Today we saw more dealings as the flood gates continue to open up as the 2017 NHL Trade Deadline draws near. Clubs went looking for assets to help them push for the playoffs and others determined to build towards to the future.

Perhaps the biggest move of the day saw Tampa Bay Lightning General Manager Steve Yzerman dealing Alternate Captain Brian Boyle to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The terms of the exchange saw the Lightning get back 2nd round pick of this years draft and centerman Byron Froese.

Boyle recorded 22 points (13 goals, nine assists) with Tampa Bay in 54 games this season, and has won 53.0 percent of his faceoffs. The former Lightning forward spent the last 10 seasons with the Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers.

During that span he tallied 166 points (93 goals, 73 assists) over the course of 603 regular-season games. In addition, he registered 26 points (11 goals, 15 assists) in 100 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

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For the Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Flectcher made another move with the Coyotes organization as he sent forward Teemu Pulkkinen for future considerations. This is the second deal between the two hockey clubs since yesterday blockbuster deal with Hanzal and White.

Pulkkinen has nine games to credit this season the Minnesota Wild. He spent the majority of the year with Iowa in 47 games. There he collected 36 points (18 goals and assists).


The Montreal Canadiens and Dallas Stars worked out a deal with each other that saw defenseman Jordie Benn go north across the border for defenseman Greg Pateryn and a 2017 4th rd pick.

Benn played 58 games with the Stars during the 2016-17 campaign and recorded 2 goals with 13 assists at 15 points.


Defenseman Pateryn dressed in 24 games this year with the Habs organization with only one one goal and six points. Pateryn spent a good part of the year recovering from an ankle injury.


Another move of the day that went down was seeing longtime veteran forward Alexandre Burrows from the Vancouver Canucks being dealt to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for  Jonathan Dahlen.

Alex registered nine goals and 11 assists for 20 points in 55 games this season with Vancouver. Burrows has spent his entire National Hockey League career with the Canucks organization collecting 193 goals while tallying 191 assists in 822 career games.

In addition to being acquired by the Senators Burrows signed a 2-year extension with the organization.


Jonathan Dahlen spent the season with Timra of Sweden-2 41 points (24 goals and 17 assits). He also appeared in seven games in this years WJC and recorded six points (5 goals and 1 assist).


Moves like these are what Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee has to look forward to at next years NHL Trade Deadline window.

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