The 2019-2020 NHL trade deadline has passed. It was an active deadline as teams beefed up towards a run at the Stanley Cup. While others shipped away players in hopes for a better future. Here’s how all 31 teams stack up after the trade deadline.
31. Detroit Red Wings (15-47-5)
The Detroit Red Wings are officially eliminated and can look towards the offseason and draft. Weirdly enough this season they are 4-0 against the Canadiens, but they are 11-46-4 against everyone else.
30. Los Angeles Kings (25-35-6)
With the departures of Jack Campbell, Tyler Toffoli, and Alec Martinez at the deadline, the Kings have some more draft picks for their rebuild. The season is long gone, but L.A.’s final 17 games should allow prospects to get acclimated to NHL hockey.
29. Ottawa Senators (23-31-12)
The Senators have set themselves up for a bright offseason with 14 draft picks, including two first-round picks. They sent out their star player J.G. Pageau at the deadline, who joined Matt Duchene, Mark Stone, and Erik Karlsson as players to be shipped away by current management.
28. San Jose Sharks (28-33-4)
The Sharks shipped away Brenden Dillon, Patrick Marleau, and Barclay Goodrow at the deadline to acquire prospects. Surprisingly though forty-year-old Joe Thornton was not shipped to a contending team. An interesting stat this year from the Sharks, is they have outshot their opponents by more than eight shots per game.
27. New Jersey Devils (26-27-12)
Devils GM Tom Fitzgerald launched a fire sale, traded three of the team’s four impending free agents. However, the team’s future revolves around No. 1 overall picks Nico Hischier and Jack Hughes.
26. Anaheim Ducks (26-31-8)
Anaheim is on pace to finish with its lowest point total since the 2003–04 season. The Ducks need help offensively as they trail only the Red Wings and Kings in goals per game this year.
25. Chicago Blackhawks (29-28-8)
The Blackhawks started the month of February with slim playoff hopes, but have destroyed those hopes going 4-6 in their last 10 games. Barring a huge comeback, the Blackhawks will miss out on the playoffs this year.
24. Montreal Canadiens (30-28-9)
The Canadiens were able to flip defenseman Marco Scandella and Ilya Kovalchuk better draft picks then what they acquired them for. However, just like the past few years, the Canadiens have been extremely mediocre this year and are trending towards missing the playoffs again.
23. Minnesota Wild (32-26-7)
The Wild were close to dealing forward Zach Parise, but nothing materialized and he remained on the team. The Wild have one of the NHL’s easiest remaining schedules, as they look to make a push towards the playoffs.
22. Buffalo Sabres (29-28-8)
The Sabres made one questionable trade and solid trade at the deadline. They acquired Wayne Simmonds for a fifth-round pick, which is confusing as he is 31 and certainly done playing his best hockey. But, the Sabres acquired Dominik Kahun, a 24-year-old forward who will be apart of the Sabres team for years to come.
21. Winnipeg Jets (33-28-6)
The Jets have used an impressive February to climb back to two points behind a wild card position. The Jets adding Cody Eakin and Dylan DeMelo were nice depth moves at the trade deadline but they did not fill the hole of a star defensemen at the trade deadline.
20. Arizona Coyotes (32-27-8)
The Coyotes stood pat at the trade deadline this year. But they are two points out of a wild card spot, which would snap their seven-year streak of missing the playoffs.
19. Nashville Predators (32-24-8)
The Preds stood pat at the trade deadline as they believe their roster can compete and propel them to a playoff position. The Predators have underachieved all year but still, have a talented team that if they get it clicking at the right time could be dangerous in the postseason.
18. Calgary Flames (34-26-7)
Calgary added Erik Gustafsson and Derek Forbort to help shore up their blueline. The Flames need Johnny Gaudreau to produce some more points to relieve some stress off of the blueline.
17. Florida Panthers (33-26-7)
Five teams surrender more than 3.3 goals per game. Four of them are lottery-bound. The other team is the Panthers. Surprisingly, GM Dave Tallon did not make a move at the deadline to help limit the number of goals scored.
16. New York Rangers (35-26-4)
The Rangers have overachieved all year and are four points pit of a wild card spot. But the recent injury to rookie goalie Igor Shesterkin, who had won seven straight, is a big deal for the Rangers. The biggest deal for the Rangers at the deadline was locking up forward Chris Kreider.
15. Edmonton Oilers (34-23-8)
GM Ken Holland brought in Mike Green and Andreas Athanasiou to help the team reach the playoffs. Leon Draisaitl picked up his play over the past couple of games with Connor McDavid out. The Oilers are in a position to make the playoffs but will need to finish strong to make that happen.
14. Columbus Blue Jackets (32-21-14)
The Blue Jackets’ crazy 19-2-5 stretch still has it in the playoff hunt, even with struggling lately. Their injuries and depleted roster might be the reason the Blue Jackets miss out on the playoffs this year.
13. Vancouver Canucks (34-25-6)
The Canucks went out and acquired Tyler Toffoli to fill in more the injured Brock Boeser. Starting goalie Jacob Markstrom will be out for a period of time, so the Canucks playoffs hopes are in the hands of 24-year-old Thatcher Demko.
12. Toronto Maple Leafs (35-23-8)
Toronto lost to Carolina in a game that featured the Hurricanes’ emergency goalie, and AHL Zamboni driver David Ayers. Even with their inconsistencies, the Leafs are in a position to make the playoffs again this year.
11. Carolina Hurricanes (35-24-5)
The Hurricanes are one of the trade deadlines big winners as they came out with Vincent Trocheck, Sami Vatanen and Brady Skjei. The Hurricanes are hoping that these acquisitions can offset the injuries to Dougie Hamilton and Brett Pesce.
10. New York Islanders (35-21-8)
GM Lou Lamiorella acquired both Andy Greene and Jean Gabriel-Pageau before the end of the trade deadline, boosting the team’s lineup in a crowded Metropolitan Division. The Islanders are led by their goaltending and defense this year, but they are hoping the additions of Greene and Pageau help boost the offense.
9. Las Vegas Golden Knights (36-23-8)
Vegas acquired goaltender Robin Lehner to give them the best goaltending tandem in the league. They are back atop the Pacific Division as they head into the final stretch of the season.
8. Dallas Stars (37-21-7)
The Stars did not make any major moves at the trade deadline. But they have started to play better as of late, and are scoring in bunches. But they will need the offense to keep producing as they have a stingy defense attack and flawless goaltending.
7. Philadelphia Flyers (38-20-7)
The Flyers have over performed all season and are in second place in a crowded Metropolitan Division. The Flyers expectations are high after over-performing this year and have their eyes set on a deep postseason run.
6. Pittsburgh Penguins (37-21-6)
Pittsburgh added depth at the deadline and but they need to pray the injury bug is finally gone. Lately, the Penguins have been reeling and have surrendered the second-place position in the Metropolitan Division, and only have a two-point lead of the third spot.
5. Colorado Avalanche (39-18-7)
The Avalanche did not make any moves at the trade deadline. But they are a legitimate Cup threat in the West if they can get healthy.
4. Washington Capitals (40-19-6)
Alexander Ovechkin has reached the 700 goal milestone in his career. The Capitals acquired Braden Dillion to help their inconsistent blue line. They also acquired forwards Daniel Sprong and Ilya Kovalchuk.
3. Tampa Bay Lightning (41-19-5)
The Lightning has come back to Earth after their eleven game winning streak. The did hit the 40 win mark before any other team in the league and they await third-easiest schedule down the stretch.
2. St. Louis Blues (39-17-10)
The Blues have gotten past their rough patch and have won seven straight games. GM Doug Armstrong recently announced that Vladimir Tarasenko will back in a few weeks after missing the prior four months with a shoulder injury.
1. Boston Bruins (41-13-12)
The Bruins improved at the deadline by acquiring Nick Ritchie and Ondrej Kase, and dumping David Backes’s contract. They are the first team to 90 points and are on their way to winning the Presidents’ Trophy.