With the NHL's February 27 trade deadline fast approaching, the Northeast Division continues to be among the most perplexing in the league. While the Boston Bruins are contenders as expected, the Montreal Canadiens and Buffalo Sabres are having extremely disappointing seasons.
The Toronto Maple Leafs, who seem to improve annually, are clinging to the eighth playoff seed in the Eastern Conference. The Ottawa Senators, who were supposed to be near the bottom of the standings, currently find themselves sitting in seventh place.
Evidently, each team in the division will have a different approach to the trade deadline, and rightfully so. After all, 17 points separate the Boston Bruins and Buffalo Sabres. While some teams will look to buy, others will look to sell off their assets in hopes of making their team more competitive in the coming years.
So who are the buyers? The Sellers? Which players in the Northeast Division could be on the move? Who are these teams targeting? Keep reading to find out.