NHL Trade Speculation: 11 Best Young Players Likely on the Move at the Deadline

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NHL Trade Speculation: 11 Best Young Players Likely on the Move at the Deadline
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Edmonton Oilers' Sam Gagner is likely to be on the move come February 27th.

As the February 27th NHL trade deadline approaches, teams are either looking to buy or sell. Caught in between are the players that will be involved in the trades.

More often than not, teams look to add experience, and because of this veterans like Ryan Smyth and Ray Whitney become hot commodities.

But that's not to say that young players are not sought after too.

Whether it is because of a poor season or contracts set to expire, sometimes teams need to let go of their young talent in order to do what is best for the franchise. Teams that are looking for an offensive spark are more than willing to take them—if they are willing to pay the price.

Ahead on this list are the 11 best young players likely on the move at the deadline. 

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