Last week, it was Steven Stamkos for a package deal that, supposedly, included Sam Bennett.

This week, it’s Dennis Wideman and Kris Russell.

But when you’re a team that’s started the 2015-16 National Hockey League season as badly as the Calgary Flames have, trade rumours start to fly and speculation of shake-up moves begin.

“Whenever teams are losing (trade talk happens),” surmised Russell on Wednesday after the team’s morning skate at Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Centre. “They don’t change winning teams. When rumours and things like that pop up, it’s when things aren’t going well, so it’s up to us in this room to change that.”