Teams looking to unload dead weight

The Capitals and Rangers seem likely to eventually work out a deal sending Jaromir Jagr to New York.

Updated: December 11, 2003, 10:49 AM ET
By By Jim Wilkie | NHL Insider
Nothing like a deadline to spark a little action in the NHL trade market.

While the holiday roster freeze from Dec. 19-27 won't in itself spark more trades, a number of disappointing starts by assorted teams probably will.

More than two months into the season, NHL general managers have a pretty good idea what needs must be addressed to get their clubs back on track or fill some of the final pieces of the puzzle for a good playoff run.