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FTB: A trade shakes up a sleepy week for the NHL

Lou is at it again!

NHL: DEC 10 Maple Leafs at Canucks Photo by Derek Cain/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It had been a quiet week in the NHL up until yesterday. Half of the teams are out on their bye-week leading up to the All-Star Break this weekend. The other half, which includes the Maple Leafs, will get their bye-week after the ASG, so tomorrow’s Leafs game will be the last for about nine days. More on that here:

The sleepy schedule and lack of news was all shaken up yesterday by the Islanders GM Lou Lamoriello finally striking a deal, and it was a big one.

Islanders acquire Horvat from Canucks for Beauvillier, Raty and protected first - Lighthouse Hockey
The news broke early evening and so it’s still being fully digested, but shuffling around a team captain and a first round draft pick is always going to generate debate about “who won the trade.”

But take a moment to pour one out for Bo Horvat.

Another nugget of information came out later in the evening:

There’s a poll at the end to vote on who won. The Trade Deadline is March 3rd.

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Who won the big trade?

This poll is closed

  • 35%
    The Islanders.
    (161 votes)
  • 15%
    The Canucks.
    (72 votes)
  • 15%
    It’s a draw.
    (71 votes)
  • 33%
    Everyone lost.
    (150 votes)
454 votes total Vote Now