As NHL teams try to improve to make a playoff run, certain NHL talent will become available prior to the trade deadline.
We all know about the big names being thrown around, like Roberto Luongo and Jarome Iginla, but many teams will see an opportunity to improve by adding depth players and young talent. More often than not, the trade block is populated with high-potential players who have struggled with their current teams and could fetch a nice return from a club willing to take a gamble on their development.
This list is a brief look at some lesser-known names that could be on the trade block before the deadline. They are essentially bait with a significant upside, available for someone to take a chance on.