NHL Trade Deadline Report: Who’s in Play? On the Potential Sellers Market

 

The NHL Trade Deadline is less than two weeks away but the trade market has yet to take off. A big reason for that is due to a limited number of sellers. According to one league source, there are only three true sellers right now in the Columbus Blue Jackets, Carolina Hurricanes and Edmonton Oilers. In the Eastern Conference, teams such as the Buffalo Sabres, New York Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning who are eight points out of a playoff spot are believed to be a week away from whether to go into full sell mode, while a team like the Montreal Canadiens who are 6-4-0 in their last 10 games and only seven points out of a playoff spot, could suddenly become a buyer (although unlikely) in a conference with vulnerable teams battling for the No. 7 and No. 8 spots. Big names surfacing as trade bait include ColumbusRead More »