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Teams reluctant to make big trades

Mar 02, 2017 - South Florida Sun-Sentinel

With teams jockeying to stay in playoff contention and eager to preserve their protected lists to brace for the NHL expansion draft in June, there were only a few notable deals completed before the deadline struck Wednesday afternoon.

Officially, the NHL said there were 18 trades completed involving 33 players, the lowest totals since April 2013, when 17 deals were made involving 30 players. Even so, quantity didn't equate to quality this time, with 17 of the players dealt having been pla...