Habs not done trading

Wild creates room to make a deal

Fletcher has said he isn’t too fond of the rental market, so perhaps he’s looking to make an actual “hockey trade.” Some believe he has talked to Edmonton about forwards Nail Yakupov or injured Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. In January, he showed interest in Tampa Bay’s Jonathan Drouin.

Simmons Says: Shut-down Lupul likely to be dispatched by Leafs

Has Joffrey Lupul played his last game for the Maple Leafs?

Could be.

Rumors from Bruce Garrioch

Another player to keep an eye on is Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Jonathan Drouin. He’s at his home near Montreal waiting for a trade and talks have intensified in the last 24 hours. Bolts GM Steve Yzerman has been steadfast in demanding immediate help for Tampa Bay, along with a prospect or two in a deal, if Drouin is to be traded. The Senators, Rangers, Blues, Sharks and Jets are among those that have done more than kick tires on Drouin … This will be Don Sweeney’s first deadline in the GM’s chair of the Boston Bruins and he is facing a huge dilemma with winger Loui Eriksson.

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Could the Canucks trade Miller?

Maybe the goalie market really does stink right now, but the Canucks had a chance to trade Ryan Miller in the offseason and passed.

Why?

Miller is 35 years old. The Canucks are a team on the rebuild. Why is it so important to have an aging veteran who is no longer a bona fide No. 1 on the team?

Deadline means defense for Penguins on trade market

As the clock ticks steadily toward Monday’s NHL trade deadline, general manager Jim Rutherford makes no bones about what’s at the top of his shopping list.

He wants a defenseman.

With Ben Lovejoy out long term with an upper-body injury, the Penguins are down to six players with meaningful NHL experience on the blue line. That almost certainly will change before the deadline.

Canucks have to sell

As the TSN insider reported, the Canucks are open for business. They haven’t been this open for business since Mike Keenan got his hands on the controls and made 11 trades in three months in 1998 and dealt away just about everyone except Mark Messier.

In the middle of a rebuild, with his team eight points out, Benning has to sell.

Seven non-rental players who could be on the move

Here are seven non-rental players who could be on the move before the bell rings on Monday: