Trade deadline buyers and sellers for the Western Conference
Scott Burnside of ESPN: Looking at who could be buyers and sellers at the NHL deadline, and who could be good fits for them.
Chicago Blackhawks – Good fit could be Patrick Sharp or a veteran forward.
Edmonton Oilers – Martin Hanzal or Jarome Iginla could be forward options, Kevin Shattenkirk on the blueline.
Los Angeles Kings – May not want to give up a high draft pick or a top asset. Jarome Iginla would be a good fit.
Minnesota Wild – Could use a 4th-line center and/or a top nine winger. Good fits would be Shane Doan and Jarome Iginla.
Nashville Predators – Could add some offense, but won’t want to give up prime assets. Thomas Vanek could be an option.
St. Louis Blues – Their goaltending has been a mess this season. Teams could call on Kevin Shattenkirk. Marc-Andre Fleury or Ben Bishop would be good fits.
San Jose Sharks – Could use a veteran backup goalie. Jaroslav Halak or Ondrej Pavelec could be options.
Vancouver Canucks – Even though in the playoff race, they will be getting calls. Teams could be interested in pending free agent Alexandre Burrows.