Originally written on The Hockey Guys  |  Last updated 1/26/12

PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 21: Jeff Carter #17 of the Philadelphia Flyers skates against the Florida Panthers on December 21, 2009 at Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Panthers defeated the Flyers 4-1. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
(Terry Gilliam/Associated Press) By Lukas Hardonk (@LukasHardonk) It’s that time of year in the National Hockey League again. The trade deadline is about one month away, meaning just about every general manager in the league is working the phones and trade rumours are not only beginning to pick up, but they are also beginning to gain some traction. The usual statement is being said all around Toronto: The Maple Leafs need a top-six player who can put the puck in the net and beat the opposition along with boards with size and athleticism. As well, names are being thrown around as potential targets at or before the deadline. This year’s crop of players rumoured to be on Brian Burke’s list of targets includes Bobby Ryan, Ryan Getzlaf, James van Riemsdyk, Rick Nash and his Columbus teammate, Jeff Carter. While all five of those players are certainly talented and have the ability to lead a team offensively, not all of them would be a good fit in Toronto. The worst option of the five is...
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