Folks, the Calgary Flames should probably be considered a Stanley Cup contender at this point. They’re among the top teams in the National Hockey League both offensively and defensively, and they’re atop the Pacific Division with a decent bit of cushion in the standings.
But the Flames are far from the only team with Stanley Cup aspirations. Here’s a quick snapshot at what the other top teams in the NHL have done so far as we head into the stretch drive of trade season.

Colorado Avalanche

44-13-5, 93 points / .750 points percentage / +68 goal differential
Top skaters: Nazem Kadri, Mikko Rantanen, Cale Makar, Nathan MacKinnon, Gabriel Landeskog
Top goalie: Darcy Kuemper
  • Acquired Nico Sturm from Minnesota for Tyson Jost
  • Acquired Josh Manson (at 50% salary retained) from Anaheim for Drew Helleson and a 2023 2nd-rounder

Florida Panthers

42-14-6, 90 points / .726 points percentage / +74 goal differential
Top skaters: Jonathan Huberdeau, Aleksander Barkov, Sam Reinhart, Aaron Ekblad, Carter Verhaeghe
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Top goalie: Sergei Bobrovsky
  • Acquired a 2022 4th-rounder (conditional) from the NY Rangers for Frank Vatrano
  • Acquired Ben Chiarot (at 50% salary retained) from Montreal for Ty Smilanic, a 2023 1st-rounder and a 2022 4th-rounder
  • Acquired Claude Giroux (at 50% salary retained), German Rubtsov, Connor Bunnaman and a 2024 5th rounder from Philadelphia for Owen Tippett, a 2024 1st-rounder and a 2023 3rd-rounder
  • Acquired Robert Hagg from Buffalo for a 2022 6th-rounder

Carolina Hurricanes

41-15-6, 88 points / .710 points percentage / +55 goal differential
Top skaters: Sebastian Aho, Andrei Svechnikov, Teuvo Teravainen, Vincent Trocheck, Tony DeAngelo
Top goalie: Frederik Andersen
  • No significant moves so far.

Tampa Bay Lightning

39-16-6, 84 points / .689 points percentage / +31 goal differential
Top skaters: Steven Stamkos, Victor Hedman, Alex Killorn, Brayden Point, Ondrej Palat
Top goalie: Andrei Vasilevskiy
  • Acquired Brandon Hagel, a 2022 4th-rounder and a 2024 4th-rounder from Chicago for Taylor Raddysh, Boris Katchouk, a 2023 1st-rounder and a 2024 1st-rounder
  • Nick Paul (at 44.5% salary retained) from Ottawa for Mathieu Joseph and a 2024 4th-round pick

Toronto Maple Leafs

39-18-5, 83 points / .669 points percentage / +40 goal differential
Top skaters: Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, William Nylander, John Tavares, Morgan Rielly
Top goalie: Jack Campbell
  • Acquired Ryan Dzingel and Ilya Lybushkin from Arizona for Nick Ritchie and a 2025 2nd-rounder
  • Acquired a 2022 3rd-rounder from Vancouver for Travis Dermott
  • Acquired Mark Giordano (at 50% salary retained) and Colin Blackwell from Seattle for a 2022 2nd-rounder, a 2023 2nd-rounder and a 2024 3rd-rounder
  • Signed Harri Sateri to a contract (and placed him on waivers, since he had played in the KHL this season)

Pittsburgh Penguins

38-16-9, 85 points / .675 points percentage / +38 goal differential
Top skaters: Jake Guentzel, Sidney Crosby, Kris Letang, Bryan Rust, Evgeni Malkin
Top goalie: Tristan Jarry
  • Acquired Nathan Beaulieu from WPG for a conditional 7th-rounder (year and conditions pending)

Boston Bruins

38-19-5, 81 points / .653 points percentage / +21 goal differential
Top skaters: David Pastrnak, Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron, Taylor Hall, Charlie McAvoy
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Top goalie: Jeremy Swayman
  • Acquired Hampus Lindholm (at 50% salary retained) and Kodie Curran from Anaheim for John Moore, Urho Vaakanainen, a 2022 1st-rounder, a 2023 2nd-rounder and a 2024 2nd-rounder

New York Rangers

40-18-5, 85 points / .675 points percentage / +29 goal differential
Top skaters: Artemi Panarin, Mika Zibanejad, Adam Fox, Chris Kreider, Ryan Strome
Top goalie: Igor Shesterkin
  • Acquired Frank Vatrano from Florida for a 2022 4th-rounder (conditional)

Minnesota Wild

36-20-4, 76 points / .633 points percentage / +29 goal differential
Top skaters: Kirill Kaprizov, Mats Zuccarello, Kevin Fiala, Ryan Hartman, Marcus Foligno
Top goalie: Cam Talbot
  • Acquired Tyson Jost from Colorado for Nico Sturm
  • Acquired Nic Deslauriers from Anaheim for a 2023 3rd-rounder

St. Louis Blues

34-18-9, 77 points / .631 points percentage / +44 goal differential
Top skaters: Jordan Kyrou, Vladimir Tarasenko, Robert Thomas, Pavel Buchnevich, Ivan Barbashev
Top goalie: Ville Husso
  • No significant moves so far.
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