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With the NHL trade deadline fast approaching teams are going to have to decide whether they will be buyers or sellers. With prospects set to be available on contending teams, we will look at some potential prospects who could find themselves in new organizations on April 12th, 2021 and possibly have an easier path to playing time in more prominent roles.
Tampa Bay Lightning
The reigning Stanley Cup Champions are still as dominant as they were a season ago and show no signs of a “Cup Hangover” this season. They will surely be buyers at the deadline and look to bolster their roster. Connor Verhaeghe comes to mind as someone who the Lighting were forced to move on from after a dominant season in the AHL last year, and landed in Florida during free agency. I bring up his name 23-year-old Taylor Raddysh has been much of the same. He put up 46 points in his rookie year in the AHL and is currently on the team’s taxi squad but could be dangled in a trade if the right deal comes along.