Making sense of the 2018 NHL Trade Deadline: Who is selling and what do they have?
<p>If Gary Bettman has killed tanking, then who sells off at the deadline?</p>Every year at trade deadline time in the NHL, we like to talk about buyers and sellers as if it’s that simple. It’s not quite that cut and dried, and sometimes teams move players out as the same time as they move others in, but to score a really sweet deal, you need someone to be selling off more than their pending UFAs.
The Kings have acquired defenseman Dion Phaneuf in a four - player deal with the Senators. The Kings announced the deal Tuesday. Phaneuf joins a Los Angeles team that is second in the NHL in goals allowed per game (2.42).
The Kings have acquired defenseman Dion Phaneuf in a four - player deal with the Senators.
© Getty Images Dion Phaneuf The Kings pulled off a four-player trade with the Senators which will bring three-time All-Star defenseman Dion Phaneuf to Los Angeles.
Ottawa traded Phaneuf and center Nate Thompson to Los Angeles for veteran winger Marian Gaborik and 25-year-old center Nick Shore.
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The Kings announced the deal Tuesday.
Phaneuf joins a Los Angeles team that is second in the NHL in goals allowed per game (2.42). The 32-year-old has three goals and 13 assists on the season. Thompson, 33, has four goals and seven assists on the year.
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The Los Angeles Kings acquired defenseman Dion Phaneuf and center Nate Thompson from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for right winger Marian Gaborik and center Nick Shore on Tuesday night, according to multiple reports. The NHL trade deadline is Feb.
"Dion brings to our club a great deal of experience and leadership. He also plays with a physical edge which complements our line-up well. Nate has a good reputation of being a high-energy player on the ice. Both guys are also high character guys," Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake said Tuesday.
Gaborik, 35, is also a three-time All-Star, but he has slowed down significantly in the last few years with just seven goals and seven assists in 29 games this season. Shore has four goals and 11 assists.
In trading Phaneuf, Ottawa saves money even though they inherit Gaborik's contract ($11 million remaining over three years).
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Knights in shining armour
The Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) is sprayed with ice as he defends against the Blackhawks' Brandon Saad on Feb. 13 in Las Vegas. The Golden Knights won 5-2.
Penguins push it past Senators
The Penguins' Evgeni Malkin (71) backhands a shot past the Senators goaltender Mike Condon for a goal in Pittsburgh on Feb. 13. Penguins won 6-3.
Sharks crash into Coyotes
The Sharks' Melker Karlsson, top, crashes into the Coyotes goaltender Scott Wedgewood in San Jose, Calif. on Feb. 13. The Coyotes won 2-1.
Caught in the act
The Flames' Garnet Hathaway (21) and the Bruins' David Backes (42) knock over the net during a scuffle in Boston on Feb. 13. Bruins won 5-2.
Devils have the last laugh
The Flyers' Claude Giroux, left, gets shoved out of the goal crease by the Devils' Kyle Palmieri on Feb. 13 in Philadelphia. The Devils won 5-4.
Jaden Schwartz (17) of the Blues takes Filip Forsberg of the Predators to the ice as he shoot the puck in overtime on Feb. 18 in Nashville, Tennessee. Nashville won 4-3.
The Wild' Nino Niederreiter (22) and goalie Devan Dubnyk defend against the Rangers' Kevin Hayes (13) on Feb 13. in Saint Paul, MN. Minnesota won 3-2.
Max Domi of the Coyotes fires the puck past Blackhawks goalie Anton Forsberg on Feb. 12 in Glendale, Ariz. The Coyotes won 6-1.
Take him down
Nazem Kadri of the Maple Leafs gets pulled down by Brayden Point of the Lightning on Feb. 12 in Toronto. The Maple Leafs won 4-3.
Looking for a pass
Ryan Strome of the Oilers tries to check Vincent Trocheck of the Panthers on Feb. 12 in Edmonton. The Panthers won 7-5.
In perfect control
Sidney Crosby of the Penguins controls the puck against the Blues on Feb. 11 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Penguins won 4-1.
All eyes on the puck
The Red Wings' Tomas Tatar (21) watches his shot go past the Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby during overtime on Feb. 11 in Washington. Detroit won 5-4.
Jesper Fast and Jimmy Vesey of the Rangers celebrate after scoring a goal against the Jets on Feb. 11 in Winnipeg, Canada. The Rangers won 3-1.
Mikkel Boedker (89) of the Sharks gets caught up behind the net against the Ducks on Feb. 11 in Anaheim, California. The Sharks won 3-2.
The Stars' Tyler Pitlick (18) and the Canucks' Bo Horvat (53) chase the puck on Feb. 11 in Dallas. The Canucks won 6-0.
Wait for it..
Marc-Andre Fleury (29) of the Golden Knights blocks a shot as Nolan Patrick (19) of the Flyers waits for a rebound on Feb. 11 in Las Vegas. The Flyers won 4-1.
Zach Hyman of the Maple Leafs goes for the puck over Johnny Oduya (29) and Craig Anderson (41) of the Senators on February 10, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Maple Leafs won 6-3.
The Devils and the Blue Jackets players scrum around the net during the first period on Feb. 10, in Columbus, Ohio. The Blue Jackets won 6-1.
The Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) makes a behind-the-back save on a shot by the Kings during the first period on Feb. 10, in Tampa, Fla. The Lightning won 4-3.
Artturi Lehkonen the Canadiens fights for the puck against Craig Smith of the Predators on February 10, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Predators won 3-2.
The Sabres' Scott Wilson (20) scores against the Bruins' in Boston, on Feb. 10. The Sabres' won 4-2.
Christian Fischer (36) of the Coyotes attempts to redirect a shot while being defended by Brandon Manning (23) of the Flyers on February 10, in Glendale, AZ. The Flyers won 4-3.
Battling for possession
Nino Niederreiter of the Wild and Jonathan Toews (19) of the Blackhawks battle for the puck along the boards on February 10, in St. Paul, MN. The Wild won 3-0.
Extinguishing the Flames
Rick Nash (61) of the Rangers shoots and scores against the Flames on Feb. 9 in New York City. The Rangers won 4-3.
All eyes on Capitals
Goalie Braden Holtby of the Capitals makes a save against the Blue Jackets on Feb. 9 in Washington. The Capitals won 4-2.
...And it's a goal!
The Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko (91) scores against the Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck on Feb. 9 in Winnipeg, Canada. The Blues won 5-2.
Zach Werenski (8) of the Blue Jackets lays on the ice injured against the Capitals on Feb. 9 in Washington.
The Islanders' Brock Nelson celebrates his game winning goal with Mathew Barzal (13) in overtime against the Red Wings Feb. 9 in Brooklyn. New York won 7-6.
Kings tame the Panthers
Goaltender Jonathan Quick of the Kings defends the net against Vincent Trocheck (21) of the Panthers on Feb. 9 in Sunrise, Florida. The Kings won 3-1.
The Penguins' Conor Sheary (43) and Zach Aston-Reese (46) and the Stars' Esa Lindell (23) chase the puck on Feb. 9 in Dallas. The Stars won 4-3.
Burning the Devils
Blake Coleman (40) of the Devils and Travis Hamonic (24) of the Flames come together at the boards on Feb. 8 in Newark, New Jersey. Calgary won 3-2.
100 for Hoffman
Mike Hoffman (68) of the Senators celebrates his 100th NHL career goal and overtime winning against the Predators on Feb. 8 in Ottawa, Canada. The Senators won 4-3.
The Canadiens' David Schlemko, Carey Price and Victor Mete, from left, wait after Price gave up a goal to Flyers' Travis Konecny on Feb. 8 in Philadelphia. The Flyers won 5-3.
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The Kings acquired three-time All - Star defenseman Dion Phaneuf , pictured, from the Ottawa Senators in a four - player deal on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum).
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All eyes on the puck
The Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko (91) and the Avalanche's Blake Comeau (14) chase the puck as Blues goaltender Carter Hutton, lower right, watches on Feb. 8 in St. Louis. The Blues won 6-1.
The perfect shot
Stars center Tyler Seguin (91) scores a goal on Blackhawks goaltender Anton Forsberg (31) on Feb. 8 in Chicago. Dallas won 4-2.
Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Gardiner (51) knocks Predators right wing Craig Smith (15) off his skates but not before he got a shot off on Feb. 7 in Toronto. The Maple Leafs won 3-2.
Bruins defenseman Torey Krug (47) passes the puck around Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) on Feb. 7 in New York. Boston won 6-1.
Oilers right wing Iiro Pakarinen (26) gets the puck off of a rebound against the Kings on Feb. 7 in Los Angeles, CA. The Kings won 5-2.
Capitals acquire D Michal Kempny in trade with Blackhawks
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The Kings have acquired defenseman Dion Phaneuf in a four - player deal with the Senators.
Phil Kessel (81) of the Penguins celebrates his goal in front of Marc-Andre Fleury (29) of the Golden Knights on Feb. 6 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Penguins won 5-4.
Alexandre Burrows (14) of the Senators battles for position against Taylor Hall (9) of the Devils on Feb. 6 in Ottawa, Canada. Senators won 5-3.
Goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) of the Bruins follows the play against the Red Wings on Feb. 6 in Detroit, Michigan. The Bruins defeated the Wings 3-2.
In high spirits
Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19) celebrates with right wing T.J. Oshie (77) and Alex Ovechkin (8) after scoring a goal agaianst the Blue Jackets on Feb. 6 in Columbus, OH. The Capitals won 3-2.
Brace for impact
Duncan Keith (2) of the Blackhawks tries to control the puck in front of Sean Monahan (23) of the Flames on Feb. 6 in Chicago. Calgary won 3-2.
Do not cross the line
Devan Dubnyk (40) of the Wild makes a save against Scottie Upshall (9) of the Blues on Feb. 6 in St. Louis, Missouri. Minnesota won 6-2.
Oilers in motion
Drake Caggiula, left, of the Oilers takes a shot on Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy on Feb. 5 in Edmonton.
J.T. Miller of the Rangers checks the Stars' Remi Elie during action on Feb. 5 in Dallas.
Anders Lee of the Islanders and Kyle Turris of the Predators battle for the puck on Feb. 5 in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Leo Komarov of the Maple Leafs tips the puck past Ducks goalie Ryan Miller as teammate Hampus Lindholm defends on Feb. 5 in Toronto.
Canadiens Center Byron Froese (42) tries to stop Senators Defenceman Mark Borowiecki (74) while both skating towards the puck on Feb. 4 in Montreal. The Canadiens won 4-1.
Bristle with rage
The Hurricanes' Brock McGinn (23) and the Sharks' Brenden Dillon (4) duke it out on Feb. 4 in Raleigh, N.C. San Jose won 3-1.
T.J. Oshie (77) of the Washington Capitals reacts after Alex Tuch (89) of the Golden Knights scored a goal on Feb. 4 in Washington, DC. Vegas won 4-3.
Predator on the prowl
Kyle Turris of the Predators skates against the Rangers on Feb. 3 in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators won 5-2.
Jeff Petry of the Canadiens celebrates with teammates after scoring against Ducks goalie Reto Berra on Feb. 3 in Montreal. The Canadiens won 5-2.
That's a goal
A shot by Blake Coleman of the Devils, bottom right, gets past Penguins goalie Casey DeSmith on Feb. 3 in Newark, N.J. The Devils won 3-1.
Mikael Backlund of the Flames dodges a shot in front of Blackhawks goalie Jeff Glass on Feb. 3 in Calgary. The Flames won 4-3.
Morgan Rielly of the Maple Leaf trips up Sean Kuraly behind the net on Feb. 3 in Boston. The Bruins won 4-1.
Making the save
Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray, right, makes a save on Andre Burakovsky of the Washington Capitals on Feb. 2 in Pittsburgh. The Penguins won, 7-4.
Overcoming the Hurricanes
Jonathan Ericsson (52) of the Detroit Red Wings tumbles over the Justin Williams of the Carolina Hurricanes on Feb. 2 in Raleigh, N.C. The Red Wings won 4-1.
Goalie Martin Jones (31) of the San Jose Sharks deflects a shot taken by Boone Jenner of the Columbus Blue Jackets on Feb. 2 in Columbus, Ohio. The Sharks won 3-1.
Phil Kessel (81) of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates his goal with teammates against the Washington Capitals on Feb. 2 in Pittsburgh.
Knights go down
Jared Spurgeon, right, of the Minnesota Wild shoves Ryan Carpenter of the Vegas Golden Knights on Feb. 2 in St. Paul, Minn. The Wild won 5-2.
Tuukka Rask of the Bruins in the net against the Blues on Feb. 1 in Boston. The Bruins won 3-1.
Battling it out
The Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews and Rangers' J.T. Miller battle for the puck on Feb. 1 in New York. The Maple Leafs won 4-0.
Devils have the last laugh
The Devils' Nico Hischier celebrates his goal against the Flyers on Feb. 1 in Newark, N.J. The Devils won 4-3.
Fight for possession
Loui Eriksson of the Canucks checks Patrick Kane of the Blackhawks on Feb. 2 in Vancouver, Canada. The Canucks won 4-2.
Report: Devils acquire Grabner from Rangers
The New Jersey Devils acquired forward Michael Grabner from the New York Rangers in exchange for a second-round pick and defenseman Igor Rykov, according to TSN's Darren Dreger. The deal comes after Grabner and Rick Nash were both held out of the Rangers lineup on Thursday night against the Montreal Canadiens with trade talks involving the two intensifying.
According to various sources, the latest NHL trade rumors suggest the LA Kings are close to acquiring Dion Phaneuf from the Ottawa Senators. It wasn’t too long ago that the Toronto Maple Leafs traded away their captain Dion Phaneuf .
“ Dion brings to our club a great deal of experience and leadership,” Kings general manager Rob Blake said. More: NHL power rankings: Trade deadline edition. More:Hurricanes rout Kings behind Faulk hat trick. 13: The Senators traded defenseman Dion Phaneuf to the Kings .
Victory number 34
Members of the Golden Knights celebrate a second period goal against the Jets on Feb. 1 in Winnipeg, Canada. The Knights won 3-2 in overtime.
The Flames and the Lightning get into a fight on Feb. 1 in Calgary, Canada. The Lightning won 7-4.
Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen dives to stop a shot by the Islanders' John Tavares as Nikita Zaitsev (22) and Jake Gardiner defend on Jan. 31 in Toronto. The Maple Leafs won 5-0.
Red Wings defenseman Trevor Daley (83) celebrates his goal against Sharks goaltender Martin Jones on Jan. 31 in Detroit. The Red Wings won 2-1.
Flyers defenseman Brandon Manning and Capitals right wing Alex Chiasson fight on Jan. 31 in Washington. The Capitals won 5-3.
Cherishing a golden moment
Teammates of the Golden Knights celebrate after winning against the Flames on Jan. 30 in Calgary, Canada. Vegas won 4-2.
In hot pursuit
Blue Jackets left wing Nick Foligno (71) looks for an open man as Wild defenseman Ryan Suter (20) defends on Jan. 30 in Columbus, OH. The Wild won 3-2.
Stars goaltender Ben Bishop (30) reaches for the puck as defenseman Esa Lindell (23) and Kings center Tyler Toffoli (73) fall over him on Jan. 30 in Dallas, Texas. Los Angeles won 3-0.
Devils acquire Grabner from Rangers in rivals' first trade
The New Jersey Devils have acquired speedy winger Michael Grabner from the New York Rangers in the first trade between the cross-river rivals. New Jersey sends a 2018 second-round draft pick and 20-year-old defensive prospect Yegor Rykov to New York. The teams announced the deal Thursday night after the Devils lost to the Minnesota Wild at home and the Rangers lost to the Montreal Canadiens on the road.These teams had not completed a swap in the 35 years since the Devils franchise moved to New Jersey from Colorado.
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Fighting for possession
Islanders defenseman Adam Pelech (50) controls the puck skating against Panthers center Maxim Mamim (78) on Jan. 30 in New York. The Panthers won 3-1.
No pucks allowed
Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid (1) makes a save against the Sabres on Jan. 30 in Buffalo, N.Y. New Jersey won 3-1.
Report: Senators plan to flip newly acquired Cole .
Ian Cole better wait on investigating Ottawa real estate. Sent to the Senators in the three-team trade that made center Derick Brassard a member of the Penguins, the former Pittsburgh blue-liner could be headed to another new home prior to Monday's trade deadline, reports TSN's Pierre LeBrun.