3 Big Impact Players that MIGHT be Moved at the Trade Deadline

Let's take a look at 3 players that will certainly help any team with their playoff push.  All 3 of these players are still available as of now.  There are just over 24 hours until the 2011 NHL trade deadline.

#3) Ales Hemsky

Although health is a constant issue with Hemsky, he is a fantastic playmaker and a great scorer.  He has very good hands and if he can stay healthy has the potential to first line on any team.  Statistically, he is a point per game scorer, and is in the top ten in "points per 60 minutes".  Interested teams include Washington and Los Angeles, but a trade is not necessarily imminent.

#2) Paul Stastny

Stastny, who has 49 points in 60 games, is an explosive young scorer who would provide a spark to any team.  At 25 years old, Stastny is a 2 time all-star and has plenty of room to grow and improve.  Interested teams include Los Angeles and Buffalo, but because he is signed through 2014, a trade does not seem likely.

#1) Brad Richards

See our previous article "To Trade, or Not to Trade: Brad Richards".  He's one of the best all-around players today.  He scores goals, gets assists, and provides leadership.  His contract will be up and although Dallas is in the thicket of the playoff run, they are strongly entertaining trade offers.  The New York Rangers seem determined to get him, Los Angeles is pursuing, and Boston is inquiring as well.