Think the lockout-shortened 2013 NHL season is already hectic enough?
In two weeks, think again.
With the trade deadline—Wednesday, Apr. 3, at 3:00 PM ET—rapidly approaching, off-the-ice transactions will replace actual games on the hockey universe's center stage.
The pre-deadline hype and speculation will, as usual, far overstate what will truly happen that day.
Nonetheless, 2013 could be one of the more frantic deadlines in recent memory. This summer's class of unrestricted free agents (UFAs) appears particularly impressive, and that often leads to a busy stock exchange of two-month player rentals come April.
Which players are most likely to be on the move? An examination of 10 pending free agents who could be involved in a deadline deal—along with our far-fetched predictions for where they might go—falls on the coming slides.