By now, you’ve probably seen the trade rumors swirling around the Wild and Dallas Stars.
The teams are in their 10th season together, with the Stars having won five of their last six and the Wild three of their past four.
And both teams are still in the playoff hunt.
So, how much will it take to see this season over?
Will this year’s trade deadline actually happen?
Let’s take a look at the history of the NHL trade deadline:When it comes to the Dallas Stars, this year has the longest streak of consecutive days off since a 30-day break was added to the calendar in the 1970s.
But the Wild are also one of the few teams to go over the deadline without an actual trade deadline.
They did so during their first 10 seasons (the 1994-95 and 1996-97 seasons) and the current team is in its seventh season.
So how does this all tie into the standings?
We take a closer look.
When the NHL season ends on Tuesday, November 18, there will be a trade deadline of sorts, which is when teams must make deals or releases.
In the event of a trade or release, the teams that received the deals or released the players will have to forfeit a portion of their respective salaries.
The Stars are still a couple of games away from tying the record for longest streak without a trade.
The Stars have the longest winning streak since the 1997-98 season, winning 11 straight games before they were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs.
So, they will be eligible to trade players for the first time in years, but that doesn’t mean they will do so anytime soon.
That said, the Stars have a pretty good track record of acquiring young players from other teams, which means they will not have to deal away assets to get younger players for young players.
The Dallas Stars have added four players to their roster since the deadline, which will be good for the franchise as it continues to rebuild for the future.
Here’s a look back at the previous 10 seasons with the trade deadlines, sorted by the longest.
Here are the teams with the longest and shortest streaks without a deadline:*The Wild have won the past two games in this series, but they’ve lost in regulation five times in the past 10 seasons.
They are 2-5-1 at home this season.**Dallas has the best record in the NHL and is 11-2-1 since the trade cutoff, which includes a win in the shootout.
But they’re 7-7-1 on the road this season, which has them tied for last place in the Western Conference.***Colorado is one of just two teams to have won three straight games after the trade-deadline break, including the 2014-15 season when the Avalanche swept the Wild.
The other was the 2007-08 Chicago Blackhawks, who also won three in a row before the trade break.***This is the first game between the Stars and Stars, so we’ll take a second look at what happened after the deadline.
The Wild and Blackhawks have played just once since the first trade deadline, but the Stars still have a winning record in five straight games.
They have won two straight and are 9-0-0 in their past 11 games.***Dallas and Dallas have played one game since the start of the 2014 season.
The Wild are 10-5 and are 1-1-0 at home.
The Blackhawks are 6-4-0 and are tied for the final playoff spot in the Metropolitan Division.