Who the Flames could be selling at the deadline

With an even-strength scoring rate of 2.14 points per 60 minutes, Jiri Hudler could be an interesting addition for a Stanley Cup contender. Gerry Thomas/Getty Images

With the NHL trade deadline approaching, and their chances of a postseason return rapidly vanishing, the Calgary Flames should be entering sell mode. But are there any players on the roster worth buying for Stanley Cup contenders?

Teams should always be looking to improve themselves in every trade, every time. The only difference with the trade deadline is that noncontenders seek to acquire players and draft picks that will make them better down the line at the expense of those who make them more competitive today.

That description is starting to fit the Flames, who no longer appear to be legitimate playoff contenders.