Wow. Nonis has gone beyond my expectations. Sean Brown isn't much of an addition, but at least he's better than our AHL d-men (I don't consider Bieska an AHL d-men anymore). Nonis managed to grab Carney, who's a pretty damn good d-man and Nonoren (can't spell his name) who's a pretty good goalie. He traded away McCarthy and McCarthy although played like crap his first half, was actually quite good in his last 15 or so games... However, this move has more to do with freeing up cap space and getting the bad end more physical...Hence enter Brown and exit McCarthy. I just love the Carney and Nonoren trades cause we didn't give up much, but got quality in return.
Btw, I disagree with you Monkey on the Avs move. That was one dumbass move IMO. Theodore has been stunking it up big time this season and has been getting worse the last few seasons. The only reason PL picked him up is cause he's French Canadian. The Habs just robbed the Avs big time. Now the Avs are stuck with one really bad contract they can't get out of. I'm sure glad the Nucks didn't get Theo when he was being offered to them (probably for a bag of pucks). Gainey looks like a genious in this trade.
Btw, the Oilers deals looks great for them. They got Roloson and Samsonov! The Oilers and the Nucks looks to be 2 stronger teams now while the Flames remain the same and the Avs get weaker trading away their no. 1 goalie for an injure one (he would suck even more if he wasn't injured). It looks like the Wild are giving up on their season, otherwise, no way would they trade one of their goalies to Edmonton (a team that's directly ahead of them in the standings).
As for other teams... looks like the Devils are just unloading d-men and that the Leafs don't want to do anything.