NHL Trade Speculation: 10 Teams Willing to Gamble It All at the Trade Deadline

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NHL Trade Speculation: 10 Teams Willing to Gamble It All at the Trade Deadline
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Given the upcoming trade deadline on February 27, the majority of NHL teams are looking to make deals, and make them quick.

While the number of teams considered to be buyers still heavily outnumber those seen as sellers, the Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning have already kickstarted the league's trades, and more deals are sure to follow.

While there currently doesn't seem to be a high volume of superstar talent available, some big names have appeared in trade rumours. Rick Nash has been one high-quality player who has garnered tons of interest in the past few days, according to Columbus Dispatch reporter Aaron Portzline.

Several general managers are frantically trying to make the proper trades for their respective situations, but how far will a general manager go to get what he wants?

Year after year, the NHL has seen a multitude of trades occur in the weeks leading up to the deadline, and not all of them have paid off.

Take for example Dustin Penner, who last season was dealt from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings. The Kings gave up a promising prospect in Colten Teubert, as well as two early draft picks to acquire Penner, and it just hasn't been a fit. So far, Penner has 19 points in 63 regular season games with the Kings.

So how big of a gamble is too big?

Here are 10 NHL clubs who could be willing to make huge risks between now and the NHL's trade deadline next Monday.

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