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Trading Deadline: Interim On/Off-Ice +/- Numbers

Sometimes it's hard to tell how a team did at the trading deadline. Goals and Assists over 20 games can be misleading, and you never know who to give credit to when a team starts doing better as a whole.

On the other hand, sometimes you have a case like the Atlanta Thrashers, who've gone on a tear since picking up Keith Tkachuk and Alexei Zhitnik, in no small part thanks to the tremendous offensive performance of those two new guys. Here's a smattering of other trade deadline performers, before and after the trade:

Tkachuk +0.71 -> +3.72
Zhitnik +2.00 (NYI), -0.19 (PHI) -> +2.92
Rivet -0.38 -> +2.81
Bergeron +0.42 -> +1.45
Smyth +1.22 -> + 1.38
Stuart -0.44 -> +0.50
Guerin +1.23 -> + 0.43
Carter +0.66 -> -0.97
Comrie +1.08 -> -1.44
Perreault +0.67 -> -1.68
Forsberg +2.42 -> -1.88
Laraque +2.05 -> -2.91

See these numbers and more at http://behindthenet.ca/player_stats.html