Once the NHL playoffs begin in April, all 16 teams are hoping to play four rounds of exciting and physical hockey on the road to the Stanley Cup. But often, teams get more worn down as they advance to later rounds, and the grind certainly takes a toll on players.
The trade deadline is the last chance to add both skill and depth before the playoff struggle begins, and while many teams are in search of an extra scoring punch, perhaps even more critical is having another reliable and experienced body on defence.
Hal Gill is the player that many playoff-bound teams should be after. He has experience, leadership and skill. More than any other possible acquisition, he will provide the defensive backbone that any team needs to win the Stanley Cup.
Here are ten teams that should heavily consider making a move for Hal Gill in order to get their roster ready in time for the playoffs.