From Barry Melrose: "The Jeff Carter trade might end up being the best deal of the trade deadline. Columbus gets an underachieving guy who doesn't want to be there, with an albatross of a contract, out of their organization for a good young defenseman and a first-round pick. This might be the turnaround move of a terrible year.
"I think Columbus is crazy to trade Rick Nash. Whoever moves a star player, in the history of the NHL, has never won the deal. Who did the Bruins get for Joe Thornton? Who did Atlanta get for Ilya Kovalchuk? Who did Atlanta get for Marian Hossa? See, you don't know."