NHL trade grade – Josh Manson pushes Colorado Avalanche closer to Stanley Cup

The Colorado Avalanche made a major move ahead of the March 21 NHL trade deadline, acquiring Anaheim Ducks defenseman Josh Manson on Monday in exchange for unsigned prospect Drew Helleson and a 2023 second-round draft pick. Anaheim retained 50% of Manson’s $4.1 million cap hit in the transaction, and he is poised to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

How did both teams do in the swap? We grade the GMs here: