Identifying early-season trade candidates 

October, 11, 2011

TBDAndy Marlin/NHLI/Getty ImagesZach Parise isn't on the block, but his unresolved contract may generate trade inquiries.
During the first few weeks of the season, most general managers will be in full evaluation mode. Once November hits, the most aggressive teams will start addressing early-season issues. Last November, Ryan O'Byrne, Ian White, Anton Babchuk, Matt Hunwick, Tomas Fleischmann and Scott Hannan were among the notable players involved in a fall trade.