The Biggest Themes of the 2020-21 NHL Trade Deadline

The NHL trade deadline has passed, and there's a tonne of new information for us to digest in its aftermath. Luckily, we're equipped with a great team here at Rinkside this year to help put all of the new pieces together. We've got trade grades for each individual transaction, trying to look at it from the perspective of everyone involved. We've got winners and losers for all 31 teams.

In this space, we're going to take a bigger picture view of the most notable league-wide themes that we saw emerge during these past couple of days. Let's take a deeper look at the dynamic at play behind the biggest decisions that were made, the most consequential fits for players on their new teams, and some of the most interesting situations stemming from a surprisingly fun trade deadline overall.

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