The 2012 NHL trade deadline revisited

Will Jarome Iginla be this season's Jeff Carter at the trade deadline?

Will Jarome Iginla be this season's Jeff Carter at the trade deadline?

MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:45 PM ET

Will Jarome Iginla be this season’s Jeff Carter?

In reviewing all the deals consummated in the two weeks leading up to the 2012 trade deadline, Carter easily was the biggest name moved.

The fact that he went on to hoist the Stanley Cup with Los Angeles after coming over from the Columbus was a rare example that, yes, some swaps leading up to and at the deadline do, in fact, pay off.

For the most part, however, the Carter deal is the exception to the rule.


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