Lineup fits for newly acquired forwards
March, 6, 2014
By Tim Kavanagh | ESPN Insider
The NHL trade deadline came and went Wednesday afternoon, and it concluded one of the most intriguing trade periods in recent memory. We had our first captain-for-captain trade in some time, a vast number of goalies were moved, and several teams pushed themselves into the mix as serious playoff contenders -- a label that may not have applied before the deadline. Let's have a look at how some of the traded players will fit in with their new teams:
Martin St. Louis, New York Rangers: The Rangers sent a private jet for their new winger on Wednesday, and he was in uniform and skating on the team's No. 2 line -- with Carl Hagelin and old chum Brad Richards -- against the Maple Leafs. St. Louis finished the night a minus-1 with three shots on goal in 20:11 of ice time. We'll see if coach Alain Vigneault will keep Richards and St. Louis paired, or whether some new combinations will be hatched down the stretch.
Ryan Callahan, Tampa Bay Lightning: