Let the countdown begin.
The Feb. 27th NHL trade deadline is now less than two weeks away, and the rumor mill is heating up. With 26 teams still realistically battling for a playoff spot, the hockey world could see a lot of movement from here on out.
As the deadline nears, it becomes clearer who will not be moved before the deadline. For example, New Jersey Devils forward Zach Parise has been all over the rumor mill since the season's opening, but now it looks almost certain that the Devils will try to re-sign him.
What won't become clear to us until the deadline hits is which players are moved.
It is likely there will be some deadline surprises. Players we never thought would be moved will be dealt, and players we thought were sure to have new homes will stay put.
For now all we can do is speculate, and that's exactly what this slideshow will do.
Here are the five players I believe have the best chance at being moved before the deadline.