NHL teams are discovering that it's getting late early in the 2013-14 season.
The new divisional alignment and wild-card structure has general managers pulling the trigger early, and there are rumors of more moves to come—and soon.
The quality of the impending free agents may have something to do with that this year. A team searching for quality goaltending, impact defenseman, solid center help or legitimate scoring off the wing will find something appealing in this year's list of potential trade candidates.
The key to getting that player may mean getting him earlier than usual, though.
Here are the 10 best potential rental players for the 2013-14 season.