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NHL Power Rankings Week 21

By Sean Fitzgerald
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Mar 2, 2014; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils right wing

Jaromir Jagr

(68) skates with the puck as San Jose Sharks defenseman

Justin Braun

(61) defends during the first period at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

10. Montreal Candiens  34-21-7: The Candiens are in the playoff hunt and like most teams in contention they are linked to Ryan Kesler. Kesler would be a great addition to P.K. Subban and Max Pacioretty. The Canucks would like a young center in return. The Candiens have one in Lars Eller.

Trade Deadline Status: BUYER

 

9. Toronto Maple Leafs 32-22-8: The Leafs are in good position with Jonathan Bernier playing well as of late. The leafs are looking to deal Nikolai Kulemin at the deadline. Toronto has an abundance of forwards and would like to add some blue line help. Moving is Kulemin is their best option to help fill a need.

Trade Deadline Status: BUYER

 

8. Tampa Bay Lightning 34-21-5: The Lightning have been the focus of post Olympic drama. One of their stars Martin St. Louis wants out of Tampa Bay. The reason is that his own GM Steve Yzerman and the Former GM of Team Canada did not pick him for the Olympic squad. St, Louis made the team because his teammate Steven Stamkos could not play yet. St. Louis wants to be dealt to the Rangers. Will St. Louis be traded? The Lightning might add another piece.

Trade Deadline Status: BUYER

 

7. Boston Bruins 37-17-5: The Boston Bruins have already been linked to Chris Phillips of the Ottawa Senators. The Bruins need a veteran stay at home defenseman to replace the injured Dennis Seidenberg. They might add another forward because they can. The Bruins will be active add the deadline.

Trade Deadline Status: BUYER

6.  Colorado Avalanche 38-17-5: The Avs are in the playoffs and should be looking to add a player to their young and talented roster. Yahoo sports says that Jaromir Jagr is the best option for the Avs. Jagr is cheap veteran superstar that would be another chance to win a Stanley Cup.

Trade Deadline Status: BUYER

 

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