Everything you need to know ahead of the 2022 NHL trade deadline

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury looks at his teammates during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers in Chicago, Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022. The Panthers won 5-2. (AP)

The countdown is on.

With the trade deadline quickly approaching on Monday, March 21 at 3 p.m., Sportsnet has everything you need to know about the big day. Who's available? Where are the bargains? What are the GMs saying and what's the buzz around each of the teams?

Check out our range of content below:


What the Panthers get in Giroux, Bruins in Lindholm in Saturday blockbusters

On Saturday the Panthers and Bruins made one huge trade each, with Claude Giroux going to Florida and Hampus Limdholm to Boston. Sam and Jason chip in to analyze all the players and prospect involved.

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What Avalanche, Ducks get in the Josh Manson trade

The Avs made a play for physical defenceman Josh Manson as the Ducks accumulated pieces for the future. Jason Bukala weighs in with scouting notes on Manson, and Sam Cosentino shares his take on prospect Drew Helleson, who went back to Anaheim.

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What the Flames get in Jarnkrok, Panthers in Chiarot, and Canadiens in Smilanic

Two deals were strike on the evening of Wednesday, March 16, with the Panthers picking up Ben Chiarot from Montreal in exchange for picks and prospect Ty Smilanic, and the Flames picking up Calle Jarnkrok from Seattle for draft picks. Sam and Jason weigh in on the players involved.

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Eric Engels: Q&A with Ben Chiarot after trade to Florida

Eric Engels spoke to Chiarot, who talked about his time in Montreal, the young players there and the future of the team, and what he thinks of the Panthers team he's joining.

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Eric Francis: Treliving does his part to address major hole with Jarnkrok trade

After acquiring Tyler Toffoli earlier this season, Treliving added another forward to the mix with the versatile Calle Jarnkrok. Eric Francis writes about why he should be a great fit with the team.

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Luke Fox: 12 fast trade notes as deadline intensity rises

From Toronto and what Kyle Dubas might do, to Pat Verbeek's approach in Anaheim and what San Jose's re-signing of Tomas Hertl says about them, Luke Fox shares some notes two days before the deadline.

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Jeff Marek: 35 trade candidates of interest

Who are the top players that could be moved before trading ends? Here is a list of names to keep a close eye on.

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Rory Boylen: How the past five Stanley Cup champions approached the trade deadline

A number of teams will buy players ahead of the deadline, but how have the champions acted at the past five deadlines? Here's a look at what Pittsburgh, Washington, St. Louis and Tampa Bay did.

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Which teams are in play for Marc-Andre Fleury?

Maybe the goalie who can move the needle the most, Fleury has an expiring contract and can pick where he goes in trade. So who are the suitors? Frank Seravalli takes a look.

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NHL Scout's Analysis: Bargain depth forwards to target at NHL trade deadline

Former scouting director for the Florida Panthers, Jason Bukala, picks out a few depth forwards who could be smart, bargain additions for a buyer at the deadline.

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NHL Scout's Analysis: Bargain depth defencemen to target at NHL trade deadline

Jason also looks at the depth defencemen available, a popular corner of the market this time of year, and picks out who might be able to bring the most bang for the buck down the stretch and into the playoffs.

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Eric Francis: Calgary GM Brad Treliving ahead of trade deadline: 'We’re certainly looking to add to our roster'

Calgary's GM joined Eric Francis on his radio show to discuss what he's considering ahead of March 21, keeping in mind the team already traded for Tyler Toffoli.

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Eric Engels: Q&A with Canadiens GM Kent Hughes

Eric Engels sat down with the new Habs GM to talk about the deadline, Carey Price, new head coach Martin St. Louis, and more.

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Eric Engels: Jeff Gorton faces tall task of modernizing Canadiens on and off ice

Engels also spoke with Montreal's new executive vice president of hockey operations, Jeff Gorton, about how he plans to modernize the organization.

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Iain MacIntyre: Despite deadline buzz, Canucks have time to determine Miller and Boeser's futures

The Vancouver Canucks could do a number of things, with J.T. Miller, Brock Boeser and Conor Garland the most common names brought up in rumours. But, as Iain MacIntyre writes, the team doesn't have to move any of them in-season, as the playoffs remain a possibility.

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Justin Bourne: The best and most likely outcomes for Canada's teams at NHL trade deadline

There is a wide range of possibilities for what Canada's buyers and sellers could do. Justin Bourne looks at what the optimal day would look like for each, and what their most likely outcome is.

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Mark Spector: Ken Holland can make a splash if he gets creative for Oilers

The Oilers are surging and back in control of a playoff position again. So what will Holland do? Mark Spector takes a look.

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Ken Wiebe: Cheveldayoff faces critical decision on franchise's direction

The Jets, fading at one point, are still hanging around the playoff race, though this is not how they expected their season to go. With decisions on pending UFAs Paul Stastny and Andrew Copp needed by the deadline, Cheveldayoff must decide where he fits on the buyer-seller scale.

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Wayne Scanlan: In a seller's market, Ottawa has pieces to move

A deadline day seller once more, the Ottawa Senators won't likely be among the most active teams, certainly not in the blockbuster category, but they still have options.

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Eric Engels: Chiarot gone, Lehkonen next?

The Habs have made one move, and still have others on the table they could get to. Eric Engels previews the Canadiens deadline now that Chiarot has been dealt.

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Luke Fox: Kyle Dubas is on the clock

Goalie? Defenceman? A depth forward? Leafs GM Kyle Dubas has a few needs to weigh ahead of the deadline in a crucial season for the team.

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Iain MacIntyre: Will Boeser stay, or will he go?

Vancouver's deadline speculation has focused on three players: JT Miller, Conor Garland and Brock Boeser. But they're also very much in the playoff mix and could be looking to add a defenceman to move forward with.

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Is Zdeno Chara a good fit with the Maple Leafs?

If the Leafs are in the market for a veteran defenceman to add some muscle, what about former rival Chara? Elliotte Friedman talks about that potential fit.

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32 Thoughts Podcast: Friday, March 18

The last podcast before deadline day, Elliotte and Jeff go around the league and share a thought (or two or three) on each of the 32 teams.

32 Thoughts Podcast: Monday, March 14

One week before the deadline, Marek and Friedman discussed Toronto's goaltending situation and how it could impact their trade deadline plans; troubles in Vegas; Dallas' push for the playoffs and the availability of John Klingberg; Vancouver's interest in Pittsburgh defenceman John Marino; and more.

Jeff Marek Show: Is Anaheim open for business?

After the Ducks traded defenceman Josh Manson to Colorado, Marek and Friedman discuss what else GM Pat Verbeek might do. With so many options on the table for a still-young team, could the Ducks be kingmakers?

32 Thoughts: Trade deadline fallout coming fast and furious

In his last column before the deadline, Elliotte Friedman talks about the big deals for the Panthers and Flames, checks in on the Leafs goalies and sees who's interested in the remaining big names as we close in on the NHL trade deadline.

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Sonny Sachdeva: Five potential trade destinations for veteran Phil Kessel

Kessel was a key off-season addition for the Penguins a few years ago to get them back to a Stanley Cup championship and he'll be available again now at the 2022 deadline. Who could be after the scoring winger?

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Emily Sadler: Six potential trade destinations for Marc-Andre Fleury

If he is available, Marc-Andre Fleury could vastly change the fortunes of some acquiring team. And there are certainly a few that could use an upgrade in net.

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Daniel Rainbird: Top centres who could be traded

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Josh Beneteau: Top wingers who could be traded

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Paul Grant: Top defencemen who could be traded

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Should your favourite team trade for any of these candidates? Here is a break down of some of the more notable names who could be dealt, for your consideration...

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