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Updated: January 30, 2015

We're just over a month away from the NHL's annual Trade Deadline, so this week's TFP Power Rankings, presented by True Rivalry, focuses on what teams need to do in the weeks leading up to March 2.

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1 5 Ducks GM Bob Murray wouldn't mind adding some secondary scoring, but a top-four defenseman is still on his radar.
2 7 The Preds have been a huge surprise this season. They're getting the job done at both ends, so quality depth will be a priority come D-Day.
3 6 With stellar goaltending and solid defense, the Canadiens are looking to get their hands on a top-six goal-scorer.
4 1 Tampa's after defensive depth and a top-nine forward, which will make this team even scarier.
5 2 The Islanders continue to surprise, but the loss of Kyle Okposo for a while will have them searching for a top-six winger to add extra fire power down the stretch.
6 12 The Blues seem confident in their roster, that any move would simply be to add depth to the lineup heading into the playoffs.
7 11 Wings GM Ken Holland is still on the hunt for a top-four defenseman. He's got plenty of options, but will he pay a premium?
8 4 As strong as the Penguins are, if they can add a two-way, bottom-six forward, a top-four defenseman and second-line winger, they'll be quite content. If they don't, no big deal.
9 9 The Blackhawks are fairly simple. Chicago could bolster its bottom-six by the deadline.
10 19 With Mike Green coming up as a UFA this summer, many wonder if the Capitals will take a chance on losing him for nothing, even though they're in the thick of things in the playoffs.
11 14 The Jets seem confident in their group, but GM Kevin Cheveldayoff wants to bring in some quality depth up-front, which means a two-way forward and a top-six winger.
12 20 The Rangers have a solid, balanced attack, so upgrades at the forward position or on the blueline will only assist them down the stretch.
13 3 Outside of goaltending, the Canucks could look to improve at either end of the rink.
14 13 San Jose is a playoff contender, but they don't come across as a major threat. GM Doug Wilson isn't one to make a big trade around the deadline, and he's unlikely to do that this season.
15 10 The Kings want a top-four, right-handed defenseman and a top-six scorer. They could also look for a bottom-six center, with Mike Richards figuring out his career in the AHL.
16 8 The Flames have plenty of salary cap space, which gives GM Brad Treliving a lot of flexibility heading into March, as he seeks a goal-scorer.
17 17 Boston's in a tough position, given their cap situation, and while they want a top-six scorer, adding a top-three defenseman is possible.
18 18 This season has been a huge improvement for the Panthers, and it's only going to get better from here on out. They're unlikely to make any bold moves, but could still move out a veteran forward.
19 23 The Stars are still in the market for a sound, top-four defenseman.
20 20 Minnesota still wants a long-term solution between the pipes, and that's a tough task right now. Outside of that, a two-way, top-nine forward is also on the radar.
21 24 With Erik Johnson out an extended period of time, the Avs will look to replace him on the backend, but if they don't make up any ground on a playoff spot in the next few weeks, they could look to sell some pieces.
22 21 Chris Phillips, Chris Neil, David Legwand, Erik Condra, and possibly Marc Methot could all be dealt by the deadline. For Methot, it comes down to signing an extension or not. If he signs, he stays (thanks, tips).
23 29 The Blue Jackets don't have a ton to offer, in terms of rental players, but one interesting asset to watch is Mark Letestu, who needs a new contract.
24 27 We're not sure what the Flyers are waiting for, but they've been looking to make deals all season. They're looking to reshape the roster, and have much to offer.
25 16 It's time to blow things up in Toronto, and the Leafs know it. It's sell-mode for the Maple Leafs, and almost everyone is up for grabs. But don't count of the team trading away Phil Kessel.
26 22 The Devils need to get the best bang for their buck. Forwards Jaromir Jagr and Michael Ryder, and captain Bryce Salvador could all be gone by the deadline.
27 25 Retooling is what GM Don Maloney wants to do, and that means moving Antoine Vermette, Zbynek Michalek and possibly Keith Yandle.
28 28 The Hurricanes would like to re-sign Andrej Sekera and Jiri Tlusty, but failing to do so will lead to both being dealt.
29 30 The Oilers are in a tough spot, as they only have one true "rental" player to give up, in Jeff Petry, who will be traded. Any major moves will come in the form of a talent-for-talent swap.
30 26 Sabres GM Tim Murray will be very active over the next four weeks. He has plenty of assets to sell, including guys locked into multi-year deals, like Josh Gorges.

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