The Good and Bad of Trade Deadline Week: Metropolitan Division

Cam Lewis
March 04 2017 07:00AM

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This is a four-part division by division look at what each team did at Wednesday's trade deadline. Who did good and who did bad?  

The Capitals are going all in on their closing window of opportunity, but they'll have to get past the Penguins, who made nice, low-key additions to their depleted blue line. The Islanders yet again did nothing at the deadline, the Rangers and Blue Jackets both made minor additions, the Flyers made an odd move taking a big cap hit off Tampa Bay's hands, and the Devils and Hurricanes sold what they could. 

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The Good and Bad of Trade Deadline Week: Atlantic Division

Cam Lewis
March 03 2017 07:00AM

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This is a four-part division by division look at what each team did at Wednesday's trade deadline. Who did good and who did bad?  

The Red Wings sold for the first time in 25 years, the Leafs, Panthers, Bruins, and Canadiens are all trying to capitalize on a weak division but didn't go all in like the Senators did, and the Lightning did what they could to try to manage a cap situation that's going to make this offseason stressful. 

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The Good and Bad of Trade Deadline Week: Central Division

Cam Lewis
March 02 2017 09:00AM

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This is a four-part division by division look at what each team did at Wednesday's trade deadline. Who did good and who did bad? 

The Stars, Avs, and Jets all sold with underwhelming results, the Blues finally moved on from Kevin Shattenkirk, the Hawks and Predators made minor additions, and the Wild payed a massive price to capitalize on their biggest window of opportunity in franchise history. 

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The Good and Bad of Trade Deadline Week: Pacific Division

Cam Lewis
March 02 2017 07:00AM

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This is a four-part division by division look at what each team did at Wednesday's trade deadline. Who did good and who did bad? 

The Canucks finally bit the bullet and began to sell off their aging assets, the Sharks and Ducks both made slight upgrades to their forward depth, the Flames took a gamble on a player who could help them long-term, the Coyotes went half-in on their fire sale, and the Oilers curiously stood still with their first playoff berth in a decade potentially on the horizon. At the end of it? Things probably aren't much different than they were before. 

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Top to Bottom — Trade Deadline Edition: Metropolitan Division

Cam Lewis
February 23 2017 07:00AM

This is a four-part series analyzing where each NHL teams stands heading into the trade deadline based on the context of each division, and the short- and long-term implications of buying or selling with the expansion draft around the corner.  

The Metropolitan Division is stacked. At the time this article was written, four of the top five teams in the NHL standings were all from the Metro. The Pittsburgh Penguins look even better than they did when they won it all last year, and the Washington Capitals are gearing up for one final run with this group of players. The Columbus Blue Jackets have come out of nowhere, and the New York Rangers have enjoyed a renaissance. Even the bad teams in the Metro, the Islanders, Devils, Flyers, and Hurricanes aren't pushovers. So, what do you do in order to make yourself work your way out of this division come playoff time? 

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