The NHL trade deadline is one week from Wednesday, which has created plenty of excitement and nervous energy across the league.
As the Pittsburgh Penguins have already shown, it's better to make your moves early before the asking prices for rentals and other veteran players skyrocket.
It also helps to acquire players as soon as possible so they can have the maximum amount of time to ease into their new roles, learn new coaching systems and adjust to new teammates. With two-thirds of the season already gone, players who are traded will have only 14 to 16 regular season games to settle in with their new teams and prepare for the playoffs.
Let's look at the winners and losers from a busy and exciting Week of 9 of the 2013 NHL season.