Eastern Conference Trade Deadline – Win, Lose Or Draw

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Jan 12, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; New York Islanders left wing Thomas Vanek (26) skates against the Dallas Stars during the game at the American Airlines Center. The Islanders defeated the Stars 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

GOAL HEADING INTO DEADLINE:  Get bigger and more talented up front, increase mobility and size on defense.


  • Acquired Thomas Vanek from NYI with a conditional 5th rd pick for Sebastien Collberg and a 2nd rd pick (conditional)
  • Acquired Mike Weaver from Florida for a 5th round pick
  • Acquired Devan Dubnyk from Nashville for future considerations

WIN/LOSE/DRAW? – Vanek was one of the prizes and most sought after names.  He brings size and skill, but needs to bring it every night and show he cares.  Weaver is a smallish player who will help a bit and Dubnyk is insurance against a longer term injury to Carey Price. They did all this without giving up a roster player  WIN