The Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche and Florida Panthers are in a category by themselves.
If you look at the NHL standings as another page gets ready to be pulled off the calendar, those are the only teams that are not in the playoff race.
The other 27 teams at least have a shot at making the postseason.
Some of those teams—the Philadelphia Flyers, Buffalo Sabres, Washington Capitals and Columbus Blue Jackets—may not have great chances, but they are in contention.
That makes finding trade partners quite difficult with the April 3 deadline approaching.
Most teams don't want to move veteran players if they think they have a shot at playing in the postseason. However, those same teams don't want to lose unrestricted free agents and get nothing in return in the offseason.
So there will be trades, and it will be a seller's market. Here's a look at how much it will cost to acquire stars being mentioned in trade deadline rumors.