In case you hadn't heard, the NHL has a trade deadline coming up and there are a lot of teams with big needs that will be trying to make something happen.
Every team will approach the trade deadline looking not only at their needs for the current season, but also at the organization's long-term plan. Players that are going to become free agents this summer, and their willingness/ability to stay in their current city, will go a long way in determining which players are available for a trade.
With the trade deadline in mind, let's look ahead to July of this year. Here are the best- and worst-case scenarios for every NHL team when free agency hits this summer.