With WoCHL Season 5 over, and the Mango Cup headed north of the border to the office of tdesilva94 🏆,flashmobbob🏆, and Dwyy__🏆, we must all remember that owning a winning team is sometimes the furthest thing from a walk in the park. Owners have to figure out who's available every given night, who plays well together, and must be a team leader for their squad day in and day out, while trying to keep a roster of up to 15 happy. But this doesn't always go smoothly, and when things get tough, owners sometimes need to turn to the trade block to help their team get back on track. So, without further ado, here are the top 5 trades made in the WoCHL this past season.
5.Smokin Aces Acquire a Clutch Playoff Defenceman
The Cowboys send sumeetK04🏆 , thefizah , and imskore to the Aces for YuNgWuN413 and xdexcruze
The two most influential players in this trade ended up being sumeetK04🏆 and YuNgWuN413 . However, the Aces stood to benefit a lot more when YuNgWuN413 was sent elsewhere. sumeetK04🏆 gave opponents fits during the playoffs, including scoring a sweet OT goal against the North Stars which helped spark a series comeback. sumeetK04🏆 would finish up with 160 TK and just 76 Gv over 21 regular season games with the Aces, before picking up 6 points and 113 TK in just 12 playoff games. It is clear that this trade, and sumeetK04🏆 proved to be a difference maker down the stretch for the Smokin Aces.
4.New Points Leader in Town
The Canada North Stars Acquire ricklagass_from the Highlanders for yyz_ferda
THEREALDEALTNT13 was staring another missed playoffs in the face when he carried the North Stars to an 8-14-2 record through the first 24 games of the season. It was abundantly clear that the North Stars needed scoring up front if they were going to help out the efforts of AtChicago 🅿 and heatmiser47 on defence, and take some pressure off of WXRDO30. ricklagass_ had 36 points in just 13 games as the Highlanders too scorer, and turned heads when he was put on the block. ricklagass_ turned into a great scoring option on cabot07's off wing, and as an added bonus, added to the list of bilingual North Stars. The North Stars ended up going 24-8-0 after acquiring ricklagass_ who put up 55 points and a +30 rating in just 19 games, so could you say it worked? I think so.
3.Top Pick Gets Moved
The Nordiques Acquire krackerboi and TJ from the Bandits for Tiger_Fan-1984
It didn't take long for Tiger_Fan-1984 to bounce around to a few more teams before settling down, so this really was TJ and krackerboi for free. TJ made an immediate impact, and finished his Nordiques tenure going 11-8-2 with a 3.39 GAA and a .762 sv% before unlocking another gear in the playoffs, going 4-2-0 with a 2.65 GAA and an .845 sv%. krackerboi had just 5 points in 3 games with the Bandits before turning in a respectable 32 points in 14 games with the Nordiques. However, krackerboi may be best known for his part on the Nordiques top line, in what turned into a much deeper than expected playoff run. krackerboi put up 14 points in 7 games (including 9 goals), before his team ultimately dropped a series to the future Champions. This trade may be one of the best-valued trades of Season 5.
2.They Traded Who?
The Canada North Stars Acquire VxD- from Easy Work for Zetterhank40
When Zetterhank40 and Icewings40 entered the free agent pools, their online stats turned heads in their direction, so when the North Stars placed Zetterhank40 on the block, maximusdonkeus had to make the tough decision of whether to give up one of his top players to reunite brothers Zetterhank40 and Icewings40. After many trade proposals, the dust was settled, and top five scorer VxD- was wearing new threads. VxD- scored 29 goals in just 11 games for the North Stars (I would be excited if I could have 29 POINTS in 11 games), and solidified the North Stars playoff berth, helping the team go 9-1-0 to end the season.
1.A High Scoring Exchange
The Blue Demons send Atkins77 , Oakley1169 and dirtydangler to the Eagles for Oppiicity and yung96
This is the one trade that shocked the WoCHL this season. It was a little unclear as to what both teams wanted to accomplish with this, but both owners must have seen yung96 and Atkins77 as players with two very different play styles, benefitting both teams. However, it was the Blue Demons that ended up going on a historic 24-game win streak... and it was not ALL because of yung96 . Oppiicity , who appeared to be more of a high end throw-in who know one knew very much about, blossomed into an all-star. After putting up a modest 10 points in 4 games with the Eagles, Oppiicity would go on to put up 75 in just 20 games with the Demons, making him a real steal in the trade of the year.