalless drought. Waived by the team, Conacher was claimed on Wednesday by the Buffalo Sabres, reuniting him with Tim Murray and taking him back to the city where he went to school at Canisius. Obviously, with draft picks and prospects in play, the full ramifications of trades wont be felt for years down the road, but we can assess the immediate impact of todays movement. With big names like Ryan Miller and Roberto Luongo moved prior to Wednesdays deadline, Thomas Vanek was the highest profile player to switch jerseys when the New York Islanders shipped the Austrian sniper to the Montreal Canadiens. The Habs pursuit of Vanek was somewhat of a clandestine one, having not been heavily attached to Vanek in the days leading up to the deadline like the Los Angeles Kings or Pittsburgh Penguins were. Vaneks potential payoff for the Canadiens is obvious. At 62, Vanek becomes one of the teams bigger fowards and his soft hands should instantly help a team looking for more scoring punch. Eclipsing the 20-goal mark in every one of his nine NHL seasons (including this one), the 30-year-old pending free agent makes the Canadiens power play a much scarier proposition. Sacrificing only a (conditional) second-round pick in 2014 and Swedish forward prospect Sebastian Collberg to acquire Vanek (and a conditional fifth-round pick) has to be viewed as nothing short of a coup for the Habs and general manager Marc Bergevin. Whether or not Vanek, who reportedly turned down a substantial extension offer from the Islanders in February, is retained long term will be a bridge to cross down the line. And what of the team that dealt Vanek in the Islanders? Looking at things strictly from an asset standpoint, general manager Garth Snow took a bath on Vanek and his bold acquisition of the player in October didnt turn out nearly the way Snow intended. Vanek, acquired from the Buffalo Sabres, cost the Islanders three-time 30-goal-scorer Matt Moulson, their 2014 first-round pick and a second-rounder in 2015. Though Moulson is an impending free agent himself, the cost to bring in Vanek was immense and with the Islanders slim playoff hopes effectively torpedoed by the season-ending injury to John Tavares at the Olympics, Snow did not come close to recouping the assets he expended. While Collberg might one day be an effective NHL scorer, its hard not to view the Islanders Thomas Vanek experiment as a failure. With both Vanek and Andrew MacDonald, who was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday, turning down lucrative extensions and eventually leaving town, questions will certainly be asked of Snow and his long term future in the GMs office. If the Islanders failed at asset management this week, Murray and the Sabres excelled. In the past six days, the Sabres turned Moulson, Miller, Steve Ott, Brayden McNabb, Cody McCormick, two second-rounders, a third-round pick and the newly acquired Jaroslav Halak into Chris Stewart, Michal Neuvirth, Rostislav Klesla, prospects William Carrier, Hudson Fasching and Nicolas Deslauriers, Torrey Mitchell and three picks (a first and a pair of seconds). In the next two drafts, the Sabres have a staggering 10 picks in the first two rounds. This is coupled with a tremendous amount of cap flexibility going forward. While the Sabres might suffer in the short term and details have yet to emerge on Pat LaFontaines surprise resignation on Saturday, Murray has seemingly positioned his team to properly retool in an attempt to re-emerge as an Eastern Conference contender. The days one blockbuster saw an exchange of captains as the Tampa Bay Lightning shipped Martin St. Louis to the New York Rangers for Ryan Callahan. The writing was on the wall for St. Louis and the Lightning. Having been left off Canadas initial Olympic roster, despite eventually playing for the gold medal-winning team, St. Louiss relationship with general manager Steve Yzerman seemed to sour and a quick divorce both appeared to be on the horizon and was likely the best choice for both parties. St. Louis cited familial reasons for his trade request (he lives in nearby Connecticut), but dealing the franchises captain and talisman cant sit well with Lightning fans. Still, Yzerman did well in his acquisition of Callahan. Perhaps not as offensively talented as reigning Art Ross-winner St. Louis and unlikely to immediately replicate St. Louiss chemistry with the returning Steven Stamkos, Callahan quickly fills the Lightnings leadership void and gives the team cap flexibility going forward and the ability to re-sign Callahan if both parties so choose. On top of that, Yzerman was able to procure a first-rounder in 2015 and a second in this summers draft that could turn into a first if the Rangers can advance to the Eastern Conference finals. Though Callahans contract negotiations and lack of movement between the two sides were well publicized in the days and weeks heading up to the deadline, the trade still came as a bitter pill for the player. If Callahans agent, Stephen Bartlett, is to be believed, the Rangers and Callahan could have bridged that gap "with about one conversation," but the U.S. Olympian finds himself in an advantageous situation. The Lightning are looking likely to be a playoff team and Callahan knows that if he performs well during the rest of the regular season and into the playoffs, hell be in good position to name his price this offseason in a relatively weak free agent crop. Coincidentally, the last time the Rangers traded their captain was in 2003 when the Blueshirts sent the negotiation rights to impending free agent Mark Messier to the San Jose Sharks. In return, they received a fourth-round pick in 2004. With that pick, the Rangers selected Ryan Callahan. Other teams impressed on Wednesday. The Ottawa Senators turned a third and fifth-round picks into Ales Hemsky from the Edmonton Oilers, who will also retain half of Hemskys salary. The talent of Hemsky has never been in question, but his durability has almost always been an issue. If the Senators, who also managed to re-sign Chris Phillips for two more years, can harness some of Hemskys offensive potency, the team will have added a quality top-six forward (and a likely winger for Jason Spezza) in their push for a playoff spot. For Hemsky, the rest of this season can act as an audition for the Senators, who have the room to sign him long term at seasons end. The Los Angeles Kings addressed their scoring deficiencies in acquiring Marian Gaborik from the Columbus Blue Jackets. Gaborik represents a high risk, high reward proposition as the team sacrificed Matt Frattin and there is certainly some concern about how the mercurial Gaborik will fare under Darryl Sutter. But with the Blue Jackets absorbing half of Gaboriks salary, this could be a masterstroke by Dean Lombardi if the Slovakian comes up firing. Halak has always played his best hockey when never firmly established as a go-to number one goaltender and forced to compete for playing time like he did in Montreal with Carey Price and in St. Louis with Brian Elliott. The Washington Capitals are hoping that history will repeat itself after acquiring the Slovakian from the Sabres. Currently on the outside of the playoff picture looking in, general manager George McPhee and Adam Oates hope that a healthy rivalry between Halak and incumbent Braden Holtby will be the tonic to lift the Capitals into the post-season. Some other clubs raised eyebrows, but not necessarily in a good way. Ryan Kesler remained a Vancouver Canuck. A day after trading Roberto Luongo, general manager Mike Gillis did not pull the trigger on his (reportedly) wantaway winger to complete a drastic facelift on his team that is currently on the periphery of the playoff picture. Still, its not the end of the world for the Canucks as, if they choose to trade Kesler at some point in the offseason, he will still command a significant return since he is signed for two more seasons at a very attractive $5 million cap hit. That said, more than just Keslers future is likely to come under the microscope come this offseason even if the team pulls out a playoff spot. The Canucks core isnt getting any younger and its perhaps time to confront the reality that the teams window to contend is close to being sealed shut. Keslers staying in Vancouver rippled throughout the rest of the league. Anaheim Ducks general manager Bob Murray clearly thought that his club was in position to land the player and was left "confused" by his inability to do so. The Ducks day, then, seemed incomplete and its hard to argue that the team is better than it was on Tuesday after it dealt Dustin Penner to the Washington Capitals and goaltender Viktor Fasth to the Oilers, compromising some of the teams depth. Other than dealing Reto Berra to the Colorado Avalanche and Lee Stempniak to the Penguins, the Calgary Flames stayed surprisingly quiet. Most notably, Mike Cammalleri stayed put in Calgary. An unrestricted free agent at seasons end, its highly unlikely that Cammalleri will remain with the Flames beyond this April, so it comes as a bit of a shock that Brian Burke didnt parlay Cammalleri into picks or prospects. Troy Brouwer Jersey . Now, Sarah Burkes legacy will live on in Canadas Sports Hall of Fame. Burke, who tragically died at age 29 from a training accident in 2012, headlined the 2014 class named for induction Wednesday. Mikael Backlund Jersey . Next years tournament is also within sight for Bosnia-Herzegovina, which has never played in a World Cup, but Cristiano Ronaldo looks destined for the playoffs with Portugal after a night when the qualifying picture in the nine groups became much clearer. http://www.jerseyofficialhockeyflames.com/sean-monahan-hockey-jersey/ . "Youre not really spending time to sit back and analyze what your competitions doing and things like that," Anthopoulos said. "Youre so focused on what were trying to get done." Ultimately, while the landscape around them changed with trades both major and minor, the Blue Jays did nothing before Thursdays non-waiver deadline.Its sink or swim time in Calgary for the quarterbacks but it looks like the Stampeders have some aquanauts. With Kevin Glenn now in BC by way of Ottawa, the Stampeders young and promising quarterbacks have lost their safety net, and that may be a good thing. While Glenn was the always steady veteran presence, and advanced the team as far as the Grey Cup as recently as 2012, there have been, and remain, reservations if he could ever win the big one. If one of either Drew Tate or Bo Levi Mitchell can make good on the considerable promise theyve shown early in their careers, they could do wonders leading an already talented roster. Tate began last year in the starters role but after injury struck the team turned to Glenn. Neither he nor Mitchell – who impressed in limited action when both Tate and Glenn were injured – could regain the role from a healthy Glenn late in the season. This isnt to say that Glenn wasnt an effective quarterback for the Stampeders, or that he didnt get the job done, but for a talented team seemingly on the edge of Grey Cup glory, a better option could emerge. Tates edge in experience, and more importantly experience in the system, may give him the first snap in training camp. The 29-year-old has 381 career pass attempts (a weekend for predecessor Henry Burris) in five seasons with the team. In that relatively small sample size however, the Iowa product has put up very encouraging numbers. The main knock on him at this point is his seemingly inability to stay healthy. In the past two seasons, both of which Tate entered atop the Stampeders QB depth chart, he has missed more games than hes played. It was an arm injury last year after suffering through shoulder woes the year previous. Mitchells future is even harder to prognosticate, but the small sample size hes produced has looked even more promising than Tates work. Through injuries, Mitchell gained 135 passing attempts last season, finishing with 1,156 yards, 10 touchdowns to just three interceptions, and a near 70 per cent completion rate. Five years Tates junior, Mitchell is one of the truly promising young players in the league and what he lacks in experience and veteran know-how, he makes up for with potential in spades. Potential as in, hes a potential 15-year starter and future star. Whoever leads Calgarys offence out of the huddle on Week 1 wont have to go it alone, with former Most Outstanding Player Jon Cornish taking on a considerable load from his running back position. Cornish led the league in touchdowns and rushing yards last season and for the second straight year broke the record for most ground yards by a Canadian, making his case as one of the best homegrown talents in league history. Defences crowding the box to contain Cornish is music to a young quarterbacks ears. There could be some growing pains with Tate or Mitchell, but unlike in previous years when the coaching staff may have felt compelled to go to Glenn at the first sign of trouble, this year they may allow them to work through their struggles and come out the other end a better player, perhaps around playoff time. Devin Setoguchi Jersey. Notes Dave Dickenson Re-signs With four coaching openings this off-season, Stampeders offensive coordinator Dave Dickenson was sure to be a hot candidate. John Hufnagels protégé politely declined all inquiries however and signed an extension with the Stamps that included the added title of assistant head coach. Dickenson is a good bet to take over for Hufnagel as head coach one day. Adrian McPherson It looked for a while like the Stampeders two horse race for the starting quarterback role was going to be a three horse race. Calgary signed Adrian McPherson, the talented, long-term quarterback of the future behind Anthony Calvillo in Montreal before playing last year in the Arena Football League. McPherson suffered a serious injury in the Arena League last season however, and after his recovery wasnt where Calgary was hoping for, the QB retired. The door however, is not fully closed and the situation may bear watching later in the year. Expansion Draft It appeared a foregone conclusion that the Stampeders would lose Kevin Glenn in the first round of the expansion draft, clearly the headline pick for Ottawa. The team also lost starting offensive guard JMichael Deane and proven Canadian safety Eric Fraser. Dimitri Tsoumpas Retires The Stampeders knew theyd be without Dimitri Tsoumpas for much of the 2013 season when he suffered a concussion last year; they were saddened to hear the concussion would lead to Tsoumpas retirement. Calgary will have its hands full replacing the three-time CFL All-Star who accepted a strength and conditioning assistant role with the team upon his retirement. Free Agency Calgary did very little venturing into the open market, doing little outside of nabbing a backup to Jon Cornish at running back in Jock Sanders. The team did keep a number of their pending free agents however, including DL Demonte Bolden and Randy Chevrier, receiver Maurice Price, and LB Juwan Simpson. CFL Draft The Stampeders traded veteran offensive lineman John Gott to the Redblacks to move up to first overall in the draft, nabbing offensive lineman Pierre Lavertu. Lavertu, who can play both centre and guard, will be needed to help fill in for two interior lineman now in Ottawa in Gott and Deane. Calgarys other selections included Concordia DL Quinn Smith, also in the first round; Concordia LB Max Caron in the second round; McGill OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardiff, Laval DB Adam Thibault, and Western OL Joe Circelli in the third round, Duvernay-Tardiff likely not to be available north of the border for at least a couple years; Queens DL Derek Wiggan in the fourth round; McMaster K Tyler Crapigna in the fifth round; and Western WR Brian Marshall in the seventh round. NFL Jerseys Wholesale Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys Discount NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys Wholesale White NFL Jerseys Cheap Cheap Jerseys Wholesale ' ' '

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