In case you missed it, yesterday was the trade deadline. Many things happened.
Here’s our recap of the day’s deals
Other people had things to say
Down Goes Brown: NHL Trade Deadline winners and losers
Lots of good things in here. Here’s an excerpt about the Vegas Knights:
But maybe just as importantly, for all the talk of the expansion draft hanging over everything, the deadline came and went without anyone making any deals that took McPhee's presumed targets off the table. The Penguins didn't trade Marc-Andre Fleury, meaning in theory Matt Murray could still be exposed. And the Ducks didn't move a young defenceman, meaning they're still in danger of losing a good young player to the Knights.
Neither of those scenarios are likely to happen, because teams can still maneuver their way around the expansion draft with trades and buyouts right up until the protected lists are submitted. The Knights aren't going to end up with Murray, and likely won't get a Josh Manson or Jakob Silfverberg from Anaheim either.
25 fun things Ilya Bryzgalov said on Trade Deadline Day
I could listen to Ilya Bryzgalov talk for hours about anything. Sportsnet had the brilliant idea of having him on their trade deadline coverage. Not surprisingly, he had many things to say. Here is his comment about the Vanek trade:
Good for him. Lots of sun. Ocean. Play the beach ball with Jaromir Jagr.” — on Thomas Vanek's trade to Florida
Take a look at the rest of the things he said.