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The new trade-deadline report cards

How the deals really played out as the postseason heats up

Originally Published: April 21, 2009
By Mike Hume | ESPN Insider

Issuing post-trade deadline report cards is a rite every March. Only problem is, a month after the deadline, the semester is still far from complete -- especially for those seeking the Stanley Cup. For these teams, final exams are just now getting underway. And some of them are already improving their grades.

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