NHL trade deadline: Top 10 GMs to watch

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Keep an eye on these 10 NHL general managers on trade deadline day, as they look to turn their contender into a champion – or rebuild for next year.

PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 31: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins and General Manager Ray Shero of the Penguins answer reporters' questions during a press conference held before the game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Pittsburgh Penguins on January 31, 2012 at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Shero and Crosby addressed the media concerning Crosby's injuries. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Toronto Maple Leafs v Pittsburgh Penguins
PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 31: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins and General Manager Ray Shero of the Penguins answer reporters' questions during a press conference held before the game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Pittsburgh Penguins on January 31, 2012 at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Shero and Crosby addressed the media concerning Crosby's injuries. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Vancouver Canucks general manager Mike Gillis speaks to reporters following the NHL general managers' meetings in Toronto, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Mark Blinch)
Vancouver Canucks general manager Mike Gillis speaks to reporters following the NHL general managers' meetings in Toronto, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013
Vancouver Canucks general manager Mike Gillis speaks to reporters following the NHL general managers' meetings in Toronto, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Mark Blinch)
Tim Murray, center, the new Buffalo Sabres hockey team general manager, takes questions from the media at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y. , Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick LoVerde)
Tim Murray, center, the new Buffalo Sabres hockey team general manager, takes questions from the media at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y. , Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014
Tim Murray, center, the new Buffalo Sabres hockey team general manager, takes questions from the media at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y. , Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick LoVerde)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 25: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Jaromir Jagr #68 and President and GM Lou Lamoriello of the New Jersey Devils chat on the ice the day before their outdoor game against the New York Rangers at Yankee Stadium on January 25, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
2014 NHL Stadium Series - New York - Practice Sessions And Family Skate
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 25: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Jaromir Jagr #68 and President and GM Lou Lamoriello of the New Jersey Devils chat on the ice the day before their outdoor game against the New York Rangers at Yankee Stadium on January 25, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 10: General Manager Paul Holmgren of the Philadelphia Flyers speaks to the media after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 on December 10, 2011 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)
NHL--Philadelphia Flyers GM Paul Holmgren.
PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 10: General Manager Paul Holmgren of the Philadelphia Flyers speaks to the media after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 on December 10, 2011 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 21: Glen Sather, New York Rangers President and General Manager speak to the media during a press conference at Radio City Music Hall on June 21, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
New York Rangers Introduce Alain Vigneault
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 21: Glen Sather, New York Rangers President and General Manager speak to the media during a press conference at Radio City Music Hall on June 21, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
BETHPAGE, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: General Manager of the New York Islanders Garth Snow addresses the media during a press conference naming John Tavares the New York Islanders team captain at Carlyle on the Green on September 9, 2013 in Bethpage, New York. (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)
New York Islanders Name John Tavares Team Captain
BETHPAGE, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: General Manager of the New York Islanders Garth Snow addresses the media during a press conference naming John Tavares the New York Islanders team captain at Carlyle on the Green on September 9, 2013 in Bethpage, New York. (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 14: (L-R) Willie Mitchell #33, General Manager Dean Lombardi and Jarret Stoll #28 of the Los Angeles Kings share a laugh as team President/CEO Tim Leiweke (bottom L) and captain Dustin Brown #23 (bottom R) look on during the rally in Staples Center after the Los Angeles Kings Stanley Cup Victory Parade on June 14, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Kings Stanley Cup Victory Parade
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 14: (L-R) Willie Mitchell #33, General Manager Dean Lombardi and Jarret Stoll #28 of the Los Angeles Kings share a laugh as team President/CEO Tim Leiweke (bottom L) and captain Dustin Brown #23 (bottom R) look on during the rally in Staples Center after the Los Angeles Kings Stanley Cup Victory Parade on June 14, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish speaks to reporters following the NHL general managers' meetings in Toronto, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. (AP PhotoMark Blinch
Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish speaks to reporters following the NHL general managers' meetings in Toronto, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. (AP PhotoMark Blinch
Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish speaks to reporters following the NHL general managers' meetings in Toronto, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. (AP PhotoMark Blinch
NEWARK, NJ - JUNE 30: Vice President & General Manager, Alternate Governor Steve Yzerman of the Tampa Bay Lightning looks on during the 2013 NHL Draft at the Prudential Center on June 30, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
2013 NHL Draft
NEWARK, NJ - JUNE 30: Vice President & General Manager, Alternate Governor Steve Yzerman of the Tampa Bay Lightning looks on during the 2013 NHL Draft at the Prudential Center on June 30, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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