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The following trades have been completed on deadline day. The National Hockey League trade deadline falls at 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 4. Analysis by Yahoo! Sports NHL editor Ross McKeon.

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Columbus
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Pascal Leclaire
(2nd round pick)
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Ottawa

McKEON ANALYSIS: Here's a deal that should help both teams. The Blue Jackets owe Pascal Leclaire a big thank you for taking a lot of rubber while they patiently waited for the highly touted Steve Mason to arrive, which happened early this season when Leclaire's injury bugaboo surfaced again. Leclaire started 118 games since 2005-06 for Columbus, and was its best player on many nights. At age 26 and a native of Quebec, Leclaire goes to an Ottawa team that needs stability in goal. However, Leclaire, signed for two more seasons, will likely find himself in a similar situation with the Senators, who are grooming rookie Brian Elliott to be the team's No. 1 goalie. Vermette got caught up in Ottawa's decline, a pretty good forward who couldn't maintain his upward trend (career-high 24 goals and 53 points last year) to date this season. At 26, Vermette can become part of Columbus' core if he adjusts to Ken Hitchcock's disciplined two-way system. And Vermette, signed through next season, has both the speed and experience to make this a good fit now and going forward.
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Calgary
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Lawrence Nycholat
Ryan Wilson
(2nd round pick)
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Colorado

McKEON ANALYSIS: Calgary acquires a player it knows well since Jordan Leopold broke in with the Flames and spent the first 214 games of his 336-game career with them. He's a steady player, not flashy and maybe not as offensively gifted as projected when drafted, but he'll skate nearly 20 minutes and give the Flames more depth on the backline. Leopold enjoyed his best year with the Flames in 2003-04 when he scored nine goals, 33 points, was a plus-8 and put 138 shots on goal while averaging more than 22 minutes per game. Leopold, 28, is due to be an unrestricted free agent. Nycholat, who the Flames picked off the waiver wire from Vancouver, is headed to his fourth team since the start of the 2006-07 season. The 29-year-old has just 45 games of experience, and he'll have the last quarter of the season to prove himself since the Calgary native is due to be an unrestricted free agent in the offseason.
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Pittsburgh
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St. Louis

McKEON ANALYSIS: This trade involves two defensemen from the same hometown – Buffalo Grove, Ill. – who are trying to establish themselves in the league. Danny Richmond, 24, was drafted in the second round by Carolina in 2003. The 6-foot, 194-pounder has bounced around the minors in addition to appearing in 49 NHL games with Carolina and Chicago. Andy Wozniewski brings size and toughness to the Penguins' blueline. The 6-5, 225-pound 28-year-old has appeared in 77 NHL games with the Blues and Maple Leafs.
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Buffalo
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(4th round pick)
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Phoenix

McKEON ANALYSIS: The Sabres are in a tough spot with Ryan Miller out and are searching desperately for a bridge in goal until they get their star back without letting a playoff spot slip away. Tellqvist appeared in 15 games as Ilya Bryzgalov's backup in Phoenix. He's 29 years old and has experience in the Eastern Conference having spent parts of four seasons with Toronto. Tellqvist is set to become an unrestricted free agent in the offseason.
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Anaheim
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Boston

McKEON ANALYSIS: The Ducks have dealt a versatile, gritty veteran for a player who is currently injured – go figure. Defenseman Steve Montador has done everything asked of him in Calgary, Florida and Anaheim during his seven-year career. The 29-year-old native of Vancouver will bring toughness and experience to a Bruins team looking to make a long playoff run. And Montador will only cost Boston about $200,000 for what's left on his $800,000 deal. He is due to be an unrestricted free agent in the summer. The 6-foot, 191-pound Nokelainen, out the last three weeks with an eye injury, is a 23-year-old Finnish-born center who is under contract through next season and due to make $900,000 next year.
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Calgary
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Olli Jokinen
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Matthew Lombardi
Brandon Prust
(1st round pick)
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Phoenix

McKEON ANALYSIS: Darryl Sutter and the Calgary Flames finally have the No. 1 center they've been looking for – potentially. Olli Jokinen has moved twice now in the last year – from Florida to Phoenix and now to Calgary. As the active player with most number of games (780) without a playoff appearance, Jokinen is definitely headed to the postseason with the division-leading Flames, but is he ready to help lead a team to the Stanley Cup? Word was he wasn't a great fit in Phoenix, and he likes to shoot the puck more than dish. He'll be expected to feed Jarome Iginla. On the other hand, No. 1 centers don’t grow on trees so the Flames have to like what they're getting since the Finnish native is still only 30 years old and signed for $5.5 million for one more year. A natural center who can play the wing, Lombardi has blazing speed but the 26-year-old Montreal native has been inconsistent during five seasons with the Flames that have included 65 goals and 167 points in 347 games. The 5-foot-11, 191-pound Prust, a right wing, has appeared in only 35 games the last two seasons.
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Boston
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Mark Recchi
(2nd round pick)
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Tampa Bay

McKEON ANALYSIS: This is a solid acquisition for the Bruins, who benefit here on several levels. Boston gets a playoff-savvy veteran who can chip in offensively but is not being looked upon to carry the load. Obviously a rental, and possibly in the final months of a great career, the 41-year-old Recchi will be an unrestricted free agent in the summer at which time he hopes to have hoisted his third career Stanley Cup. Lashoff, a 22-year-old defenseman, and Karsums, a 23-year-old right wing, provide a rebuilding Tampa Bay team with two more young players who could work their way into the mix. Lashoff and Karsums are both due to be restricted free agents in the offseason.
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Pittsburgh
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Bill Guerin
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(Conditional pick)
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New York Islanders

McKEON ANALYSIS: Veteran forward Bill Guerin leaves his captaincy on Long Island behind to try to help the Penguins get back into the playoffs. Guerin has to hope if Pittsburgh does reach the postseason that it goes better than when he moved from St. Louis to San Jose late in 2006-07. Guerin bunched eight goals in 16 games after going scoreless in his first seven late in the regular season for the Sharks, but came up empty in the playoffs, adding only two assists to a team desperate for scoring. He wound up hurt at the end of another second-round disappointment, too, for the Sharks. Two years older, it's hard to believe Guerin will have that much of an impact with the Penguins, who are still trying to find the right glue in the room that slipped away in the last year.
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Philadelphia
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Scottie Upshall
(2nd round pick)
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Phoenix

McKEON ANALYSIS: If there ever was a player and a city made for each other it's Daniel Carcillo and Philadelphia. Flyers fans are going to love Carcillo's grit, but he's going to be held a lot more accountable by the paying patrons in Philly than in the desert, where he played too much over the line. It's an interesting about-face for the Coyotes, who predicted future stardom for Carcillo only to deal him away. Carcillo, 24, is signed for $938,000 next season. The 25-year-old Upshall has had a disappointing year, scoring only seven goals in 55 games after popping in a career-high 14 in 61 last year. He returns to the Western Conference where he broke in with Nashville in 2002. Upshall, a left wing, is due to be a restricted free agent.
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New York Rangers
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Nik Antropov
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(2nd round pick)
(Conditional pick)
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Toronto

McKEON ANALYSIS: Someone was going to take advantage of Toronto's desire to unload talented veterans for picks, and the Rangers are that team. New York gets a versatile player who can line up at center or on the wing who also gives the Rangers much-needed size. At 6-foot-6 and 230 pounds, Antropov becomes New York's biggest forward by far. He was on pace for his best offensive season (21 goals, 46 points) in Toronto, and the 29-year-old is set to become an unrestricted free agent in the offseason.
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New York Rangers
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Derek Morris
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Phoenix

McKEON ANALYSIS: Trading partners at the last deadline when the Coyotes and Rangers hooked up on a five-player deal, the two almost did it again Wednesday with a veteran defenseman going one way with three potential pieces to the Phoenix puzzle heading West. Morris was supposed to be a big star after getting drafted in the first round (13th overall) by Calgary in 1996, and while the 30-year-old hasn't fulfilled all that potential he has become a steady defender who should help New York secure the playoff spot that has become tenuous. Morris may be no more than a rental, however, as he's due to be an unrestricted free agent at season's end. Kalinin, Dawes and Prucha all have contracts that expire so the Coyotes are basically getting three players – a defenseman and two forwards – who they can take a look at for the final quarter of the season and decide where to go from there.
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Buffalo
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(2nd round pick)
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Toronto

McKEON ANALYSIS: Quite frankly, Dominic Moore was a player the Maple Leafs could have used going forward. On most nights he was their most energetic and best player, even when asked to play up one or two lines. Moore has 12 goals and 41 points in 63 games, his best season of five in the NHL by far. His best fit is on the third line, and the Sabres hope to be able to keep him there. Moore, 28, is due to be an unrestricted free agent.
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Anaheim
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Eric O'Dell
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Atlanta

McKEON ANALYSIS: The Ducks continue to make smaller deals that might end up looking like a rather significant haul at the end. Christensen was purged out of Pittsburgh last year when the Penguins acquired Marian Hossa from Atlanta, and the 25-year-old native didn't adjust all that well to the losing situation with the Thrashers. Christensen is a versatile forward who mainly lines up at center, but can move to the wing. Set to be a restricted free agent, Christensen could blossom in Anaheim. O'Dell is an 18-year-old prospect winding up his second season with the Sudbury Wolves of the OHL. He was Anaheim's second-round pick in 2008.
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Florida
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Noah Welch
(3rd round pick)
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Tampa Bay

McKEON ANALYSIS: Interesting that division rivals could hook up on a deal that involves two young players, but it has happened here. The 25-year-old Eminger, a defenseman due to be a restricted free agent after the season, has moved around a bit the last two seasons. Florida will be his fourth different franchise. The 6-foot-2, 210-pounder ate up 23 minutes a night for the Lightning, so he should help a Panthers team making a playoff push. Welch, a 26-year-old defenseman also set to be a restricted free agent, hasn't really lived up to the expectations when made a second-round pick by Pittsburgh in 2001. He only averaged 6:38 minutes during the 23 games in which he appeared this season.
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Columbus
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(4th round pick)
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Calgary

McKEON ANALYSIS: The Blue Jackets picked up goaltending depth here as Lalande is a player who could compete for the backup spot as early as next season. He was Calgary's fifth-round pick in 2005, yet the 22-year-old had yet to make his NHL debut with the Flames. Lalande has split the last several seasons with Quad City of the AHL and Las Vegas of the ECHL.
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Philadelphia
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Kyle McLaren
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(6th round pick)
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San Jose

McKEON ANALYSIS: The veteran blueliner, a casualty of San Jose's salary cap as much as anything else at the start of the year, will have an opportunity to get back to the NHL in Philadelphia. McLaren has played in Worcester of the AHL all season, and while he's maintained a solid attitude it's been a struggle since he missed time with a hand injury. McLaren is still only 31 years old, and he knows all about playing tough. Could be a good fit here as long as not too much is expected.
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Chicago
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Anaheim

McKEON ANALYSIS: Solid trade for both teams. The Blackhawks get a great third-line center who was pivotal in Anaheim winning the Cup two years ago. He can bring valuable postseason experience to a young roster and play an important role. Pahlsson is due to be an unrestricted free agent, and the Ducks viewed him as a player who would command more than they could afford moving forward. Getting Wisniewski signals Anaheim knows there is going to be change on defense. But now even if they lose Chris Pronger and Scott Niedermayer, there's going to be money to secure Francois Beauchemin and the team has Ryan Whitney and Wisniewski to build around on defense as well.
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San Jose
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Nick Bonino
Timo Pielmeier
(Conditional pick)
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Anaheim

McKEON ANALYSIS: How times have changed. Just two years removed from the Cup, now it’s the Ducks shedding players who were pivotal to their success to teams that are going for it in their own right. The Sharks need depth at both support forwards and on defense. They solved both in one deal. Travis Moen is another gritty forward to add to the third- and fourth-line mix that already boasts Mike Grier, Jeremy Roenick, Claude Lemieux, Jody Shelley, Marcel Goc, Tomas Plihal and Torrey Mitchell. What you notice from that list is every other player is battling injury, so the Sharks still have things to sort out. Huskins is an insurance policy on defense, but he's also more dependable than Alexei Semenov and might push to get into the top six if anyone slips. Anaheim gets two prospects and a pick for two vets it was otherwise going to lose for nothing in the offseason.
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Carolina
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Patrick O'Sullivan
(2nd round pick)
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Los Angeles

McKEON ANALYSIS: Interesting deal here since O'Sullivan is a pretty decent young player who appeared to be part of the Los Angeles core. Apparently not. O'Sullivan has two years left at $2.388 million, but the negotiations last summer were contentious and maybe there were bad feelings. There are going to be worse feelings when O'Sullivan burns the Kings as an Edmonton Oiler, who picked him up in this three-way deal. Williams is a player the members of the Los Angeles front-office knew well and coveted when they worked in Philly. But Williams, 27, is hurt too often, and while the Kings are hoping for a comeback and leadership from him, it's a gamble. And that's a $3.5 million gamble for each of the next two seasons.
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Edmonton
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Patrick O'Sullivan
(2nd round pick)
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Erik Cole
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Carolina

McKEON ANALYSIS: Cole returns to Carolina where he spent the first six years of his career. It's where he won a Cup, it's where he's comfortable. It's a solid move by the Hurricanes, who are desperate for offensive help and a familiar face will certainly be able to slip right back into the locker room. Cole, 30, is set to become an unrestricted free agent. O'Sullivan, detailed above, is definitely going to help the Oilers now and, at age 24, he's going to help them into the future, too. Did we mention the Kings are going to regret this one?
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Edmonton
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Ales Kotalik
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(2nd round pick)
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Buffalo

McKEON ANALYSIS: Like O'Sullivan, Kotalik should inject some offensive depth into the Oilers' lineup. He's scored between 15-25 goals every year for the last six so there's a proven track record. Kotalik, 30, could end up being a rental player, however, since he's due to be an unrestricted free agent.
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Toronto
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Olaf Kolzig
Jamie Heward
Andy Rogers
(4th round pick)
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Tampa Bay

McKEON ANALYSIS: This basically comes down to Toronto being a landing spot for what Tampa Bay can't afford. Don't be surprised if the Lightning do Brian Burke and the Maple Leafs a favor at the draft or in the near future. Clearly Olaf Kolzig is done, just as current Leafs backup Curtis Joseph is done. Heward, a defenseman, has a concussion and won't play. The interesting player is the 22-year-old defenseman Rogers, who is big at 6-foot-5, but slow to develop after getting picked in the first round by Tampa Bay in 2004. The Leafs will take their chances with him. Petiot is a defense prospect going the other way. He is 26 and has bounced around the minors in the Los Angeles and Toronto systems.
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