I am the GM of the old West & East Conference and I can only trade players out of their conferences , those are the 15 deals that I am proposing. ( Salary Cap , Team Needs, Depth Areas and Years Remaining on the contract are all factors included).
1. MTL - ANA Andrei Markov for Emerson Etem 1st round draft pick (2014)
( Explanation: Someone that can mentor Cam Fowler and also contribute to the present window for the Ducks to win the Stanley Cup , Montreal gets a great young player and dump salary)
2. BOS-CLB Brad Marchand for Brandon Dubinsky/2nd round draft pick (2014)
( Columbus needs more scorers like Brad Marchand, while Boston gets another player that can play '' Boston '' hockey
3. OTT-PHX Milan Michalek+Zack Smith for Keith Yandle & 3rd rounder (2015)
- The Sens get another defender that can create offense other than Erik Karlsson
while PHX gets a star forward that can create dynamite offense with Mike Ribeiro
4. TOR-CAL James Reimer for TJ Brodie
- Calgary gets a starting goaltender while Toronto gets a replacement to possibly Franson or Phaneuf
5. BUF-STL Thomas Vanek Extended ( 3 years ) & 2nd round draft pick for David Backes, TJ Rattie & 1st round draft pick (2015)
- Sabres are rebuilding and STL gets their star forward that they've been looking for.
6. PIT-VAN Matt Niskanen for Jannik Hansen & Dave Weise
7. NYR-CHI Marc Staal for Patrick Sharp
Rangers need more offence & Marc Staal takes some ice time from Keith & Seabrook for them to not play 30 minutes a night.
8. NYI- EDM Evgeni Nabokov and Michael Grabner & 1st for Devan Dubnyk and Ales Hemsky
NYI gets their number one goaltender ( long term) and a forward that can excel with or without John Tavares, while EDM gets an excellent third liner to replace Hemsky , an a stop gap goalie that could put them in the playoffs.
9. PHI- NSH Scott Hartnell + Braydon Coburn+ Scott Laughton + Robert Hagg for Shea Weber
PHI get their number 1 defensemen with Timonen departing, while Nashville will have a 30 goal scorer , another top 4 defenseman , a possible n.1/n.2 center and another good young defender
10. NJD - DAL Adam Henrique+ Peter Harrold for Trevor Daley + 1st draft pick
Dallas gets their n.2 center to leave pressure off the Tyler Seguin line and New Jersey get a defensemen that can create offence on a good contract.
11. WAS - DET 3rd+ 4th rounder for Joakim Anderson
Salary dump from Detroit , Washington gets a center that could arguably steal the 2C spot.
12.TBL - SJS Malone for Havlat+ Justin Braun
- Trading 2 injury prone players with the same contract but Martin Havlat has more potential to produce
13. CAR - Gleason + Dalpe for Martinez + Ellerby + Clifford
LA had a logjam at defence and departs with their 2 arguably worst defenders and a young player they won't be able to sign anyway, CAR departs with a prospect that hasn't been able to create a spot for himself .
14. WIN - COL Bogosian for Ryan O'Reilly
Winnipeg needs more offence and has great defensive depth , COL needs defensive help and already have 3 top centerman.
15. FLA-MIN Sean Bergenheim + 2nd for Matthew Dumba
Minnesota's Stanley Cup window is NOW while Florida is rebuilding.