NHL trade rumors 2018: Tracking every rumor heading into the …

The 2018 NHL trade deadline is rapidly approaching. On Monday, Feb. 26 the NHL will officially close its doors on trades for the remainder of the 2017-18 season, meaning we have two weeks of potential madness left.

NHL trade deadline day is usually not as crazy as the NBA’s deadline is, as most major hockey trades happen — if at all — in the days leading up to the deadline. The rumors, however, seem to churn out new names every day as we get closer to the Feb. 26 deadline.

As such, we’ve compiled a complete list of trade rumors from Feb. 1 onwards about the biggest names potentially hitting the trade market. We’ve already seen teams like the New York Rangers flat out admit big trades are likely coming as we head into the deadline, but teams like the Buffalo Sabres and Ottawa Senators will also likely be major sellers as their playoff hopes end.

Here are the latest NHL trade rumors:

Feb. 12

Jeff Skinner, Max Domi among potential trade targets for the Colorado Avalanche.
The Bruins are reportedly in on Ryan McDonagh, but does it makes sense for both sides?
The Edmonton Oilers are maybe, possibly, thinking of trading Leon Draisaitl.

Feb. 11

Are the Penguins zeroing in on minor addition like Tomas Plekanec or Matt Cullen?
Speaking of Plekanec, the San Jose Sharks are also reportedly interested in the 35-year-old forward.

Feb. 9

The Detroit Red Wings may try to trade one of Petr Mrazek or Jimmy Howard before the deadline is up.

Feb. 8

Stan Bowman says he doesn’t expect the Chicago Blackhawks to be buyers at trade deadline.
Josh Leivo, Nikita Soshnikov, and Matt Martin may all be on the trading block for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Feb. 7

Will the Tampa Bay Lightning chase defenseman Ryan McDonagh at the NHL trade deadline?
Elliotte Friedman speculated on a potential Andreas Athanasiou trade from the Detroit Red Wings to the Carolina Hurricanes.
Could the Chicago Blackhawks consider trading Brandon Saad this season?

Feb. 5

The New York Rangers requested Rick Nash’s no-trade list, putting the veteran winger on the trade block.
The Colorado Avalanche are reportedly looking at Michael Grabner from the New York Rangers.
The Nashville Predators have been “checking out” the Detroit Red Wings for scoring wingers.

Feb. 3

Josh Leivo has reportedly asked the Toronto Maple Leafs for a trade.

Feb. 1

The Vancouver Canucks want to re-sign defenseman Erik Gudbranson, but that may not be the best idea.

Article source: https://www.sbnation.com/nhl/2018/2/12/17004268/nhl-trade-rumors-2018-deadline-tracker-list

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