The NHL trade deadline, February 28, is rapidly approaching. It is the teams' last chance to add to their rosters going into the playoffs.
High profile teams like the Pittsburgh Penguins are in dire need of some acquisitions, if they want to remain serious Stanley Cup contenders this year.
The Penguins desperately need some offensive relief to replace the void left by Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Both stars' statuses are unknown at this point.
Other teams like the New York Rangers and Boston Bruins are looking for some new additions to enhance their chances this year. The Bruins have been great this year, but they are searching for some new faces that will help them avoid another playoff disappointment like last year.
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