Around the NHL: March 5
With the NHL trade deadline officially at a close, here’s a recap of the biggest deals, stars and moments of the week.
Chicago Blackhawks Trade Patrick Kane to the New York Rangers
In a move that everyone saw coming, the Blackhawks traded Patrick Kane to the Rangers for New York’s 2023 second-round and 2025 fourth-round picks.
However, the first is conditional, so if New York makes the Eastern Conference Finals, it will become a first-rounder for either 2024 or 2025.
Kane was upset after the Rangers traded for Vladimir Tarasenko a few weeks before, but New York kept their eyes on Kane and vice versa. Kane currently plays on a line with Vincent Trocheck and his good friend/former teammate, Artemi Panarin.
Kane has yet to record a point for the Rangers.
Arizona Coyotes Make Moves
The Coyotes sold off two key players at the deadline: Jakob Chychrun and Shayne Gostisbehere.
Chychrun was traded to the Ottawa Senators for a 2023 first-round pick, a 2024 second-round pick and a 2026 second-round pick.
Though Chychrun is relatively young and has been playing on a tanking team, he’s incredibly talented and has been a trade rumor for over a year.
Chychrun scored his first Senators goal in their win against the Columbus Blue Jackets on March 4.
Additionally, Arizona sent Gostisbehere to the Carolina Hurricanes for a 2026 third-round pick.
*For a look at the biggest moves of the deadline, check out CommRadio’s “NHL Trade Deadline Recap” for more.*
Boston Bruins on 10-Game Win Streak
Here’s the problem with the NHL.
Fans have been talking about their respective teams taking the other teams down in the playoffs to get to the Cup. For example, if the Devils and the Rangers face off against one another, my uncles are probably going to steer clear of me for about a week, depending on the outcome.
But has anyone considered that the real challenge is taking down the Bruins?
The Bruins are the best team in the NHL right now with a 49-8-5 record and first in the Atlantic Division and earned their tenth straight win against the Rangers on March 4.
Linus Ullmark has been nothing short of sensational, recording 24 saves in the 10th win over the Rangers on March 4.
Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak, Charlie Coyle and Tomas Nosek had the goals, and acquisition Tyler Bertuzzi had an assist in his Boston debut.
This is days after the Bruins announced they were locking up Pastrnak with an eight-year, $90 million contract and traded for Dmitry Orlov and Garnet Hathaway before the deadline.
Sure, the other teams in the league might be good, but these guys are unstoppable.
Adrianna Gallucci is a first-year student majoring in broadcast journalism. To contact her, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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