This article is part of our Frozen Fantasy series.
I've often been critical of deadline deals and their impact both on the ice and in fantasy. How often has a player really seen their game leap when forced into a tough new situation and system?
We hope for so much. But those hopes are often dashed.
This year feels a bit different and I'm not sure why. Maybe GMs are catching on. The deals were smart pretty much all around. You can question some, but there's logic to just about every one.
Even the so-called surprises.
Fit matters, just like in any business. The Panthers' move to jettison Vincent Trocheck caught some by surprise. But he and Coach Q never seemed to be on the same page. Now the Canes have three bona fide scoring lines. Smart.
And there are a few guys below who feel like a much better fit in their new uniforms. No guarantees, of course. But at this time of the fantasy season, we're all rolling the dice hard to make the smallest of gains. Or hold off a charge.
After the list, I'll talk briefly about two deals where I truly question the fit. Now, let's take a look at who caught my eye this week.
Adam Henrique, LW/C, Anaheim (27 percent Yahoo! owned) – Henrique