Top 10 most shocking transactions of 2015 (Puck Daddy Year in Hockey) (Puck Daddy)

Top 10 most shocking transactions of 2015 (Puck Daddy Year in Hockey) (Puck Daddy)

(Puck Daddy presents its annual look back at the year in hockey. Check back every day through the New Year for our many lists and hot takes.)  Buyouts, firings, hirings, retirements, signings, trades… there are a lot of different transactions that can take place during an NHL season. Trades usually get the biggest reactions because a number come out of nowhere, while others we expect to be consummated at some points. There were tons of NHL transactions in 2015, some of which surprised all of us to varying degrees.  Here are the Top 10 Shocking Transactions of 2015. Please list anyone we missed, or your own list, in the comments! 10. Pittsburgh Penguins find a taker for Rob Scuderi, get Trevor Daley in return Penguins fans had been hoping for a buyout of the veteran defenseman in the summer. He wasn’t, but GM Jim Rutherford did find a team to ship him off to in December: the Chicago Blackhawks, who sent Daley back with Pittsburgh hoping he can be a puck-moving defenseman they seek. 9. Contracts of Marc Savard, Chris Pronger passed to new teams The NHL’s salary cap has caused general manager to be creative when trying to add/unload cap space on their rosters. Marc Savard and Chris Pronger won’t be playing hockey again, but they still have active cap hits until the end of the 2016-17 season. Those cap hits are the real asset, and while their salaries are under $1 million it made sense for the Panthers to add Savard’s hit and the Coyotes to bring on Pronger’s in separate deals over the summer. Pronger now becomes the third Hockey Hall of Famer connected to the franchise since their move from Winnipeg.

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