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3/22/2013 10:50:58 AM
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With the NHL Trade Deadline under two weeks away, teams are making decisions on whether to buy or sell. Check out today's trade rumours and speculation from around the NHL beat, and follow TSN.ca each day until Deadline Day for all the updates.

General Considerations

Dan Rosen of NHL.com spoke to a few NHL general managers with the deadline looming. Buffalo's Darcy Regier stated that he would listen to calls on every player on the club's roster.

"I don't think it's a case of making players available or not available; it's that you're trying to improve the club and the focus goes beyond this season," Regier told Rosen. "It's that simple, so you have to be open to anything that's going to do that."

Three members of the team's core, forwards Jason Pominville, Thomas Vanek and goaltender Ryan Miller all have one year remaining on their deals after this season, and could garner a great deal of interest.

In the same article, Flyers GM Paul Holmgren stated that despite the fact the Flyers were not having the season they expected, he was not looking to add for a playoff run, but would be open to making a hockey deal.

"We're fairly far back right now," Holmgren said. "If there is something there that will help us now and in the future I'd probably do that, but I'm not looking for anything."

Moving Meszaros?

John Boruk of CSNPhilly.com believes that the Flyers should explore the trade market for 27-year-old defenceman Andrej Meszaros, who has one-year left on his contract after this season for $4 million.

Boruk goes on to state that there are a lot of teams that could use defensive help, like the Ottawa Senators, and Flyers rivals the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers.

Tough Decisions

According to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com, the Dallas Stars have some tough decisions to make the deadline looming.

The club is sitting one point out of eighth place in a very crowded Western Conference playoff race, but they have three pending unrestricted free agents in Jaromir Jagr, Brendan Morrow and Derek Roy that would command a great deal of interest in the trade market.

LeBrun states that he believes that Morrow won't return to the Stars next season, and feels that club might be able to get a first or second rounder and a prospect for Roy, who might be priced out of what the Stars can afford in light of the Ryan Getzlaf contract.

Darcy Regier (Photo: Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)

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