In the NHL, as in all professional sports leagues, there will always be players who are unhappy with their current state of employment.
A variety of factors can contribute to this, ranging from their team playing poorly, to not getting adequate playing time, to not seeing eye-to-eye with coaching or management.
Though the 2011-12 NHL regular season is very young, there are already players who want to suit up for a different club. Most of these players haven't formally requested a trade, at least not publicly, but they have expressed discontent with their teams in one way or another.
Here are seven players who want out, or will soon.