Neutral Zone Wrap: Banished to Columbus
Neutral Zone Wrap: Banished to Columbus

This article is part of our Neutral Zone Wrap series.

As the real clubs wind down their schedule, you'll notice each one has marked its own trend. Whether it be excelling and adding new pieces, trending in the opposite direction and giving up, or stuck in limbo and confused about their chances. The first and last options usually cover known commodities, which if repeated, tends to serve as a boring fantasy exercise. The middle path often yields the best in new material. That's the result of allowing the stars of tomorrow the opportunity to shine today.

While no team has officially been eliminated from the postseason (cough, Colorado), it may be difficult to ascertain which lineups contain the highest youth quotient (ahem, Florida and Tampa Bay). Check the boxscores, mark the minutes, and research the history. And follow the trail of roster dumping; you'll be able to spot the guilty parties (namely Dallas, Calgary, and Buffalo) by their lackadaisical effort and defeated disposition.

This week, we conclude our whirlwin

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