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Habsent Minded 2.40: A Deadline Day Evaluation

Full focus on the trade deadline in this latest episode of Habsent Minded.

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Patrik Bexell and Anton Rasegård met up in the metropolis Ängelholm to watch Rögle take on Örebro in the SHL and discuss the movement during the last days of the trade season.

The Montreal Canadiens ended up securing five more draft picks for five players on expiring deals. Was that enough or should there have been more movement in a seemingly hot sellers market? Did Marc Bergevin make the right move when he let Ilya Kovalchuk decide his own destination, or should the GM have persisted in making the best deal possible? Is there any chance that this was not the last time we see Kovalchuk in a Habs jersey?

The Swedes also dive into a discussion surrounding the Canadiens now substantial war chest, which after Monday consists of 14 picks in the upcoming draft. What does this mean for the near future and are there signs of a significant plan behind it? Lastly, Patrik and Anton bring up which teams around the league they consider to be winners and losers of the Deadline Day frenzy.