NHL Trade Deadline Winners and Losers - (The Toronto Maple Leafs Are Losers)

Breaking down the three biggest winners of this year's NHL Trade Deadline and the three biggest losers.

Vladimir Tarasenko To Florida Panthers Headlines NHL Trade Deadline
Vladimir Tarasenko To Florida Panthers Headlines NHL Trade Deadline / Joel Auerbach/GettyImages
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The NHL Trade Deadline came and went Friday afternoon with the Toronto Maple Leafs mostly sitting out the festivities.

Of course the Toronto Maple Leafs did make some moves (four in total) but they were decidedly low-impact moves.

The NHL trade deadline was full of movement, we saw 23 teams make trades involving 33 players on the day of the trade deadline alone.

We saw most of the Stanley Cup Contenders making moves to get better and we saw saw some stand still killing their chances at competing for a Stanley Cup.

In this article, we are going to look at the winners and the loser.

I am not here to talk about the value of future picks, prospects and so on, this is going to be a breakdown of which teams made the best moves to get themselves closer to a Stanley Cup and a breakdown of which teams killed their chances by failing to address their issues.

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