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.
Alex Burrows addressed a report that he would be willing to waive his No Trade Clause to facilitate a move away from the Vancouver Canucks, saying the topic hasn't even come up.
Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province reported Burrows saying there is no truth to the report, and that he hasn't even discussed the topic with coaches or management.
Burrows could be a tough move even without a No Trade Clause; the 34-year-old is still owed $4.5 million next year and has just seven goals and 16 points this season.
Needing a Wingman
The Chicago Blackhawks are firmly entrenched as Stanley Cup contenders once again this year but that doesn't mean the team doesn't have holes.
Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun Times takes a look at the Blackhawks leading up to the Trade Deadline and notes the team's need for a Top Six left winger and a defencemen.
But given their current cap situation, just a little more than $2 million to the cap, the Blackhawks likely only have room for one, and Lazerus said the winger would be the smarter move.
With the limited cap room, Lazerus also believes a cheaper option, like the Hurricanes' Kris Versteeg or the Leafs' PA Parenteau, would be the more likely move.
Frederik Andersen was the Anaheim Ducks' starting goalie last year and can still fulfill that role for a number of teams. But with the Ducks committed to the younger John Gibson in net, Andersen could be available on the trade market leading up to February 29's Trade Deadline.
Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register believes that Andersen could be the team's most attractive trade piece the next two weeks. Andersen is a pending restricted free agent this off-seson and due for a raise on his current $1.3 million salary.
The team could also opt to keep Andersen, at least until this summer, because he's been playing better lately and Gibson is currently battling through an upper-body injury.