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Martin St. Louis trade gets the ball rolling on deadline day

Winning an Olympic gold medal ultimately ruined the relationship Tampa Bay and Team Canada general manager Steve Yzerman had with his team's captain. The deal that sent Martin St. Louis to the New York Rangers for fellow captain Ryan Callahan was the first major move of deadline day. Below are several other big deals made in advance of the NHL's trading deadline.

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Lightning trade Martin St. Louis to the N.Y. Rangers

Winning an Olympic gold medal has come with a cost for Team Canada general manager Steve Yzerman. The Tampa Bay Lightning GM traded Martin St. Louis to the New York Rangers for Ryan Callahan. St. Louis was originally left off the Canadian Olympic roster, creating friction between Yzerman and his team's captain. St. Louis ultimately was added to the Olympic team after fellow Lightning teammate Steve Stamkos' broken leg did not heal in time for him to play in Sochi.
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Buffalo trades Ryan Miller to the St. Louis Blues

Miller and teammate Steve Ott went from the NHL’s worst team to a bona fide Stanley Cup contender after being traded to the Central Division-leading Blues in a five-player, two-draft-pick deal last week. It marked the first significant move since Tim Murray took over as Sabres general manager in January.

Roberto Luongo first domino to fall in Vancouver, traded to Florida

In a deal that propelled waves of surprise across the NHL, the 34-year-old goaltender is going exactly to where he wanted: to the Florida Panthers – the team which traded him to Vancouver eight years ago, and the state where he and his family have their off-season home.

Struggling Capitals add Dustin Penner from Ducks

In danger of missing the playoffs for the first time since 2007, Dustin Penner could be the left wing that the Washington Capitals put on their top line alongside right wing Alex Ovechkin, the NHL’s leading goal scorer, and centre Nicklas Backstrom.

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