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The pressure cooker of trade deadline

Updated: February 24, 2012, 10:22 AM ET
By John Buccigross | ESPN.com

There is no more emotional sport than hockey.

Those who have played the game, at any level, understand the sweeping emotional swings that take one from frustration to rage to euphoria. It is a frustrating, often low-scoring game that is out of balance. The payoff often does not equal the amount of work that goes into it. Most people will have nothing to do with such a venture.

Perhaps a baseball player in a batting slump or a golfer with the driving, chipping or putting yips ...

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