Prospects dealt over the past few days:
Andre Petersson – to Anaheim
Alex Grant to Ottawa
Calle Jarnkrok to Nashville
Sebastien Collberg to Islanders
Reto Berra to Colorado
Andrei Loktionov to Carolina
Matt Frattin to Columbus
Hudson Fasching & Nicolas Deslauriers to Buffalo
Brayden McNabb to Los Angeles
Chris Brown to Washington
David Rundblad & Mathieu Brisebois to Chicago
Jacob Markstrom to Vancouver
Steven Anthony to Florida
Matt Mangene to Islanders
Patrick Mullen to Ottawa
Jeff Costello to Vancouver
Brandon Pirri to Florida
Marc Mancari to Florida
Eric Selleck to St. Louis
William Carrier to Buffalo
Analysis of the deals:
Ottawa adds a rather large defenseman to their depth in Binghamton in Alex Grant. He has performed strongly this season and has some NHL potential at the age of 25. He has also shown some reasonable offensive prowess with about half a point per game in his last trio of professional seasons, including two goals in a pair of games for Anaheim this season.
Bryan Murray spoke before the deadline that the Sens had some prospect forward depth to use to acquire what they needed, and decided to deal their smallish, scoring Swede Andre Petersson. Anaheim was more than welcome to add some more offensive depth for their roster. Petersson will have to compete with some strong talent around him so he kind of moved sideways in terms of opportunity.
Detroit had a ton of valued prospects to deal and might have moved the most optimal one for the organization. Calle Jarnkrok is a productive, responsible forward that has shown very good transition to North America. He is the type of player Nashville greatly values and thus he will be given all the opportunities that they can. Bob MacKenzie has stated there is speculation that he could go back to Sweden after the season.
Collberg is having a tough season with limited production in the Swedish Elite league, but he has a talent level that makes him very attractive should he develop properly. His speed is an asset and could bring a new dimension to Brooklyn within a couple years. Depending on your outlook, he may have gone to a more attractive place to play as with Montreal, he would have been another undersized player on an undersized team. His wing versatility is nice to have too especially with the centers in the organization.
Colorado purchased ‘Berra insurance’ for J.S. Gigure. Reto Berra will likely be assigned to the AHL as I believe he does not have to clear waivers as he was already assigned to AHL this season without them. Even if he isn’t, he will help provide piece of mind for Colorado as Varlamov has a history of being a band-aid boy and Giggy has chronic back issues. Berra also gives competition to