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2012 Trade Deadline

GMs starting to size market as trade deadline nears

Monday, 01.30.2012 / 10:15 AM / 2012 Trade Deadline

Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer

"What I want now versus what I can later are two different things because of the parity you have in the NHL."
-- Nashville GM David Poile

It's time for the NHL's general managers to start playing the trading game.

The question is when to pull the trigger: now or closer to the Feb. 27 trade deadline.

"Right now there are different teams trying to make a trade, but the problem is there are only two or three teams that are even willing to make a trade for a draft choice or prospect, meaning they don't think they are going to make the playoffs," Nashville GM David Poile told NHL.com. "What I want now versus what I can later are two different things because of the parity you have in the NHL.
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