Garth Snow will do what he does.
An indication about his job status is possible if he trades prospects or first rounders to rent/improve now for marginal/recycled/pending UFA talent, but beyond that we all know his trends at the deadline based on the standings.
Given the coach/players not being thrilled by their quoted comments after too many games/wins we will see if that changes Snow's thinking.
A lot of teams barely outside the top eight (4-6 points) are likely not selling this early but the games in hand could change that.
A lot of hockey still to be played.
At least one team outside the mix is going to win 8/10. Unlikely we see another Ottawa streak.
My speculation beyond that is a waste of everyone's time.
The second round pick in 2016 was traded for Boychuk. I'm not sure of the status of the 3rd rounder in Andrey Pedan trade with Vancouver. The 5th rounder pick in 2016 went to Florida for Ryan Pilon.
Grabovski is injured and hopefully that is not concussion #3 with the Islanders since the career center was again shifted to left wing. After Monday it's Bernier (in lineup) Boulton & Bridgeport, unless a college surprise signing/Petrov returns from KHL.
7-1-1. Not happy with what I have seen all season but again what I think does not matter, there are positives in the numbers as recently written about here.