- Neil Greenberg, NHL
The trade deadline went out not with a bang, but a whimper. Not one top-six forward, top-pair blueliner nor a single netminder was moved. Rick Nash stayed in Columbus. Ryan Suter stayed in Nashville. All told, just 16 trades involving 32 players and 11 draft picks were made. With more inaction than action, how has the playoff race changed?
Can the New York Rangers compete for a Cup without Nash? Can the Washington Capitals make the playoffs after standing pat? How much did the Nashville Predators help themselves? Let's take a look at the numbers and find out.
ESPN Insider Neil Greenberg examines the actions, or inactions, of the New York Rangers, Washington Capitals and Nashville Predators at the trade deadline and how their choices could affect their playoff future.