The NHL trade deadline looms just over of the horizon on February 27th.
The trade deadline marks the make-or-break stage for any team trying for that final push to lock up a conference, division or sometimes a mere playoff spot.
For Detroit Red Wings fans, recent trade deadlines have been just another day on the calendar, as no major moves have been made as far as players coming to or leaving Detroit.
But this trade deadline promises to be a lot more active, and Ken Holland could have something in the works long before then.
With Detroit being able to take on an increasing amount of salary for each day it holds off on trades (due to contracts being paid out by other teams) Detroit can now take on (per CapGeek.com) over $12.1 million in salary cap.
But who will Detroit try and get rid of this trading season?
Read on for the eight players (prospects included) that could find themselves playing elsewhere by the trade deadline.