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Evan’s Daily: Makar Returns, Trade Deadline Grades Around NHL

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Cale Makar returned to the ice for the Colorado Avalanche, and now that the trade deadline has passed, it’s time to see who passed and who failed.

The Avalanche had a big game in Dallas on Saturday, and to say it did not go well would be an understatement. But looking on the bright side, Makar did return to the team and completed a game healthy. That’s something.

Now that a little time has passed since the trade deadline, it’s time to take a look at who did well and who did not.

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

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The trade deadline for the Avalanche could probably be best described with one word: Blah.

The game in Dallas went horribly for the Avalanche. The Stars came out and punched them right in the mouth.

On the bright side, Cale Makar is back. Not a whole lot else good came from that game, and they really missed Josh Manson and Valeri Nichushkin.

Trade Deadline Review

Boston has the best team in the NHL, and they only got better at the trade deadline. Check out what their writers think of the moves right here.

The Penguins deadline wasn’t that different from what the Avalanche did, except they may have dug themselves a hole come summer time. Read about their deadline here.

The Sharks were one of the big sellers, but did they get enough back?

ESPN took a look at the winners and losers of the trade deadline. One big loser was James van Riemsdyk.

In Philadelphia, van Riemsdyk spoke to the media and admitted he was surprised he wasn’t dealt.

The Capitals traded away some veterans and players that helped them win the Cup, and while it was difficult, it was also very necessary.

In Montreal, there is a lot of disappointment around how the deadline went down.

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