With the Feb. 27 trade deadline less than a month away, the rumor mill will now roll into overdrive. Enjoy!
For my part, I offer you a list of 10 players (with expiring contracts) that figure to hear their names mentioned in a lot of deadline chatter during the next few weeks.
Trade talk aside, I figure each of these guys will be seeking out a good travel agent in the very near future.
Chris Campoli, D, Canadiens
It's been a very bumpy first half of the season in Montreal, highlighted by a coaching change and the trade of an unhappy top player in Michael Cammalleri
Currently nine points out of a Stanley Cup Playoff spot, the Habs could go into seller mode if they don't make any progress in the standings by the time the deadline approaches.
A healthy scratch in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the visiting Sabres, Campoli figures to be among the first to get a ticket out of Montreal.