7 NHL Teams That Must Make a Deal Before the Trade Deadline

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7 NHL Teams That Must Make a Deal Before the Trade Deadline
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Paul Holmgren has to get involved in the trade market if the Flyers are going to make the postseason this year.

This is not the year to sit around and wait to see how a team's chemistry develops.

A 48-game season means there is little margin for error. If a team doesn't get out of the gate quickly, it can find itself in a deep hole.

That's why all personnel moves have to be considered. In some cases, a minor league call-up or two might do.

But in other cases, teams have specific weaknesses that must be addressed through trades.

Here's a look at seven teams that must make a deal before the trade deadline.

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