This has certainly been a fascinating few days leading up to the NHL's trade deadline. In years past, the overwhelming majority of late-February deals have been teams doing one of two things: dumping salary as the season goes down the drain, or looking to rent a player for a stretch run. This year's deals have included more players that will impact their new homes after this season than in recent memory.
What further clouds the trade rumors are teams like Toronto, that have already dumped considerable salary but are claiming to be buyers and are pushing hard to be a player in the Eastern Conference postseason picture.
Meanwhile, veterans like Niklas Hagman and Sheldon Souray are being put on waivers, making each a relatively affordable buy for teams intrigued by adding a piece at a discount. (Note: Souray has cleared waivers and remains in the AHL.)
So as we enter the home stretch, let's look at the best-case-scenario deal for every team in the league.