We are now but two days away from witnessing a googol of grown men (and women!) as they discard their daily responsibilities in collective unison to spend the better part of Wednesday, April 3, 2013 focused solely on trade matters pertaining to their favourite NHL team.
It's that time of year again, people! The NHL Trade Deadline is almost officially upon us. And while we are excited to provide you with blow-by-blow coverage the day of, we also feel as though we should preen you on all the movers and shakers leading up to this special day on the hockey calendar.
While it's currently unknown whether the Winnipeg Jets will be buyers, sellers, or stand-patters, here is a list of the top names likely to be moved, compiled by TSN (note the lack of local whipping boy Ron Hainsey and sob gently y'all!):
|Player Name||POS||Team Name||Current Contract|
|Ben Bishop||G||Ottawa Senators||2YR, 650K (RFA)|
|Jonathan Bernier||G||Los Angeles Kings||2YR, 1.25MM (RFA)|
|Roberto Luongo||G||Vancouver Canucks||10YR, 5.33MM (UFA)|
|Miikka Kiprusoff||G||Calgary Flames||2YR, 5.83MM (UFA)|
|Jay Bouwmeester||D||Calgary Flames||2YR, 6.68MM (UFA)|
|Mark Streit||D||New York Islanders||1YR, 4.1MM (UFA)|
|Ryan Whitney||D||Edmonton Oilers||1YR, 4MM (UFA)|
|Filip Kuba||D||Florida Panthers||2YR, 4MM (UFA)|
|Ryane Clowe||F||San Jose Sharks||1YR, 3.6MM (UFA)|
|Tomas Fleischmann||F||Florida Panthers||3YR, 4.5MM (UFA)|
|Jaromir Jagr||F||Dallas Stars||1YR, 4.55MM (UFA)|
|Mason Raymond||F||Vancouver Canucks||1YR, 2.3MM (UFA)|
|Derek Roy||F||Dallas Stars||1YR, 4MM (UFA)|
*K denotes thousand, MM denotes million.
For more comprehensive coverage on the 2013 NHL Trade Deadline (at least from a Winnipeg Jets' perspective) check Arctic Ice Hockey regularly over the next couple of days!