From the Press Box: Saying Their Goodbyes?

From the Press Box: Saying Their Goodbyes?

This article is part of our From the Press Box series.

With the NHL's trade deadline looming less than two weeks away, the league's 30 general managers are undoubtedly wearing out their cell phones with all kinds of trade talks.

This week, I'll take a look at some of the teams that will be sellers and which players should be available. This will be a key time for these non-playoff teams to salvage something from this season, and a number of these players could become much more valuable in season-long and daily fantasy hockey games.

Toronto Maple Leafs

The Leafs have undoubtedly had their 'For Sale' signs out for a while and should be among the busiest clubs.

Roman Polak, a rugged blueliner, is exactly the kind of veteran depth defender that playoff-bound teams tend to covet on the eve of the postseason. Polak is a guy who can clear the front of his net, play effective minutes on the penalty kill and take on a 20-minute workload every night. He's also a pending unrestricted free agent with an expiring $2.75 million cap hit. The prevailing sense is that at least a couple of teams are kicking tires on him, and that will only drive the price up. He could fetch as much as a second-round pick and an AHL prospect if the rumor mill is credible.

P.A. Parenteau is known predominantly for his offensive skill set. He's been a productive member of the Leafs power play, collecting six of his 15 goals on that special team. The veteran has

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Paul Bruno
Paul Bruno is co-host of the RotoWire fantasy hockey podcast, PUCKCAST with Statsman and AJ. He has been an accredited member of the Toronto sports media for more than 20 years. Paul also helps with RW's DFS podcast and is a contributing writer for RW NFL, MLB and CFL content. Follow him on twitter: @statsman22.
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