Flyers, Rangers desperate for help

Rangers' Michael Del Zotto could be moved out of New York. (Getty Images)

Rangers' Michael Del Zotto could be moved out of New York. (Getty Images)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:30 PM ET

A month into the season, the NHL's trade market might finally be ready to loosen up.

The chatter amongst NHL executives has increased as teams head toward the pivotal 20-game mark and those who were expected to be contenders limp out with the label pretender written all over them if they don't get their act together.

The decision by the Philadelphia Flyers to acquire Steve Downie from the Avalanche for Maxime Talbot could be the tip of the iceberg. Never before have so many cap teams started off so poorly which means something may have to give.


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