The new trade-deadline report cards

How the deals really played out as the postseason heats up

Originally Published: April 21, 2009
By Mike Hume | ESPN Insider

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.