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Evan’s Daily: Avalanche Acquire Johnson, Meier Goes to New Jersey

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Teams are not waiting until the NHL trade deadline on Friday to make their moves.

On Sunday, the Colorado Avalanche brought back an old friend. Jack Johnson, who left as an unrestricted free agent for Chicago, was re-acquired by the Avalanche for another Cup run.

In the Eastern Conference, New Jersey made a big move. Timo Meier, the best player on the trade market by far, is headed to the Devils.

And those were not the only moves made on a wild Sunday.

All that and more in this Monday edition of Evan’s Daily.

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NHL Trades

Timo Meier is headed to New Jersey. For the Sharks, they’re acquiring a lot of picks and prospects, but in terms of high end assets, it seems a little disappointing. Especially when you look at what Tampa Bay gave up later in the day for a lesser player…

Tampa Bay always makes a move around this time, but they gave up a lot for Tanner Jeannot. Cal Foote (Adam’s son) and FIVE draft picks are headed to Nashville from Tampa. Jeannot has not looked the same this year, and has only five goals.

Ivan Barbashev is headed to Vegas, as they gave up one of the few good prospects they have to get him from St. Louis.

Inside the division, the Dallas Stars made a relatively minor move. They sent Denis Gurianov to Montreal, and brought in veteran Evgenii Dadonov.

And in a move we may have missed on Saturday, Winnipeg acquired Nino Niederreiter from Nashville for a second round pick.

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