SportsNet’s HockeyCentral Trade Tracker panel recently analyzed the situation of three Canadian teams in the Eastern Conference heading into the February 27 trade deadline.
Here is a quick look at what they discussed (see video for more details):
The Montreal Canadiens are still undecided whether they’ll look to add to their roster or auction off some veterans. The Canadiens do have some players that playoff-bound clubs team may want, like Hal Gill and Travis Mowen.
In Ottawa, the rebuilding Senators will have to decide if they’re a buyer or a seller. Carolina Hurricanes’ forward Tuomo Ruutu may be a target, but they won’t overspend to get him — or anyone else.
The Toronto Maple Leafs won’t get a goaltender. But they will try to find a number one center, or a top-six winger — Tampa Bay Lightning’s Ryan Malone is at the top of their list, with San Jose Sharks’ Ryan Clowe, Dallas Stars’ Brenden Morrow, and Ruutu close behind.