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NHL Trade Deadline: Updates, Trades, And Impact Deals

The NHL Trade Deadline is today - keep your eyes on Game Time for the latest in St. Louis Blues deals.

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Quick Thoughts on Deadline Day

Not the Blues. Not by the numbers. And..uh..Fuck Detroit!

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NHL Trade Deadline: Matt Moulson Traded to Wild

The Blues weren't the only team in the Central Division that decided to beef up their roster. They grabbed one of the two biggest prizes this trade deadline in landing Matt Moulson and Cody McCormick from the Buffalo Sabres for Torrey Mitchell and draft picks to be named.

Moulson a player that will make the Wild more dangerous. He's an expert at creating his own space, and his tenacity has rewarded him well in his career. He's having a slow season this year by his standards, but that didn't dissuade the Wild from making a big move.

Here're Moulson's stats from HockeyDB.com:

2009-10 New York Islanders NHL 82 30 18 48 16 -2 -- -- -- -- --
2010-11 New York Islanders NHL 82 31 22 53 24 -10 -- -- -- -- --
2011-12 New York Islanders NHL 82 36 33 69 6 1 -- -- -- -- --
2012-13 New York Islanders NHL 47 15 29 44 4 -3 6 2 1 3 10
2013-14 New York Islanders* NHL 11 6 3 9 6 3 -- -- -- -- --
2013-14 Buffalo Sabres NHL 44 11 18 29 20 -8

Will this make the Wild a playoff force to deal with? Probably not - don't forget, they recently acquired Ilya Bryzgalov in net. Will it make them harder to play against? You Bet

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Is Paul Stastny A Good Fit For The Blues?

The Colorado Avalanche center could be on the trade block.

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CBJ Deals Marian Gaborik to the Los Angeles Kings

The first trade of the day is one that could have direct ramifications for the St. Louis Blues. According to Michael Russo of the Minnesota Tribune, Marian Gaborik will be leaving the Columbus Blue Jackets for sunny California. He's headed to the Los Angeles Kings.

Gaborik has had injury problems this season, dressing for only 22 games this season. He has six goals and eight assists for the Jackets - he's been a basic non-entity. Still, he's someone that when healthy is extremely dangerous. The Blues already have enough problems playing Los Angeles (and every other team from California) as it is; meeting up with the Kings at some point in the playoffs just got that more problematic. Let's hope one of their Pacific Division rivals takes care of them in the first or second round. Proper prevention and all that.

However, if Gaborik continues being a streaky "enigmatic European," he won't make a difference. Let's hope he keeps on with that trajectory.

The Blue Jackets get Matt Frattin, a 2014 second round pick and a conditional third round pick.

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NHL Trade Deadline: Are The Blues Done?

The NHL Trade Deadline is today - keep your eyes on Game Time for the latest in St. Louis Blues deals.

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