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Ranking teams by cap room

Rangers, Stars and Coyotes among teams with cap space to make moves

Originally Published: February 23, 2011
By Matthew Wuest | Special to ESPN Insider
SharksDon Smith/NHLI via Getty ImagesThe San Jose Sharks are one of the teams without much wiggle room to make deadline trades.

A lot has changed since we brought you cap breakdowns of the NHL's Western and Eastern conference contenders late last month.

Dozens of trades have been completed, injuries have struck various teams and cap positions have changed -- in some cases drastically -- with the trade deadline right around the corner on Monday. Not only that, but new teams such as the Calgary Flames have entered the playoff picture.

To get you ready for what might be left of the trading frenzy, we've broken down the NHL's potential deadline buyers based on cap space.


To read about the rest of the NHL teams' salary cap situations as Monday's trade deadline approaches, you need to be an Insider.