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NHL trade deadline winners and losers: Breaking down best, worst moves originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

The 2021 NHL trade deadline has passed, and we saw several impactful moves made over the last week by contending teams hoping to make a run to the Stanley Cup Final.

The East Division contenders, including the Boston Bruins, New York Islanders and Washington Capitals, all were aggressive in upgrading their scoring depth for the playoffs. Several other teams with real championship hopes, including the Colorado Avalanche and Tampa Bay Lightning, also addressed key roster weaknesses with trades.

It’s all setting up for what should be one of the most competitive postseasons in recent memory. 

Which teams made the best and worst moves before the trade deadline?