Predicting 8 Blockbuster Deals That Would Shake Up the NHL at Trade Deadline

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Predicting 8 Blockbuster Deals That Would Shake Up the NHL at Trade Deadline
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Few dates on the NHL calender have bigger circles around them than the NHL trade deadline, and the truncated 2013 season is no different.

Fans clamor around their computers and stay glued to their cell phones as they await to see what kind of moves will be made. Who is upping the ante—or cupping up, as I like to say—and who is selling off assets for futures?

We've already seen the Pittsburgh Penguins land three huge assets as we approach the deadline. After dealing for Douglas Murray and Brenden Morrow, the Pens outright stole Jarome Iginla from the Calgary Flames in one of the most lopsided (bird-brained) deals I've seen in a long time.

Pittsburgh may not be done, either. The Penguins are reportedly still trying to pry Jack Johnson away from the Columbus Blue Jackets, according to Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

How will other clear cup contenders respond to the aggressive moves made by the Pens?

There are a few possible fire sales going on as well. Assets in Calgary are clearly on the table, and the Buffalo Sabres dealing Jordan Leopold may signal the start of a trend for them heading into the trade deadline.

What are some other possible deals that we could see go down over the next few days? Here are a few ideas worth considering.

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