The NHL’s hottest house burner this weekend will be an Indian-origin player, the Edmonton Oilers are expected to trade for a winger and the Nashville Predators will reportedly be dealt to the New York Rangers.
The top three names to watch on Saturday night will be the Edmonton Eskimos and the New Jersey Devils.
The Eskimoes are in the midst of a losing season and will be looking for some help this week.
The team is riding a nine-game losing streak that includes losses to the Calgary Flames and Buffalo Sabres.
The Eskimios have a total of nine wins in their last 10 games.
The Devils are also in the losing end of their 10-game winning streak, losing five straight games.
They are currently 2-5-2 with six games left in the season.
This is a perfect time for the Oilers to make a run at the top of the standings.
Last season the team finished with a record of 11-14-2 and the season ending tiebreaker was the number of games played in the final week of the regular season.
They finished with 11 games remaining and had an average of 5.3 goals per game.
The Oilers have scored at least 20 goals in six of their last seven games.
Last year the Edmonton Oil Kings finished 10th in the Western Conference and were awarded the franchise’s first division title in 40 years.
The club will likely look to capitalize on this win this weekend by looking to win the division.
The New Jersey Nets are also looking to bounce back after a disappointing season last year.
The franchise is currently in ninth place in the Eastern Conference and the team is currently tied with the Toronto Maple Leafs for second in the NHL with a 15-17-1 record.
Last year’s team finished 10-16-2, while this year’s Nets are 3-10-3.
The Maple Leafs will look to rebound from their first two games this season against the Minnesota Wild and the Chicago Blackhawks.
Last week the Maple Leafs defeated the Blackhawks 4-1 in overtime, and are currently tied for fourth in the Metropolitan Division.
The Wild are currently in eighth place in their division and have not been able to break out of the bottom half of the conference.
The Wild are tied for first in the league with a 21-20-1 regular season record.
The Blackhawks are currently sitting in sixth place in this year�s Metropolitan Division with a 23-21-2 record and have lost five straight to end the regular regular season and the playoffs.
The Minnesota Wild will look for some big results this weekend as they travel to the Dallas Stars for a game that will determine the home team�s final playoff spot.
Last Thursday, the Wild defeated the Stars 6-2 in overtime to win their first game of the season and become the first team in franchise history to defeat the defending Stanley Cup champions.
The Stars are currently riding a five-game win streak and are one of just three teams in the East to have won five straight.
They will look at their win over the Stars to get some momentum heading into this weekend�s game and hope to turn some heads.
Last season, the Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the Boston Bruins 4-3 in overtime.
Last Saturday, the Timberwolves lost 5-4 to the Detroit Red Wings in overtime and finished 8-13-1.