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St. Louis Blues forward Paul Kariya reacts after scoring his second goal during their game against the Detroit Red Wings in Stockholm on Friday.


Well, it's March and back to work for NHL GMs with roughly 55 hours to go until the NHL's trade deadline. Here are 20 teams to watch for activity from between now and 3 p.m. EST Wednesday:

Top 10 Sellers (and who's for sale):

Atlanta: Slava Kozlov, Pavel Kubina, Colby Armstrong Carolina: Ray Whitney, Joe Corvo, Scott Walker, Aaron Ward, Andrew Alberts Colorado: John-Michael Liles, Marek Svatos Columbus: Fredrik Modin, Raffi Torres, Milan Jurcina Edmonton: Fernando Pisani, Tom Gilbert, Patrick O'Sullivan, Sheldon Souray, Ladislav Smid, Ethan Moreau, Steve Staios, Jason Strudwick Florida: Tomas Vokoun, Rostislav Olesz, Dennis Seidenberg, Jordan Leopold Minnesota: Marek Zidlicky, Owen Nolan, Eric Belanger NY Islanders: Andy Sutton, Dwayne Roloson, Martin Biron, Doug Weight St. Louis: Paul Kariya, Keith Tkachuk, Alex Steen, Carlo Colaiacovo Toronto: Alexei Ponikarovsky, Lee Stempniak, Tomas Kaberle, Wayne Primeau, Garnet Exelby

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Top 10 Buyers (and what they want):

Boston: Scoring winger Buffalo: Offensive defenceman Chicago: Goaltender Los Angeles: Scoring winger Ottawa: Depth on defence Philadelphia: Goaltender Pittsburgh: Scoring winger Tampa Bay: Scoring winger Vancouver: Depth on defence Washington: Depth on defence, goaltender

I expect the other 10 teams will be relatively less active given their situations: Anaheim, Calgary, Dallas, Detroit, Montreal, Nashville, New Jersey, N.Y. Rangers, Phoenix, San Jose. Some have already made their deals while others are probably in for only minor tinkering. (The Ducks and Predators have a few rentals they could move out, but given they're in the playoff mix, that seems unlikely.)

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