Evaluating the postdeadline East

Caps, others get help, but will it be enough?

Updated: February 28, 2011, 9:31 PM ET
By E.J. Hradek | ESPN The Magazine

While the Eastern Conference -- top to bottom -- isn't nearly as competitive as the West, there are several teams that see a great opportunity to carry the Stanley Cup in June.

With the 2011 trade deadline in the rearview mirror, here's my look at each of the East's 15 teams and the moves they made (or didn't make).


Philadelphia Flyers
GM Paul Holmgren made his move when he traded for winger Kris Versteeg earlier in the month. He also added the always popular "depth defenseman," picking up Nick Boynton off waivers Saturday. The Flyers are poised for a deep playoff run.