Now that the NHL trade deadline has passed and competing teams are fully stocked with rental players, our focus has shifted to the playoff races.
However, as we watch the final weeks of the regular season and the playoffs, it's worth keeping an eye on how rental players are fitting in with their new teams. The short stint lets each buying club see how their deadline acquisition fits in with the rest of the roster and whether they have chemistry with cornerstone players.
Which rental players could fit in the best with the teams that bought them? Let's take a look at the big deadline acquisitions and assess each player's chance of re-signing: