NHL Trade Rumors: 3 Teams That Will Make Savvy Deals at the Deadline

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NHL Trade Rumors: 3 Teams That Will Make Savvy Deals at the Deadline
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It's almost here.

The 2011 NHL trade deadline is just one day away.

Does it feel like Christmas Eve? Maybe not, but for most hockey fans it could be.

The fact that their team could receive a gift come tomorrow at 3 p.m. EST.

While sometimes the biggest deals are not always the best deals, these three teams will attempt to make savvy deals that will set their club up for future success, if not future victory.

With all the attention on those players being asked to waiver there no trade/movement clauses, others will be dealt as their clubs look towards rebuilding, saving salary cap money or simply needing to make a deal to spark their clubs.

There have been numerous trades executed already, making fans wondering if all the hoopla is gone come Monday.

For most of us it might be the only Monday in quite some time we're actually going to be looking forward to...

There are three teams that have the opportunity and resources to pull off a savvy trade come Monday. These teams are looking to "sneak" in the back door and do their best to pry away the players(s) they feel will complement their existing rosters.

Maybe not the biggest deals during the day or over the last three weeks, but nevertheless deals that over time could reap them great benefit.

In other words, these teams could certainly use a savvy trade or two, that will not only get into the play-offs, but to possibly make a big run starting this April.

Here are three teams that I think will make savvy deals at the deadline.

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