Calgary Flames general manager Darryl Sutter continues to burn up the phone lines, completing his second trade in less than 48 hours following a 3-0 loss to Philadelphia on Monday night.
Sutter sent centre Olli Jokinen, an unrestricted free agent at season's end, to the New York Rangers along with tough guy Brandon Prust for a pair of underperforming forwards, Ales Kotalik and Chris Higgins.
They join forwards Niklas Hagman, Matt Stajan, Jamal Mayers and defenceman Ian White, who arrived from Toronto in a seven-player deal on Sunday.
All-star defenceman Dion Phaneuf was the centrepiece of the trade with the Maple Leafs as Toronto GM Brian Burke has made it clear he wants to build from the goaltender out. Later Sunday, he acquired veteran Jean-Sebastien Giguere from Anaheim for fellow netminder Vesa Toskala and forward Jason Blake.
Unlike the Leafs, Calgary finds itself battling for a playoff spot in the NHL's Western Conference, with six new forwards hoping to make a difference.
They are a new-look team. But are they any better?
Flames, Maple Leafs reshaping rostersFlames acquire Kotalik, Higgins
The Calgary Flames continued their extreme makeover late Monday, trading forwards Olli Jokinen and Brandon Prust to the New York Rangers for Ales Kotalik and Christopher Higgins. Kotalik and Higgins join Niklas Hagman, Jamal Mayers, Matt Stajan and Ian White, who were acquired by Calgary on Sunday from the Toronto Maple Leafs.Maple Leafs acquire Phaneuf in 7-player swap
All-star defenceman Dion Phaneuf was the centrepiece of Sunday trade between the Maple Leafs and Flames that also saw forward Fredrik Sjostrom and defensive prospect Keith Aulie head to Toronto for forwards Niklas Hagman, Matt Stajan and Jamal Mayers along with defenceman Ian White.New Flames hope to help ignite offence
Former Maple Leafs Niklas Hagman, Matt Stajan and Jamal Mayers as well as defenceman Ian White are looking forward to joining the Calgary Flames as a group with a chance to spark a sputtering offence and compete in the playoffs.Leafs get Giguere for Blake, Toskala
Toronto general manager Brian Burke found someone to assume Jason Blake's fat contract: his former employee in Anaheim, Bob Murray, now his Ducks counterpart. The forward heads to Anaheim for equally inconsistent goalie Vesa Toskala for veteran netminder Jean-Sebastien Giguere.WHARNSBY: Pushing the salary cap
Although Brian Burke's moves to acquire defenceman Dion Phaneuf from Calgary and goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere from Anaheim continued to put the Maple Leafs right up against the NHL's salary cap, subtracting forward Jason Blake's $4-million US salary from the books is a big relief.FRIEDMAN: 2 GMs desperate for a shakeup
It was Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke’s best chance to napalm his roster, finding another GM equally as desperate for a huge shakeup. Thanks to a nine-game losing streak (although it ended Saturday night), Darryl Sutter became that guy. The two men had no choice. Both teams were drowning in disappointment.MORRISON: Phaneuf still has upside
Maple Leafs newcomer Dion Phaneuf may not be having a good season and his offensive output may be in decline, but at age 24 there is still a potentially huge upside. Phaneuf has the potential to make the Toronto power play better, and he is a physical presence added to a team that wasn't team tough.MAREK: Leafs have better nucleus today
'It's a slap in the face to get traded. I was kind of surprised. I wasn't expecting to get moved, but it's part of the business and I've got to move on.' – Forward Olli Jokinen after being dealt to the New York Rangers
'I want players that play the game hard and are hard to play against. This guy makes our power play better, he's got one of the hardest shots in the league, he's one of the biggest open ice hitters, he's a quality person … I think it's an important day for us.' – Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke on defenceman Dion Phaneuf
'If Wayne Gretzky can get traded, anyone can get traded. I was very surprised but on the other hand, I'm very excited to be going to the biggest hockey market in the world. I talked to them this morning and I'm very excited to be a Toronto Maple Leaf and getting there.' – Maple Leafs' newcomer Dion Phaneuf
'I'm 32 years old, I feel like I still have some hockey left, so I wanted to try to get a chance to be a No. 1 goalie somewhere.' – goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere on coming to Toronto.