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Scott to NYR from CHI for 5th Round Draft Pick

Defenseman John Scott was traded to the NYR for a 5th Round Draft Pick:

Scott Ranking – 3.675 Defensemen

NYR Defense Need – The Rangers came into Trade Deadline Day with a surplus of Defensemen

CHI Effect – Traded away a surplus “3″ Defensemen

Net Analysis – No real advantage to NYR; CHI’s advantage depends on who is drafted for that pick or how it is packaged for future considerations. ??????

Kassian From BUF to VAN for Hodgson

A swap of Defensemen between MIN and BOS…

VAN receives Right Wing Zack Kassian from BUF for Center Cody Hodgson:

Kassian Ranking – 4.390 Right Wing

Hodgson Ranking – 3.691 Center

VAN RW Need – With only one true RW, the Canucks needed a minimum of a “6”, “5” and “3” at that position.

BUF C Need – Needed one “6” Center

Net Analysis – Advantage to VAN for addressing a RW need in te ballpark of their requirements in terms of his statistical output

Fraser From TOR to ANA for Mitchell

A swap of Prospects between TOR and ANA…

Net Analysis – No clear Advantage as statistical data on players indicates no NHL experience this season

Gaustad and 5th Round Draft Pick to NSH for a 1st Round Draft Pick

Paul Gaustad and a 5th Round Draft Pick has been traded to NSH by BUF for a 1st Round draft picks. Here is the analysis:

Gaustad Ranking – 5.563 Center

NSH Center Need – One “5″ Center which answers their requirement nicely

BUF Effect – Traded away their top-producing Center which gives them a shortage of a “6” and a “5” up the middle

Net Analysis – Advantage to NSH for acquisition of needed Center versus the cost incurred.

Zanon From MIN to BOS for Kampfer

A swap of Defensemen between MIN and BOS…

BOS receives Defenseman Greg Zanon from MIN for Defenseman Steve Kampfer:

Zanon Ranking – 6.678 Defenseman

Kampfer Ranking – 4.974 Defenseman

BOS Defense Need – While they needed one “3″ Defenseman as a role player, a “6″ Defenseman that plays more than 18:30 per night is an upgrade

MIN Defense Need – Needed one “7,” and had one surplus “6” Defensemen

Net Analysis – Advantage to BOS due to upgrade of depth Defense

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