Grades for every major trade ahead of the NHL trade deadline

Ben Bishop has been traded to the Kings. Johnny Oduya is back with the Blackhawks. Kevin Shattenkirk is a Capital. How have all the GMs involved done? Here are our grades on all the major deadline trades. Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

As is tradition, there will be a flurry of trades ahead of the NHL trade deadline at 3 p.m. ET March 1.

What kind of value have the general managers involved generated for their franchises? That's where ESPN Insider Craig Custance comes in.

After consulting with GMs, scouts, coaches and players around the league, Craig issues his trade grades for each team involved in this season's major moves.

To be clear, these are not necessarily predictions of how the deals will be viewed several years down the road (when any prospects or picks involved will have grown to maturity). Rather, this is an appraisal of what the GMs involved were able to do, given the current market conditions, and yes, the impending expansion draft for the Vegas Golden Knights has been taken into account.

In short, this is your one-stop shop for an assessment of all the major moves, and the page will be continuously updated as the deals are made up until the deadline.

Here we go ...