The NHL trade deadline is 3 p.m. ET on April 12. Analyzing the trades that have happened in the leadup to the final day.
The defending Stanley Cup champions found a way to get better, the NHL's top team solved a problem that has hurt it in the past, and another filled a major void created by an injury. The cap-strapped, reigning champion Tampa Bay Lightning surrendered three draft picks to get defenseman David Savard, the Colorado Avalanche landed veteran goaltender Devan Dubnyk, and the Florida Panthers did something to compensate for Aaron Ekblad's absence by acquiring defenseman Brandon Montour. “They have a team to go for another run and go for the Stanley Cup," Savard said of the Lightning.
Here's how the Lightning's David Savard trade impacts the Bruins ahead of Monday's NHL trade deadline.