There's less than a month remaining in the NHL season before the playoffs begin. That didn't stop teams from seeking that one player -- or in the Penguins' case, many players -- who could seal a postseason bid, or turn a playoff team into a Stanley Cup contender. Which team made the biggest improvement at the trade deadline?

Role reversal

The addition of Rangers forward Marian Gaborik gives the Blue Jackets a proven scorer as they pursue the franchise's second-ever playoff bid. Will Gaborik put Columbus into the postseason?


March of the Penguins

The Penguins pulled off one of the biggest trades of the season by landing veteran Jarome Iginla. But Pittsburgh also added Brendan Morrow and Jussi Jokinen. Are they Stanley Cup favorites?


Cast additions on Broadway

In addition to sending Gaborik to Columbus for three players and a draft pick, the Rangers added Sharks forward Ryane Clowe. Are the changes enough to lift New York into the playoffs?


Blues Clues

The Blues started the season strong, but are now battling for the eighth and final playoff spot in the west. Will defensemen Jay Bouwmeester and Jordan Leopold provide the spark St. Louis needs?


It's just a shot away

Can one player make a difference? Teams including the Bruins (Jaromir Jagr), Wild (Jason Pominville) and Capitals (Martin Erat) added scorers as they fight for playoff position.


Comment »