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NHL Power Rankings Week 21

By Sean Fitzgerald
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Mar 1, 2014; Vancouver, BC, Canada; Vancouver Canucks goaltender

Eddie Lack

(31) with a go pro camera on his mask during practice the day before the Heritage Classic hockey game against the Ottawa Senators at BC Place. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

19. Columbus Blue Jackets 30-25-5: The Columbus Blue Jackets are in position where they could sell or they could buy. The Blue Jackets have not been mentioned in many rumors but they are always linked to the New York Rangers.  They got Marian Gaborik from the Rangers last year. Could the Blue Jackets be in the market for Ryan Callahan? I say no.

Trade Deadline Status: Standing Pat


18. Washington Capitals 29-23-10: The Capitals would like to add defensive help but are not going to give up young talent. The Caps should be looking for an upgrade at goalie. Branden Holtby is not getting it done despite winning four out of their last five.

Trade Deadline Status: Standing Pat


17. Vancouver Canucks 28-24-10: The Canucks are 2-7-1 in their last ten games and things appear to be getting worse. Ryan Kesler has asked for a trade out of Vancouver. The Canucks say they are not shopping Kesler but are listening to offers. There is now some goalie drama as Eddie Lack got the start over Roberto Luongo in the Tim Horton Heritage Classic. Luongo had been looking forward to making that start all year.

Trade Deadline Status: SELLER

16. The Dallas Stars 28-22-10: The Stars have been scouting the New Jersey Devils. The Stars are ahead of schedule and they could be looking to add a piece or two at the deadline. Rumor has it that the Stars could be in on Kesler? The Sharks were sellers lasts season but didn’t hurt the team on the Ice. The Stars could do the same by trading Ray Whitney who has not been a fit this season.

Trade Deadline Status: BUYER and Strategic SELLER


15. Detroit Red wings 28-20-12: The Wings are clinging to their playoff hopes in the east. The Wings have not been linked to many rumors and probably will stand pat this trade deadline. Here is MY IDEA: They should trade Jonas Gustavsson for a younger type forward to help rebuild their aging roster.

Trade Deadline Status: Standing Pat