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The Columbus Blue Jackets acquired James Wisniewski and Jeff Carter to try to fight their way into the playoffs. The Minnesota Wild traded away Brent Burns and Martin Havlat to the San Jose Sharks for Devin Setoguchi and Dany Heatley.
Will any of these moves affect the 2011-12 regular-season standings in the Western Conference?
Nicklas Lidstrom returned for another season in Detroit, but will the Red Wings claim another division title?
Can any team challenge Henrik and Daniel Sedin and the Vancouver Canucks in the Northwest Division?
Did the Los Angeles Kings make the right moves to propel Anze Kopitar and the team to the top of the Pacific Division?