Shattenkirk's a lethal offensive piece, especially on the power play, and makes a league-best Caps team that much more dangerous and deep.
He also came relatively inexpensively. When you can add a major playmaker without selling the farm, that's always a win.
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Loser: Ottawa Senators
A depleted Sens team desperately needed some offensive help at the deadline. But they went about it in questionable fashion.
Ottawa had one of the most head-scratching deals when they traded a top prospect for a declining Alex Burrows, who will turn 36 this spring. Then they immediately handed him a two-year extension worth $5 million. Yikes.
They also added Viktor Stalberg and Tommy Wingels to help up front, but the Burrows deal is a big gamble that could look very bad in a few years. It just wasn't necessary.
That could prove to be very wise if Quick goes down again. Even if the groin holds up, Bishop's price was low enough to make it worth it for the Kings.
They also bought low on Jarome Iginla on deadline day to slot in next to Anze Kopitar on their top line. Iginla's production has been terrible this year, but that could be a product of an awful Avalanche team. They're hoping he will find a spark with a change of scenery and a reunion with Darryl Sutter.
Regardless, Iginla only cost a conditional fourth-round pick that will only be surrendered if the Kings make the playoffs or re-sign Iginla. The Kings also traded Dwight King to acquire a conditional fourth-rounder that can become a third if King re-signs with the Canadiens.
At best, they basically acquire Iginla for free while getting a pick. At worst, they traded him straight up for Dwight King. Worth a shot.
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Loser: Montreal Canadiens
The Canadiens were extremely active during the deadline, adding Jordie Benn, Dwight King, Steve Ott and Brandon Davidson.
Unfortunately, that's a pretty underwhelming crop of players.
They may have addressed a need for penalty killers, but the more pressing issue was finding scoring help, and they definitely did not do that.
For a Montreal team losing its grip on the Atlantic's top spot, this was a very disappointing deadline.
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Winner: Tampa Bay Lightning
The Lightning were in a tough position heading into the deadline. They're on the wrong side of the Eastern Conference playoff bubble but still have a chance to sneak in, yet they had some expiring contracts drawing interest from other teams.
In addition to getting what they could for Bishop, who wasn't part of their plans beyond this season, Tampa Bay also managed to get a decent return on depth center Brian Boyle, who was dealt to the Leafs.
Their most important work came on deadline day, though. They managed to clear major cap space by dealing Valtteri Filppula to the Flyers for Mark Streit, who was immediately flipped to Pittsburgh.
Essentially, the Lightning dumped $5 million for just the cost of a seventh-round draft pick.
That money will be extremely important this summer, when the Lightning will approach negotiations with Tyler Johnson, Ondrej Palat, Jonathan Drouin and Andrej Sustr.
They may not have had the most exciting deadline with immediate improvements, but they made significant strides for the future.
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Loser: Colorado Avalanche
The Avalanche have been awful this season, and were long rumored to be shopping some of their major pieces — including Gabriel Landeskog and Matt Duchene — in the interest of a rebuild.
Ultimately, Landeskog and Duchene stayed put. Which isn't necessarily a negative considering they didn't need to be dealt and the Avs shouldn't have sold for less than equal value.
But it's clear that something needs to change in Colorado if they want to right the ship, and they're no closer to doing that now than they were before the deadline.
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