The puzzle pieces are in place and we are about to see loads of action on the trade front.
The trade deadline is only a few weeks away, and many wonder if it will be a quiet year.
However, one NHL general manager has given Craig Custance of The Athletic a hint that major moves are on the way.
“There’s a ton of conversations going on right now,” said a GM. “You’re setting things up. Teams are asking about asking price. I think some of the smart ones will attack it in the next week or two.”
Last season, five trades took place in January with activity really picking up in mid-February. This time around, as the GM explained, we are getting to the point where conversations are starting to pick up league-wide.
Teams are entering bye weeks coming up and management will use the time to scout players and get a plan together to then start making moves.
Then it’s off to the races.