The NHL trade deadline is getting close — March 4 — and we at Faceoff Factor will be dedicating the upcoming days to previewing what could go down.

Below, you will find a chart containing our preview for today’s division.  Please note that each category is to be looked at separately.  We are not trying to predict specific trades, but rather indicate the needs, targets and assets each specific team may have.

The panel includes Eric Politowski, Michael Farkas, Zach Boslett and myself.
 
Boston Bruins — $1,430,001 in cap space
  Eric Matt Michael Zach
Status Buyer Buyer Buyer Buyer/Seller
Needs Top-6 forward Defense Defense/Winger Offensive defense
Targets Cole Leopold Leopold/Cole Leopold
Assets Draft picks Draft picks Hamill Hunwick
 
Buffalo Sabres — $6,412,944 in cap space
  Eric Matt Michael Zach
Status Staying put Buyer Buyer/Seller Buyer
Needs Forward depth Center Center/Defense Goaltending
Targets Bonk Bonk Jokinen/Kaberle Roloson
Assets Afinogenov Draft picks Pominville/Hecht Connolly
 
Montreal Candiens — (-$4,560,301) in cap space
  Eric Matt Michael Zach
Status Buyer Buyer Buyer Buyer
Needs No. 2 center Center Center Center
Targets Jokinen Lecavalier Jokinen/Lecavalier Nylander
Assets Prospects Higgins Higgins/Halak Higgins
 
Ottawa Senators — (-$522,329) in cap space
  Eric Matt Michael Zach
Status Seller Buyer/Seller Seller Seller
Needs Defense Overall depth Overhaul Everything
Targets Picks/Prospects Panthers Blow it up Picks/Prospects
Assets Spezza Spezza Spezza/Vermette Kuba
 
Toronto Maple Leafs — $5,437,084 in cap space
  Eric Matt Michael Zach
Status Buyer Seller Seller Seller
Needs Top-6 forward Everything Rebuild Top-6 scoring
Targets Picks/Prospects Picks/Prospects Picks/Prospects Picks/Prospects
Assets Antropov Antropov Kaberle/Antropov Antropov