The Anaheim Ducks have a plan as the March 1st NHL Trade Deadline approaches. Stacked with plenty of young talent, Ducks’ GM Bob Murray made it clear how the organization is approaching any potential trade:

“Any young player deal would be a hockey deal, not a rental,” Murray told the Orange County Register.

Anaheim has five defensemen age 25 or under, but Cam Fowler (25), Brandon Montour (22) and Shea Theodore all have contracts that are expiring at the end of the season.

“The phone has started to ring, not specifically about the young defensemen but more about teams preparing for the deadline,” he said.

The Ducks are currently 29-18-10, five points behind the San Jose Sharks for first place in the Pacific Division.