Due to the shortened NHL schedule, teams need to make tough trade deadline decisions this season.
A team on the verge of losing an important player to free agency needs to weigh the likelihood that it can make the playoffs, and whether or not it needs the player in order to make a run at a championship.
Sellers don't want to give away a season by trading a key component of the squad, but it is a waste to keep him on the roster and lose him to free agency with no return.
Big names and important role-playing veterans could be on the market at this deadline. Here are eight players who seem to be on the verge of switching sweaters.