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Points To Ponder

12/26/2017 at 6:31am EST

from Dan Rosen of NHL.com,

Trade winds

It wouldn't be surprising if trade talk involving Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane and Detroit Red Wings defenseman Mike Green heats up in the next month....

January isn't a hot month for trades -- five were made last year, none that were impactful -- but it's a hot month for trade talk.

Penguins, Blackhawks under pressure

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks have combined to win the Stanley Cup three seasons in a row, four times in the past five seasons and six times in the past nine seasons. They're both in jeopardy of missing the Stanley Cup Playoffs this season.

The Penguins are seventh in the Metropolitan Division, three points behind the fifth-place New York Islanders, who currently occupy the second wild card into the playoffs from the Eastern Conference. They are eight points behind the first-place New Jersey Devils.

The Blackhawks are fifth in the Central Division, which features the top three teams (St. Louis Blues, Nashville Predators and Winnipeg Jets) separated by two points, and the next three teams, the Dallas Stars, Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild, separated by four points.

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