With the NHL trade deadline arriving tomorrow afternoon, teams will be forced to make decisions that could alter the futures of their respective franchises. This is where pending free-agents make deciding that much more difficult.
Many teams in playoff positions have key players who leave for nothing, but want to keep them for the playoff run. Others are trying to secure a playoff berth and the impending free agent may be necessary for their success.
So trade and receive value or have your players potentially leave for nothing?
This is the question that will be haunting general managers tonight, especially when it comes to these players.