The production on the ice is only a portion of what goes on in the NHL.
The other portion happens well behind the scenes as teams and their GMs compete in a veritable chess match as they try to come up with trades and deals that will improve their team enough to make a push deep into the playoffs.
By the time the trade deadline hits, the teams that will be buyers and sellers are pretty clear.
At this point in the season, it's still a bit fuzzy.
That's part of the fun, though, so here are some teams that will be buyers heading into the trade deadline.