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Boston and Anaheim got some deals done.

Boston Bruins v Anaheim Ducks
Keep those deadline trade deals close to the chest.

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  • Were Boston’s moves enough in a fiercely competitive Atlantic Division? Boston Globe
  • As for Ondrej Kase, he was practicing on David Krejci’s line yesterday, but there is no rush to push him into game action immediately. Boston Globe
  • The Danton Heinen for Nick Ritchie (COLLECT THEM ALL!) move may prove better as a mutual change of scenery. The Hockey News
  • There’s nothing like moving to a Stanley Cup contender to soften the blow of maybe having to move in with your big brother. MassLive
  • The verdict? Perhaps not enough was accomplished at deadline, but cheer up- another benefit lingers following the trades. NBCSports Boston
  • Meanwhile, the NHL’s other top teams are, well, loaded for bear now. Boston Herald
  • At least Torey Krug’s camp continues talks about the future with the Bruins. 98.5 The Sports Hub

NHL Standings:

  • In the President’s Trophy race, despite Saturday’s hiccup, the Bruins are atop the Atlantic Division NHL, the Eastern Conference NHL, and the NHL overall. The Lightning are nipping at Boston’s heels, and the Capitals are tied with the Blues in third place. (Standings have been pretty sticky, but links are NOT STATIC) NHL
  • David Pastrnak is again the top NHL sniper, Brad Marchand is among the assists leaders, and both are among points leaders. On the netminding side, Tuukka Rask is tied with Darcy Kuemper in goals against average, has fallen bahind him to #2 save percentage leader, and is among shutout leaders. Jaroslav Halak is still among the leaders in all but save percentage. (Links are NOT STATIC) NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Nick Holden inked a two year extension in Sin City. Golden Knights NHL Matt IrWIN is headed to Anaheim (tell all the Bruins there we said hello.) Predators NHL In the Wheel of Goaltending, Malcolm Subban is now a Blackhawk, Blackhawks NHL Zane McIntyre is now a Devil, Devils NHL and Michael Hutchinson is an Avalanche (is that even a thing?) Avalanche NHL
  • From behind enemy lines, here’s the Lightning round recap of Eastern Conference moves. Raw Charge
  • Teams were either winners and losers at trade deadline. Be on notice- the Lightning are among the former. The Hockey News
  • Adult Skate- the Coyotes have launched a Learn-To-Play program for a more seasoned demographic. Coyotes NHL