TradeCentre: Tuesday's reports from around the NHL

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The NHL's Mar. 5 Trade Deadline is drawing closer and teams will be deciding on whether to buy or sell while figuring out which players can make the biggest difference and hold the greatest value.

Check out today's trade-related reports and speculation from around the NHL beat. And follow TSN.ca through Deadline Day for all the updates.

Moving Marty?

Richard Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger asked Martin Brodeur if he would be surprised if Devils GM Lou Lamoriello approached him about waiving his no-trade clause. The 41-year-old is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.

"No, not at all," Brodeur told The Star-Ledger on Tuesday. "It's within the team's rights to try and make themselves better. The fact is, I have the luxury to decide what I want to do. I hope if he (Lamoriello) is able to help the team, he'll ask, regardless of what it is. It's definitely something that is possible."

So which was it?

TVA Sports reported Monday night that Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin turned down a trade offer from Colorado that would have seen winger Rene Bourque go the Avalanche and P.A. Parenteau head to the Habs.

The network's website adds that negotiations between both teams are ongoing.

However, RDS hockey reporter and TSN contributor Francois Gagnon reports it was the other way round - that the Avalanche rejected the offer from the Canadiens.

Parenteau, 30, and Bourque, 32, are under contract through the 2015-16 season, with Parenteau carrying a $4 million cap hit and Bourque with a $3.3 million cap hit.

Nothing Wild on Miller

With rumours of Ryan Miller possibly going to Minnesota, TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie tweeted on Monday that he believes the Wild will stand pat on goaltending until at least the Olympic break.

"FWIW, and things can always change, as of now, I don't believe Minnesota is close to any deal with anyone," he wrote. "Wild may require a goalie if Harding is out long term but with only five games left before the Olympic break, (they're) likely to ride it out until then to get clearer read on status.

"I don't doubt Buffalo intends to trade Ryan Miller, but I don't sense anything is necessarily imminent, even though rumours seem to be rampant.

"I hate tweeting something NOT close because landscape shifts quickly - one phone call can do it - and if so, all I can do is look is wrong. But my best information is Minnesota isn't close on anything and Buffalo is working to move Miller but nothing imminent. As of this moment anyway."

Buy Mode in Newark

With five weeks remaining before the trade deadline, Rich Chere of NJ.com writes that the Devils are looking for a linemate on the left side for Travis Zajac and Jaromir Jagr and perhaps a veteran defenceman.

Martin Brodeur (Photo: Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

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