The NHL trade deadline is just over a week away. The trades are finally starting to roll in as Hal Gill, Nicklas Grossman and Dominic Moore have all moved in the last few days. This is finally starting to give fans and the media hope that this won't be a slow deadline as some have feared.
Trade deadline day is a big day for the NHL. Multiple television stations are running shows that run from the morning all the way up until after the deadline. It is by far one of the most lucrative days in the NHL when it comes to marketing.
This year should be no different, as many players we never thought would move now could, and teams have completely switched roles when it comes to buying and selling. In the week heading up to the deadline, there will be plenty of intrigue.
Here are 15 reasons why the 2012 trade deadline will be huge for the NHL.