Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 2/25/12

ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 24: Rick Nash #61 of the Columbus Blue Jackets lines up for a faceoff against the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center on October 24, 2009 in Anaheim, California. The Blue Jackets defeated the Ducks 6-4. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
It's one of the busiest times of the year for NHL general managers and one of the most exciting for hockey fans. The NHL trade deadline always generates plenty of buzz, with rumors and opinions running rampant leading up to the big day. This season is no different, as many names have already surfaced as potential trade chips, with the biggest being Columbus Blue Jackets captain Rick Nash. However, a Nash deal -- and any other big trade -- seems unlikely, as NHL GMs are beginning to take a new approach to building a winner. Check out the video above...
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