The NHL's doomsday clock is ticking down to the 2014 trade deadline at 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday.
For the moment, most of the attention is being directed to the tantalizingly talented players who could be available to help bolster a team's playoff run or boost its chance of making the dance.
Let's not forget about the youngsters. Those under-the-radar prospects that get moved in return for immediate dividends can sometime blossom into stars that will lead their new teams for decades to come.
Here's a look at seven NHL franchises looking to improve their playoff prospects, along with the talented young players that they might be willing to move if the right deal comes along.
All stats courtesy of NHL.com, through Mar. 2.