If the CBA is signed in the next little while and we have a season to salvage, do you think there will be trades almost as soon as it is announced? Have GM's been working behind the scenes while the negotiations have been going on?
I'm sure GMs have been talking. Luongo, some minor trades to tweak their lineups. It will also depend on the CBA and the salary cap. Maybe a team want to get a jump on what may be a significant lowering of the cap. Future UFAs may be dealt earlier than the trade deadline. Your guess is as good as mine at this point, but I hope there is at least a shorten season, I MISS HOCKEY
Option 2. You'll see a couple small deals but nothing major until at least the trade deadline.
Exhibit A as to how hockey doesn't matter on ESPN:
Last night an ESPN program was discussing how the Detroit Pistons needed a hero citing the heroes on the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions and no mention of the Detroit Red Wings. All this despite the Red Wings probably being the most succesful team in Detroit right now.