Detroit Red Wings
Two nights prior to this one, more than two dozen scouts showed up to watch the LA Kings take on, and lose to, the Nashville Predators. Now here it was, Saturday, and everybody seemed to have better things to do. Just three pro scouts were in the usual front-row seats in the Kings’ arena’s press box.
For NHL fans, early March highlights a special time of the year when the hockey world seems to go stir-crazy at the end of winter. No, I’m not talking about the annual start of the Stanley Cup playoffs but the stakes are just as high when you look at the March 8th trade deadline this year.
Dallas landed one of the top remaining trade targets in a Wednesday night swap. Have they leveled up as a Stanley Cup contender? [...]
As the March 8 deadline approaches, here are the key names to keep in mind as contenders build up their rosters. [...]