On a day when big names such as Thomas Vanek, Tim Thomas, Marian Gaborik, Ryan Callahan and Martin St. Louis all changed sweaters, the San Jose Sharks did not make a move at the trade deadline on Wednesday.
It was a busy lead up to the deadline around the Pacific Division, however. Here’s a recap of what went down in the division:
- Anaheim acquired defenseman Stephane Robidas from Dallas for a fourth-round pick in June.
- Edmonton traded goalie Ilya Bryzgalov to Minnesota for a fifth-round pick in 2014 and a third-rounder in 2015.
- Anaheim dealt winger Dustin Penner to Washington for a 2014 fourth-round pick.
- Edmonton acquired goalie Viktor Fasth from Anaheim for a fifth-round pick in June and a third-round pick in 2015.
- Vancouver traded goalie Roberto Luongo and winger Steve Anthony to Florida for goalie Jacob Markstrom and center Shawn Matthias.
- Phoenix shipped defensemen David Rundblad and Mathieu Brisebois to Chicago for a second-round pick in 2014.
- Phoenix acquired wingers Martin Erat and John Mitchell from Washington for winger Chris Brown, defenseman Rostislav Klesla and a 2015 fourth-round pick.
- Edmonton traded winger Ales Hemsky to Ottawa for a fifth-round pick in June and a third-rounder in 2015.
- Los Angeles acquired winger Marian Gaborik from Columbus for winger Matt Frattin, a second-round pick and a conditional third-round selection.
- Los Angeles acquired defenseman Brayden McNabb, winger Jonathan Parker and second-round picks in 2014 and 2015 from Buffalo for winger Hudson Fasching and defenseman Nicholas Deslaurier.
- Edmonton traded defenseman Nick Schultz to Columbus for a fifth-round pick.
- Calgary traded goalie Reto Berra to Colorado for a 2014 second-rounder.
- Calgary traded defenseman Lee Stempniak to Pittsburgh for a third-round pick.
Going into play Wednesday night, the Ducks lead the Pacific with 91 points, six points ahead of the Sharks’ 85. The Kings are third with 76 points. Under the new playoff format, those three teams would all be in.
However, the Coyotes are one point out of a playoff spot, currently trailing the Stars by one point. The Canucks are two points behind the Stars. The Flames and Oilers are playing out the string.