These trades were all for keepers next year. I am on the verge of the playoffs (7/10), but Tavares injury put the nail in my team's coffin this year. Both of my skating keepers had season ending injuries, combined with the disappointing Sedins, combined with goalie injuries really left my team wanting. :-(
I gave up Crawford/Okposo and got Tukka Rask/Teddy Purcell.
I gave up Alex Pietrangelo/Henrik Sedin/Daniel Sedin to get Patrick Sharp/Nathan Horton/Derek Roy.
I drafted both Sedins and expected them to be much better this year than they have been. I knew I would have to drop Tavares this year (hit the maximum allowable keeps) and expected one or both of the Sedins to be my skating keepers. Their lackluster play this year including the Olympics really scared me and convinced me I needed to make a move. I tried to trade for the best of the best Malkin/Crosby/etc..., but I couldn't get any interest no matter what I included. :-(
My keepers will now be Patrick Sharp/Matt Duchene/Tukka Rask. I have definitely improved my keepers for next year. I got the best goalie in the world (IMO) who has one of the best situations (team, backup, starts, shot against, etc....) in the league. I also have two great up and coming players who have never been kept before so I can keep them for the maximum allowed (3 years) unless I can get a better player early in the draft next year.
PS - I still have a very outside chance at the playoffs this year (only 15 points behind the 6th place team), but really doubt it will happen since I really have very little scoring punch anymore. If my goalies stand on their heads and I get PIMs, shots and +/- then there is a slim possibility.