The NHL trade deadline is always one of two things: It is either a big day, full of surprises, or it's a slow day where only small trades are made.
No one wants to see the latter, so let's focus on the more exciting option. Surprises always happen, even when it's a small deal. Remember last year when the Calgary Flames brought back Olli Jokinen and Alex Tanguay? Everyone was shocked.
While I could suggest small surprises that could happen, I'm sticking to the big ones—the ones that most likely won't happen, but have the smallest chance of actually happening. For the most part, it's just players who I don't think will be traded, but there are a few concerning team specific moves.
Here are the 13 huge surprises that just might happen on deadline day.