Trade deadline buyers and sellers for the Eastern Conference
Scott Burnside of ESPN: Looking at who could be buyers and sellers in the Eastern Conference at the All-Star break, and who could be good fits for them for those teams.
Carolina Hurricanes – Falling out of contention and must resist trading one of their young defenseman for offensive help. Matt Duchene and Gabriel Landeskog could be good fits.
Florida Panthers – Don’t look like a playoff team, so could be sellers. Moving Jaromir Jagr could be an option.
Pittsburgh Penguins – Not a lot of salary cap room. Could get calls on Marc-Andre Fleury.
Philadelphia Flyers – Don’t expect them to add a rental. Teams could call on Mark Streit.
Montreal Canadiens – Could use a puck-moving defenseman and some size down the middle. Kevin Shattenkirk and Mark Streit could be good fits.
Ottawa Senators – Could use help up front like Matt Duchene or Gabriel Landeskog. Would cost them a defenseman or two.
Toronto Maple Leafs – Adding some veteran help, especially on defense would help, but they will likely resist adding. Kevin Shattenkirk would be a good fit.
Washington Capitals – Buyers, with Kevin Shattenkirk as a good fit.