08:18 AM ET 02.13 | Just like that, the NHL has turned the quarter pole on the season, and the trade deadline is on the horizon. Who is available? Well, a few teams would love Ryan O'Reilly, but God knows how that ends. Once again, Derick Brassard's name is coming up. ... Another player of interest is Dustin Penner. He's really in the doghouse with just three games played. If the Kings so desired, there would certainly be a market. He's on a one-year deal. Hard to pin down many more names. Some teams don't want to deal excess players because depth is critical. Very few teams are out of it, which prevents fire sales, and with the cap going down to $64.3 million US in 2013-14, you don't want to add a big salary if you can avoid it. Maybe things loosen up in the next week or so.