The NHL Trade Deadline is fast approaching and trade rumors involving marquee players such as Tomas Kaberle, Tomas Vokoun and Ales Hemsky are still very much alive.
The buyers have separated themselves from the sellers, and the movement of some star players should soon follow.
Often times, one piece can spark a postseason run for a contending team. So which players will be wearing different sweaters by season's end?
Here is a list of the most tradeable players on each of the 30 NHL teams.
The Edmonton Oilers continue to get younger, and Ales Hemsky appears to be a non-factor in Edmonton's long-term plans.
The Oilers will need to land a hefty offer to move Hemsky, but that is very possible with Stanley Cup contenders Philadelphia and Nashville reportedly showing interest.
Matt Moulson is an experienced, productive center who could come cheap to a team looking to add depth on the wing.
His cap hit is minimal and a team like the Penguins could certainly make a play for him.
It has become quite apparent that the Ottawa Senators need to rebuild.
Mike Fisher is an experienced center with a $4.2 million contract, so it would make sense for the Sens to move him to get younger.
Fisher's no-movement clause could present an issue, but it is tough to imagine him wanting to stay in Ottawa.
The New Jersey Devils are another team that should be selling as the trade deadline approaches.
Perhaps the most valuable commodity they possess is Jason Arnott. He has Stanley Cup experience and could have another postseason run left in the tank.
Tomas Kaberle is once again being shopped around, and this time it could be for good.
The star defenseman is in the final year of his contract, and this is Toronto's last chance to get something in return for Kaberle.
The blueliner would likely demand a king's ransom in return, but a team desperate for defense, like Anaheim or Boston, could pull the trigger.
Tomas Vokoun is in the final season of his contract, and with the Panthers starting a youth movement, he could be an ideal trade candidate.
A handful of playoff contenders—including Philadelphia, Chicago and San Jose—could use an upgrade between the pipes. Tomas Vokoun would love to join a contender for a playoff run.
Tim Connolly will not be a Buffalo Sabre by the time next season rolls around.
However, it remains to be seen whether or not the Sabres will be able to move him before the deadline.
He has quite the cap hit, but a team like Nashville or Phoenix would still be interested.
This seems farfetched given the potential Erik Johnson has, but his disappointing play makes him a candidate to be traded.
Any team looking to snatch Johnson would have to offer quite the deal, and it would require the Blues being completely out of contention by the time the trade deadline rolls around.
Stranger things have happened.
As strange as it may seem, Steve Mason's name has been floated in trade rumors.
Ever since his stellar rookie season, Mason has done nothing but disappoint in Columbus.
The Blue Jackets think they are ready to make a playoff run now, but need a top line center as well as another defenseman in order to compete.
Steve Mason would likely bring in a decent package for Columbus.
Milan Hedjuk is a veteran forward with playoff experience, and would make an ideal rental player for a Stanley Cup contender.
However, it appears as though Colorado will remain in the hunt long enough to be buyers at the trading deadline.
The Atlanta Thrashers will likely be buyers at the trading deadline, making young talented players such as Niclas Bergfors trade bait.
At just 23 years old, and with a cap hit of under $1 million, Bergfors could be moved for some defensive depth.
Sergei Samsonov is in the final season of his contract and has generated some interest throughout the league.
In particular, the Kings were rumored to be interested earlier in the season.
Samsonov would be an ideal fit on a line next to Anze Kopitar given his speed and playmaking abilities.
Dave Bolland has been productive for the Blackhawks, but if they want some wiggle room at the trading deadline, they are going to need to get rid of his hefty contract.
The Calgary Flames have strung together some wins recently, making it less likely that they will be sellers at the trading deadline.
If the Flames do choose the rebuilding route, Robyn Regehr could be one of the first to go. He would bring in a handful of draft picks and some talent to build around.
There is definitely a demand for Martin Havlat, who is heading towards his second 70-point season in his career.
Contenders itching for offense would be wise to inquire about Havlat. He has both experience and talent that a team like Montreal would love to bring in.
The Kings have been on the brink of a Stanley Cup run for a couple of years and need to make a trading deadline push to have a shot at making this the year.
They have underperformed all season long, and could use a winger for Anze Kopitar.
Michael Handzus is an experienced, yet pricey center who hasn't performed quite up to par this season. If L.A. could move him for a winger, the Kings would be in good shape.
The Phoenix Coyotes currently hold a playoff position, but will need a lot more offense if they hope to make a run.
Ed Jovanovski is a marvelous leader, and would make an outstanding rental player for any team attempting to make a serious run at the Stanley Cup.
Alexander Frolov was a high profile offseason acquisition who has not panned out for the New York Rangers. What a surprise!
The Rangers would be wise to cut ties with Frolov, as it is obvious that he needs a change of scenery.
The Anaheim Ducks could have trouble re-signing Saku Koivu in the offseason, making him a possible candidate to be traded.
The team needs defense, and Koivu would be valuable to a team in search of offensive depth.
The Sharks are ready to make a playoff run, but could use a few more pieces.
Devin Setoguchi is about the only trade bait the Sharks have to offer, and he could be moved if the Sharks are serious buyers at the deadline.
Steve Sullivan has been injured for most of the season, but has an expiring contract and a fair amount of trade value.
Nashville could be buyers at the trading deadline, but only if they free up some cap space.
Hal Gill is a true journeyman. He has playoff experience and is a reliable blueliner for the Canadiens.
However, his contract is up after this season and Montreal needs help up front. Gill could be part of a package to acquire a top-tier winger.
It is unlikely that the Stars make a move prior to the deadline, but if the opportunity presents itself, James Neal could be sent packing.
Dallas would not be heartbroken about parting ways with James Neal if the return was right.
The Bruins are in the market for a defenseman, and now that Marc Savard has gone down with injury, Blake Wheeler is the best they have to offer in terms of trade bait.
Wheeler is young and has tons of upside, but has not materialized to much in Boston. A change of scenery may do him some good.
For some odd reason, Alex Semin's name continues to be mentioned in trade rumors.
Semin recently signed a one-year extension, which would easily be insurance, but if is easily the biggest name on the market.
Any team that lands Semin will instantly become Stanley Cup contenders.
As we get closer to the top of the standings, the trade rumors become less and less likely to come to fruition.
Among the list of free agents to be for the Red Wings, Patrick Eaves makes the most sense to be moved. His contract is small, and if the Wings felt like they needed to add a piece to the puzzle, Eaves's name could get thrown around.
With the Lightning playing the way they are right now, they should not touch a thing.
The combination of players seems just right for this team to make a deep postseason run. Don't fix what isn't broken.
With the injuries to Malkin and Crosby, the Penguins have become the popular pick to be buyers at the trading deadline.
However, without many pieces to move, it is apparent that Pittsburgh will have to sacrifice the future in pursuit of a Stanley Cup in 2011.
James Van Rymsdyk hasn't quite panned out for the Philadelphia Flyers thus far. He still has a tremendous amount of upside, but the fact remains that he has not produced.
If the Flyers want to make a play for Tomas Vokoun, JVR is going to have to be included in the deal, like it or not.
The Canucks will more than likely stay put at the trading deadline, but in case of emergency, they have one of the most valuable trade chips in the league with Corey Schneider.
If the Canucks were to suffer a severe injury to a playmaker, dealing Schneider would become a serious possibility.