Week 21 is the final week before the NHL trade deadline and we have already seen four trades in the last two days. None of those trades will have much fantasy impact but will have an impact for those NHL teams come playoff time.
Today the Nashville Predators traded Blake Geoffrion, Robert Slaney and a draft pick to the Montreal Canadiens for Hal Gill and a draft pick. Gill bolsters an already strong defense core in Nashville, not sure another defenseman was what they needed as they could use another top six forward.
Yesterday there were three minor deals. The Tampa Bay Lightning sent Dominic Moore and a draft pick to the San Jose Sharks for a draft pick. The Dallas Stars acquired two draft picks from the Philadelphia Flyers for Nicklas Grossman and the Anaheim Ducks sent Bryan Rodney to the Edmonton Oilers for Ryan O’Marra. Moore is a solid bottom six player who can kill penalties and is on pace for 27 points this season. Grossman is a big defenseman who is not an offensive guy but should allow the other offensive d-men in Philly more opportunities because he is responsible in his own end.