The Prince Albert Raiders have been the most active team. They first traded goaltender Eric Williams and winger Todd Fiddler to the Spokane Chiefs for sniper Anthony Bardaro and net-minder Luke Lee-Knight. Followed by sending overage forward Brandon Herrod to the Kamloops Blazers for 17-year-old Logan McVeigh and a second-round bantam pick in 2012.
The Red Deer Rebels also made a move. They acquired 19-year-old winger Charles Inglis from the Prince George Cougars for 18-year-old Daulton Siwak and a third-round bantam pick in 2012.
It seems the moves are far from done. Here's a look at five names circulating around trade talks in the Dub.
Jordan Weal, centre, Regina Pats — The Pats, who currently sit fifth in the Eastern Conference with 46 points, have a great shot at making the playoffs; however, making a push for the Memorial Cup seems to be a different story.
Trading their leading goal scorer Jordan Weal could put the Pats out of the playoff race. This would obviously hurt their short term revenue. In some struggling junior hockey towns the money factor trumps the team's long term success, but since the Pats have a fairly strong fan base, this shouldn't stop Pats GM Chad Lang from dealing Weal for future assets. However, reports have indicated the Pats want to give their fans some playoff action this year after missing out on the post-season the past three years.
Sources suggest Lang has already received some enticing offers for Weal, who's expected to move on to the Los Angeles Kings organization next year. If last year's Cody Eakin and Brayden Schenn blockbuster trade deadline deals dictate this year's market, Weal should be able to fetch a couple high bantam picks and elite prospects.
Despite Don Hay snubbing Weal from an invite to Canada's world junior team, sources indicate the Vancouver Giants are one of the teams interested in him. One has to consider Lang and Pats owner Brent Parker have a trading history with Hay's Giants. Weal also has the hometown connection to Vancouver. This will definitely be in the back of Lang's mind as an easier transition for Weal than any other city.
Weal, who has 20 goals and 54 points on the season, would also look great in a Portland Winterhawks jersey. Weal in between Sven Bartschi and Ty Rattie would be near impossible for any defense to contain. The addition of the 5-foot-10, 171-pounder would arguably make the Winterhawks the odds on favourites to represent the Dub at the Memorial Cup.
Kevin Sundher, centre, Victoria Royals — Royals GM Marc Habscheid made it clear a Sundher trade is definitely possible by telling The Times Colonist, "we look at every option of the business. We feel we have needs. And our future is with our youth. You have to look at the big picture. Nothing can be ruled out."
The expected asking price for Sundher is a couple high bantam picks and a top prospect. This asking price could be raised if the Pats decide to hold on to Weal. Sources indicate nearly every team interested in weal is also interested in Sundher, this list includes the Moose Jaw Warriors, Winterhawks, and Giants.
Sundher, who's expected to join the Buffalo Sabres organization next year, would walk right into the first line centre position on almost every team in the Dub. The 6-foot, 188-pounder currently sits fifth in the league in points with 22 goals and 60 points throughout 37 games.
Martin Marincin, defense, Prince George Cougars — Sources indicate the Cougars TRI 239Marincin0810have already received a handful of calls for Marincin. The asking price appears to be high, but considering Marincin seems to be the only elite blueliner on the market, this is expected.
Marincin would bolster any blueline in the league. The 6-foot-4, 187-pounder has been dynamite in Prince George, scoring three goals and 16 points in 28 games. The Edmonton Oilers prospect is a player a coach can put out on the ice in any situation.
The Slovak native is an import, so if he is indeed traded, the Cougars trading partner will have to have an import vacancy or a swap of imports will be needed.
Calvin Pickard, goaltender, Seattle Thunderbirds — The Thunderbids don't want to miss the playoffs three years in a row - so it wouldn't make much since for them to trade their best player, Calvin Pickard.
The Thunderbirds currently sit in sixth place in the Western Conference. Pickard is a major reason for their success. The 19-year-old's 16 wins include three shutouts, two one-goal games, and seven two-goal games.
There has been recent rumors the Thunderbirds had a deal in place that would send Pickard to the Brandon Wheat Kings. It was later deemed untruthful by Tyler Hunnex, who's the head writer of Let's go Birds' blog. Hunnex stated he spoke to Thunderbirds GM Russ Farwell directly to find out if there was any truth to this rumor.
All that being said, there's no doubt Farwell will or has already received a call or two about Pickard. A really strong offer could possibly change his mind, but it seems Pickard will finish his junior hockey career in Seattle.
Brody Sutter, wing, Lethbridge Hurricanes — The market for Brody Sutter isn't as wide as Weal and Sundher since he's a 20-year-old. If Lethbridge indeed trades the Carolina Hurricanes prospect, they'll have to find a team with an overage vacancy or a team looking to upgrade one of their three overagers.
The Moose Jaw Warriors and Portland Winterhawks happen to have an opening for an overager. Sources suggest both teams are interested in adding some size and skill up front. Sutter will also be a cheaper option than the likes of Weal or Sundher. His trade value is expected to be similar to that of recently acquired Blazers winger Brandon Herrod.
Kelly Friesen is a Yahoo! Sports columnist. Follow him on Twitter @KellyFriesen (image credits WHL.ca)