The NHL's Feb. 29 Trade Deadline is approaching and teams are making decisions on whether to buy or sell and decide which players can make the biggest difference and hold the greatest value. Check out today's trade rumours and speculation from around the NHL beat.
Blues looking for offence?
The St. Louis Blues have won five or their past six games and are getting healthier. Still, they may be looking to add offence for their stretch run. The team's defence is strong but their offence is ranked just 18th in the league at 2.5 goals per game.
That's why Kevin Allen of USA Today thinks the Blues could shop D Kevin Shattenkirk for an upgrade to the team's Top 6 forwards, saying the consequences of not making a move could far outweigh the cost.
Asking price for Drouin
Count the Ottawa Senators among the teams reportedly interested in Tampa Bay Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin, but the asking price may be higher than the Sens are willing to go.
Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports the Sens would have to part with two top prospects for the winger, likely including 2015 top pick Thomas Chabot. The Sens aren't willing to pay that price and Garrioch speculates Lightning GM Steve Yzerman would only trade Drouin to an Eastern Conference rival for a massive return.
Not on the market
Trade winds had been swirling around Florida Panthers winger Brandon Pirri the last couple days, especially when the team made him a healthy scratch Friday against his former team, the Chicago Blackhawks.
But George Richards of the Miami Herald reported the Panthers scratched the winger simply in an attempt to nudge him out of his recent slump, and that the team isn't particularly interested in moving the young forward with goal-scoring potential.