The NHL's Mar. 5 Trade Deadline is drawing closer and teams will be deciding on whether to buy or sell.
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With the Los Angeles Kings fighting for a Western Conference playoff berth and just three points up on the wild card zone, is it time for general manager Dean Lombardi to pull the trigger on a deal?
The Hockey News looks back at one of Lombardi's shrewdest moves - sending Jack Johnson and a first rounder to the Blue Jackets in exchange for Jeff Carter in 2012 – and wonders if the same type of shake-up is available this season.
Not Going Wild
So, naturally, surrendering all those future assets would naturally take them out of the running to add a major piece this year, right?
Not necessarily so, says Wild GM Chuck Fletcher. He told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that he intends to be more cautious this deadline, but that he won't say no to the right deal.
"In a perfect world, I don't want to trade first-round picks in consecutive years," Fletcher told the Star-Trib. "If opportunities come up, sometimes you have to do things, and this first round isn't as deep and our scouts always seem to deliver no matter what picks I leave them with. But it would have to be something pretty special. I'd like our guys to have a first-rounder this year."
Blue Line Bolts
The Islanders' Andrew MacDonald and Detroit's Kyle Quincey headline the Times' wishlist. MacDonald averages the seventh-highest ice-time in the league while Quincey - a more expensive rental option would be a more stay-at-home pick-up.