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03-27-2013, 07:05 PM
Pierce Hawthorne
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Originally Posted by Langdon Alger View Post
I doubt it. The main reason the past two years' deadlines have been boring was that everything got done early and there wasn't anything left to happen. That's not happening this year - because of the shortened season and subsequent bunching-up in the standings, most teams aren't going to decide whether they're buyers, sellers, or neither until a few days before April 3.

I expect to see nothing until Monday, and then a flurry of moves at the last second.
Nah, the past 2 years the problem has simply been not enough sellers. And its even more the case this year. Right now their are really only 3 or 4 teams that are truly out of the playoff hunt. CGY, COL, FLR for sure, with BUF and PHI being very close.

Add in the fact that key players on all of those teams that could have potentially been traded are injured(Stastny, Kipper, Weiss, Versteeg) and even the teams that are sellers right now don't really have a whole lot to sell.

Unless a team like Dallas, Nashville, Washington, or SJS go on a big losing streak over the next 7 days, there wont be many sellers with assets to move.

Going to be a very underwhelming deadline this year. The draft however has the potential for fireworks.

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