The Sabres playoff chances…Sharks interested in Rick Nash…Why sellers should think like buyers at the trade deadline…the CBA and Chris Pronger’s contract…A look back at moves by the Canucks at recent trade deadlines…Steve Downie could be a good addition for the Avalanche…Trading in a hard-cap world…Does this CBA favors some cities over others…Thoughts on the NHLPA players poll…Who the Predators could target at the trade deadline…The 32nd anniversary of the “Miracle On Ice”.

DIE BY THE BLADE: Andy Boron asks, are the Sabres playoff chances a realistic hope or a foolish dream? I believe the latter, but then again, I’m no Sabres fan.

FEAR THE FIN: “Mr. Plank” is nervous over news the San Jose Sharks could have interest in Rick Nash.

DEFENDING BIG D: Erin Bolen believes sellers at the trade deadline have to think like buyers.

OFFSIDE: A SPORTS LAW BLOG: Eric Macramalla explains why Chris Pronger’s contract with the Flyers was “one for the ages”.

CANUCKS ARMY: Cam Charron looks back at moves made by the Canucks at every trade deadline since 2003.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Michael Bannigan suggests Steve Downie could be a terrific acquisition for the Avalanche.

BLUE CHIP PROSPECTS: The difficulty of making trades in the NHL’s salary cap world.

CANUCKS CORNER: Tom Benjamin suggests the salary cap favors some cities over others.

ARMCHAIR HOCKEY: Jason Chen offers up his take on the results of the recent NHLPA players’ poll.

ON THE FORECHECK: Dirk Hoag looks at some possible trade targets for the Nashville Predators.

And finally, this isn’t NHL-related, but it’s still one of the great moments in hockey history, and occurred 32 years ago today: The Miracle on Ice.