NHL trade deadline rundown: Grading all the big deals from around the league

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Well, that was fun.

The hot stove of NHL trade talk is starting to simmer down post-March 1, but not after another season’s worth of last-minute, late-season moves. Some on-the-brink teams took the subtle route by bolstering depth, while others ignored their standing atop conferences (see: Washington Capitals, Minnesota Wild) to go big in an effort not to go home come playoff time. It was a relatively mild year for winter trades, but it had its fair share of headlines.

With the deadline swaps complete, here’s a rundown of some of the bigger moves, complete with grades for each buyer and seller:

 

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