With so many teams in contention for the playoffs this season, today’s trade deadline is expected to have a bevy of rumors and action.
There are fewer sellers than in past years, which makes for intrigue regarding teams’ willingness to overpay in order to bolster their rosters.
In fact, outside of the Columbus Blue Jackets, there are no clear sellers at this year’s deadline.
Teams such as the Dallas Stars and Toronto Maple Leafs are sitting on the edge of the playoffs and must decide if they want to improve or simply maintain the current group of players. On the other hand, the San Jose Sharks and Washington Capitals are also worth paying attention to because they are underachieving teams with Stanley Cup aspirations.
Here is why those are five teams to watch on deadline day.