There may have already been a lot of trade action, but not all the big names are off the board quite yet. Here are the top five players left in play and where they could be headed at the trade deadline.
Lightning GM Steve Yzerman made a pair of late-night trades Sunday, acquiring veteran blueliner Braydon Coburn from the Flyers for defenseman Radko Gudas, then shipping out young winger Brett Connolly to the Bruins for a pair of second-round draft picks.
The New York Rangers were by far the busiest NHL team the day before the trade deadline – and late Sunday night, they finished up by signing winger Mats Zuccarello to a four-year, $18-million contract extension.
With the Red Wings unsure of a return for key left winger Johan Franzen, GM Ken Holland traded for the experience and pedigree of veteran Erik Cole Sunday. Detroit surrendered two prospects and a draft pick in the deal, but it's a smart bet whether or not Franzen is healthy.
Move over, Buffalo. The Arizona Coyotes accelerated their rebuild and brightened their future with their big trades over the weekend.
The Winnipeg Jets continued tinkering with their lineup as they fight for a playoff spot, acquiring veteran winger Lee Stempniak from the Rangers Sunday in return for young winger Carl Klingberg.
Panthers winger Jaromir Jagr is a surefire first-ballot Hockey Hall-of-Famer, and Sunday against Tampa Bay, the Czech icon set two more milestones: his first goal for Florida, and his 717th career goal – tying him with Phil Esposito for fifth on the NHL's all-time scorer's list.
New York Rangers GM Glen Sather has never been afraid of making big trades, and he was at it again Sunday afternoon, acquiring veteran defenseman Keith Yandle from Arizona in a multiplayer deal that will send highly-touted prospect Anthony Duclair, John Moore and two high draft picks to the Coyotes.
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