The NHL trade deadline is next week. There are of course the names that always seem to be in the trade rumors category.
Then there are the deals that no one really anticipates, surprises like Dallas Stars James Neal and Matt Niskanen to Pittsburgh for Alex Goligoski. While many of the rumored players could be moved, it is just as likely that most of the trades made will include players that were not speculated over as much.
Here are nine bold predictions for the trade deadline.