The trade of longtime Capitals forward Brooks Laich to Toronto with Washington emerging as a Stanley Cup favorite brings to mind notable players who never hoisted the chalice because they lost their best chance when they were dealt on or just before the NHL trade deadline by a team that went on to win it that year. BY ALLAN MUIR
Draft picks are a common part of NHL trade deadline deals, but it can take years before a team knows if they've paid off. Here are 13 acquired choices that were later used to draft players who became stars. BY ALLAN MUIR
As the NHL trade deadline looms, we present the league's most-traveled players of the past and present. These players were dealt at various times throughout the year and not necessarily at the trade deadline.