The new trade-deadline report cards
How the deals really played out as the postseason heats up
Issuing post-trade deadline report cards is a rite every March. Only problem is, a month after the deadline, the semester is still far from complete -- especially for those seeking the Stanley Cup. For these teams, final exams are just now getting underway. And some of them are already improving their grades.
2009 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
The Stanley Cup playoffs kick off Wednesday. Scott Burnside, Pierre LeBrun and the rest of our NHL team preview the first round: