The NHL trade rumor mill is in overdrive. With exactly one week until the deadline to swap players, teams and general managers are feeling the heat.
These are critical times that cannot only affect the outcome of the current season, but also the direction of a franchise.
Teams on the cusp of the playoff picture must decide whether to add that extra piece. Organizations eyeing a run at the Stanley Cup are considering if their current roster can bring them a championship or if an addition will put them over the top.
Meanwhile, there are teams looking to unload some of their talent because, for one reason or another, they no longer fit.
With that understanding in mind, here are seven players who need to be dealt by the February 27 trade deadline.