In the next 48 hours, the landscape of the NHL could be altered forever. Teams could make deals that could change the face of their franchise for years to come. Big names could be coming and going at a feverish pace, making pretenders into contenders and vice versa.
Of course, we all know that none of this will actually happen, but it sure is fun to speculate and prognosticate. We've all heard that Rick Nash will be getting his mail forwarded to a new zip code, but what else is out there? What else would be fun to see?
Clearly the teams in the top half of each conference will be the buyers, but the sellers are often disguised by their conference standing and/or their desire to get out from underneath a terrible contract.
Columbus is obviously a seller as this years trade deadline nears. They have already moved Jeff Carter to Los Angeles for Jack Johnson and a No. 1 pick in either 2012 or 2013. So who else would we love to see moved?