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Evaluating the postdeadline East

Can Jason Arnott provide the boost the Caps need? Alan Maglaque/US Presswire

While the Eastern Conference -- top to bottom -- isn't nearly as competitive as the West, there are several teams that see a great opportunity to carry the Stanley Cup in June.

With the 2011 trade deadline in the rearview mirror, here's my look at each of the East's 15 teams and the moves they made (or didn't make).

Atlantic

Philadelphia Flyers

GM Paul Holmgren made his move when he traded for winger Kris Versteeg earlier in the month. He also added the always popular "depth defenseman," picking up Nick Boynton off waivers Saturday. The Flyers are poised for a deep playoff run.