Metropolitan Division Trade Deadline Preview

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Mar 1, 2014; Uniondale, NY, USA; New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur (30) makes a save against the New York Islanders during the second period of a game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

STANDINGS:  65 PTS, T-5th Metropolitan Division, T-10 in Eastern Conference

PLAYOFF PROGNOSIS/ STATUS:  playoff hopeful / Buyer & Seller

NEEDS:  They would probably like to add some depth both on forward and on the blue line

DEADLINE CAP SPACE: $7.6 million.

ASSETS TO DEAL:  G Martin Brodeur is apparently on the block, Marek Zidlicky is a pending UFA.  If they could find a taker for Anton Volchenkov‘s contract he could also be moved.

RUMORS: Brodeur has been attached to rumors involving Minnesota as well as perhaps Chicago. I still find it difficult to see him in another uniform.