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History of Eastern Conference GMs
Feb. 13, 2012 :: 9:45pm ET

With the NHL trade deadline just two weeks away, TFP's Patrick Kearns takes a look at the history of Eastern Conference general managers around deadline time.

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Team GM # of Deals Best Trade Worst Trade Analysis
Peter Chiarelli 14 Acquiring Dennis Seidenberg and Matt Barkowski for Byron Bitz, Craig Weller and a 2nd RD Pick. Acquiring Brandon Bochenski for Kris Versteeg. Chiarelli made all the right moves at last year's deadline to afford Boston the depth to win a Stanley Cup Championship.
Darcy Regier 11 Acquiring Steve Bernier and a 1st Round Pick (Tyler Ennis) for Brian Campbell and a 7th Round Pick. Acquiring Craig Rivet for two 2nd Round Picks. Regier has never been afraid to move draft picks for players he feels may help the team in the playoffs. Can also comfortably sell assets.
Jim Rutherford 16 Acquiring Jussi Jokinen for Wade Brookbank, Josef Melichar, and a 4th RD Pick. Aquiring Anson Carter for 5th Round Pick. Rutherford has been very smart at the deadline throughout the years. He has also often opted to re-sign his players as opposed to selling them for assets, which we have already seen this year.
Dale Tallon 15 Acquiring Andrew Ladd for Tuomo Ruutu. Acquiring Jake Hauswirth, and a 3rd Round Pick for Dennis Wideman. Tallon put the pieces in place for the Stanley Cup winning Blackawks. The Panthers are currently battling for the top spot in the Southeast Division, and he may try to acquire a rental to put the team over the top.
Pierre Gauthier 3 N/A N/A It's too early to tell what Pierre Gautheir may do. He has only been at the helm of the Canadiens' franchise for a season and a half, and only made minor deadline deals last year.
Lou Lamoriello 8 Acquiring Ilya Kovalchuk for Johnny Oduya, Niclas Bergfors, Patrice Cormier, 1st RD Pick, 2nd RD Pick. Acquiring a 3rd Round Pick for Jaime Langenbrunner. Lou Lamoriello was a seller for the first time in history last year. He wasn't able to get much for his veterans, but unloaded cap space. The trade for Kovalchuk was fantastic for the Devils, who ultimately gave up no real valuable assets.
Garth Snow 9 Acquired Al Montoya for 6th Round Pick. Acquired Ryan Smyth for Robert Nilsson, Ryan O'Marra and a 1st RD Pick. Snow's only real blockbuster trade was the acquisition of Smyth, who only played a total of 23 games for them. All eyes will be on PA Parenteau, who is set to become a free agent. Snow would like to re-sign him first.
Glen Sather 14 Acquired Olli Jokinen and Brandon Prust for Chris Higgins and Ales Kotalik. Acquired Alex Bourret for Pascal Dupuis and a 3rd Round Pick. Sather has been known for his trade acumen, more so than his off-season spending. For the first time in years, the Rangers are in a positional to be serious buyers as they sit in first place. He has spent past deadlines trying to unload dead-weight contracts, but now they have a comfortable amount of cap space.
Bryan Murray 11 Acquired a 1st and 2nd Round Pick for Mike Fisher. Acquired Mike Comrie and Chris Campoli for Dean McAmmond and SJ's 1st Round Pick. Murray will be in a difficult situation this trade deadline as his team sits on the cusp of a playoff spot. They have a lot of attractive assets and could wind up selling again like last season.
Paul Holmgren 11 Acquired Scottie Upshall, Ryan Parent, 1st and 3rd RD Pick for Peter Forsberg. Acquired Daniel Carcillo for Scottie Upshall and 2nd Round Pick. Holmgren has proved in the past that he is not afraid to shake things up and move assets for depth. With Pronger out for the year, the Flyers should be looking to add to their defensive corps.
Ray Shero 16 Acquired James Neal, and Matt Niskanen for Alex Goligoski. Acquired Georges Laraque for Daniel Carcillo and a 3rd Round Pick. Ray Shero hasn't been guy shy about making a big move at the deadline, with the injuries the team has faced this year Pittsburgh should look to be buyers this year at the deadline.
Steve Yzerman 2 N/A N/A With only one season of trade deadline experience under his belt, it's difficult to gauge what Yzerman may do. He has valuable assets to sell and with the team struggling they may look to do just that.
Brian Burke 17 Acquiring Joffery Lupul, Jake Gardiner and a 4th Round Pick for Francois Beauchemin. Acquiring 7th Round Pick for John Mitchell. Burke has made quite a few headlines with his in-season deals. And it says volumes about the GM when his worst deal was as minor as it was. Toronto has been battling for a playoff spot all season long, but don't be surprised if Burke has a few tricks up his sleeve.
George McPhee 15 Acquired Milan Jurcina for 6th Round Pick. Acquired Scott Hannan for Tomas Fleischmann. McPhee is usually in a comfortable position come deadline day, but this year his team is battling for a spot. In the past, he has acquired depth, but he may have a valuable selling asset in Alexander Semin.
Kevin Cheveldayoff 0 N/A N/A As a rookie GM, Cheveldayoff will have the tough task of managing a team on the cusp come deadline day.

 

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