Calgary Flames – The Flames are in the middle of a rebuild, and now it is time for a rebuild retool. Hudler and Russell are the most likely to go, but Jones just may be a secret pick-up for a contending team.
Carolina Hurricanes – Obviously Staal is the big fish available in Carolina. The problem is the Hurricanes are tedering on making the playoffs. Management in Carolina just may stay pat and make a run at the playoffs.
Columbus Blue Jackets – The Blue Jackets are stuck in a slow rebuild. They will sell but the problem is they do not have many assets to sell.
Edmonton Oilers – The Oilers are in the longest rebuild in history. History of all professional sports. The Oilers need defense bad, and they are willing to give up some talent on center to get it.
Montreal Canadiens – The Canadiens season has been such a mess that they just might trade anyone other than Carey Price. The team is in shambles and offense is at the top of their needs list.
Philadelphia Flyers – I am not really sure that I would consider the Flyers as strong sellers. This year has been a learning year under new head coach Dave Hakstol. Cap issues and lack of offense have held the Flyers back. The positive is they have a excess of young defenseman prospects, and that is a great problem to have.
Toronto Maple Leafs – It is full out house cleaning in Toronto. The Leafs are looking for draft picks. They are in desperate need of young talent.
Vancouver Canucks – The Canucks have finally hit the point in which management is starting to believe it is time to get younger. That being said, it is time to move some assets for draft picks. Lots of players could be on the move in Vancouver.
Winnipeg Jets – The Jets had high hopes at the beginning of the season. Things just have not worked out this season. Dustin Byfuglien is now signed, and Andrew Ladd has been moved. This is a young team on the rise, and they are now looking for more young talent.
Buffalo Sabres – The Sabres continue to look for good young talent. Another high draft pick this year will help the rebuild, but limited assets at deadline could be a problem. They do have a few players that may draw interest.
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