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Updated: February 20, 2015



This week's TFP Power Rankings, presented by True Rivalry, points out which teams are currently buyers and which are sellers as the March 2 trade deadline inches closer and closer.

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1 2 If the Predators can obtain some extra depth scoring and a gritty, two-way forward for their bottom-nine, they'd be happy.
2 3 Montreal wants to add some extra scoring and a top-four defenseman, but they appear focused on getting a player with term left on his deal rather than a rental player.
3 1 The Ducks have some injury issues, which could swing their trade mindset. They've been looking for a depth defenseman for some time, but would love to add some secondary scoring.
4 6 It's hard to judge what the Blues may do, if anything. Some strong depth up front could work for their bottom-nine.
5 4 Tampa's quietly searching for a veteran defenseman, but don't look for them to overpay for a short-term asset.
6 5 The Isles could use some depth scoring, but word on the street is they're unlikely to make any moves by the deadline.
7 7 Detroit GM Ken Holland still wants that top-two defenseman, but won't sacrifice top-tier youth for it.
8 9 Chicago wants some veteran depth and will look for a cheap addition by the deadline.
9 12 The Rangers are looking for some bottom-nine depth and could bring that in by March 2.
10 8 Pittsburgh's focused primarily on help up front as oppose to its blueline. The Penguins are likely to add another forward by the deadline.
11 10 Washington has to figure out what it wants to do with Mike Green, a pending unrestricted free agent.
12 15 The Kings want to bring in a strong, reliable defenseman by the deadline. They could add a third-line center, as well. But like most teams, the cap is an issue.
13 20 Minnesota's in an odd position. They'd like to add, but they don't have that much space.
14 13 Vancouver's searching for depth up front and some extra fire power.
15 11 The Jets have some extra defensemen they are looking to move, but they still want a top-nine forward.
16 16 It looks like Curtis Glencross will be moved, but the Flames have a ton of salary cap space and while they could add a few rentals, word on the street is they're looking for a long-term fix.
17 18 The Panthers will trade Sean Bergenheim, and could move out Tomas Fleischmann. They're fighting for that last wild card spot in the East, so they could add a depth piece, at most.
18 19 Dallas is stuck somewhat in the middle. They're fighting for the playoffs, but they could move out pending UFAs like Shawn Horcoff and Erik Cole.
19 17 Boston's trying very hard to make a large, hockey-esque trade. They're definitely buyers, but they have huge limitations due to the salary cap.
20 14 The Sharks are focused primarily on the future. Antti Niemi's available, which means they likely aren't going to spend a lot for a rental player to help a playoff push.
21 21 The Avs have a few pieces to deal away, but all eyes will be on Ryan O'Reilly and what the club does by March 2 (or doesn't do).
22 24 They've stated they aren't buyers (for rentals), but they've got defensemen to deal.
23 23 Columbus is in limbo. Sure, they'll move out some players, but they really want to make a "hockey trade" and improve for next season.
24 22 The Senators are stuck in the middle, like Columbus. They could move out a couple of pieces, but they're prefer a talent-for-talent swap.
25 26 They're selling, and retooling. The Devils need to get rid of some veterans and make time for some young talent.
26 28 Andrej Sekera. Jay McClement. Jiri Tlusty. You are the weakest link. (Wow, remember that show?)
27 27 Clearly, the Coyotes are selling. They've got some assets to bring in some solid young talent and draft picks.
28 25 Yes, please. Sell! Sell! Sell!
It's rebuild mode in Toronto, and it's about it.
29 29 Sellers, to a degree. Jeff Petry's likely a goner, but would they sell off the likes of Boyd Gordon and Teddy Purcell?
30 30 Umm, yeah.

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