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Teams jockey for playoffs as trade deadline nears

Updated: March 20, 2013, 5:09 PM ET
Associated Press

Those fears the NHL might not even play this season are long in the past.

Suddenly, the shortened season is just about over.

Yes, the regular season ends already on April 27, but not before there's a trade deadline thrown in that could dramatically shift the fate of playoff contenders in only weeks. While the league scrapped the Winter Classic and All-Star game because of the lockout, it kept the trade deadline. This year's is April 3, giving new players only three weeks with their ...

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