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Trade deadline fixes: Atlantic Division

Veterans such as Teemu Selanne and Shane Doan could help contenders

Originally Published: February 13, 2012
By Timo Seppa | Hockey Prospectus
Shane DoanDave Sandford/Getty ImagesCoyotes captain Shane Doan could offer the Rangers some much-needed leadership.

Hockey Prospectus is taking a look at the NHL division by division and suggesting ways each team should tackle the forthcoming trade deadline, starting Monday with a look at the Atlantic Division. Tuesday, we continue with the Northeast Division.

Feb. 27 marks the NHL's trade deadline, and every team in the league -- both the playoff-bound and those likely for the draft lottery -- has needs to address. To prepare for the final flurry of transactions, we're going team by team to see which players can help fill some holes on contenders or provide some foundational stability for teams building for next season and beyond.

One statistic you'll come across in the analysis below is GVT, the main player valuation metric used by Hockey Prospectus. For a detailed explanation of GVT, click here.