Sunday night, after a long day of silence on the trade front, I checked with one NHL GM who has a player he's shopping to see how much interest he was drawing.
"Not enough," he answered. "It's dead." Other general managers echoed that frustration Monday morning.
So that means one of two things. One, the extreme parity we're seeing this season means that there just aren't too many sellers on the market. Or two, general managers are waiting until the last minute to get deals done.
It sets up one of the more uncertain trade deadlines in recent years as general managers scramble to improve their teams. It means we could see more traditional hockey trades, like Los Angeles Kings and Columbus Blue Jackets pulled off on Thursday with the Jeff Carter deal, or it could mean that Monday turns out to be one of the quieter deadlines in recent years. Get ready for anything. To prep you, here's a look at where the trade market stands Monday morning.
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