The trade deadline is creeping up on us and, as always, rumors are a plenty.
The Vancouver Canucks are once again looking like a dangerous Stanley Cup threat. They have, however, been criticized for lacking grit; something that they'll be looking to disprove in the coming weeks.
Recently, a rumor surfaced involving the Anaheim Ducks and a potential trade with the Nucks. The trade is said to include Cory Schneider, Mason Raymond, and Keith Ballard, in exchange for reigning league MVP Corey Perry.
At this time of year, many rumors surrounding every team attract attention; some of them are a true possibility, while others are simply ridiculous.
Given the amount of sources that have reported this particular rumor, there is sufficient reason to believe that it has at least been discussed between GMs Mike Gillis and Bob Murray.
That said, I do not believe this is a trade that would or should happen for many reasons.