Look back at five best deadline deals in 2012

Los Angeles Kings' Jeff Carter, right, celebrates his game-winning-goal on the Edmonton Oilers with...

Los Angeles Kings' Jeff Carter, right, celebrates his game-winning-goal on the Edmonton Oilers with Drew Doughty during third period NHL action at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alta. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. The Oilers lost 3-1. (Amber Bracken/QMI Agency)

CHRIS STEVENSON, QMI Agency

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With the trade deadline looming, there have already been a number of key players taken off the market by proactive general managers. Will the deals that have been done or will be done help a team get over the hump? What can we learn from what happened at last year's deadline and in the days leading up to it? Can the deals we have seen go down in the last few days and before Wednesday's deadline be a game changer for a team?

Here's a look at the five best deals from last year's deadline:


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