NHL Daily Links - Jan. 28

With the Olympic break roster freeze fast approaching, we're left wondering if there will be a flurry of deals in the coming days so that teams can get oriented prior to resuming their chase for the playoffs once their stars are back from Sochi. Many teams are in need of a top-four blueliner, extra scoring touch, or perhaps goaltending depth, so it's tough to say what the next move will entail. Let's hit our daily dose of links from around the league.

One candidate for a trade at some point -- if he waives his no-movement clause -- is Panthers netminder Tim Thomas.