The NHL trade deadline is just six days away. That means action should start to pick up soon once teams fading away in the playoff race officially decide to declare themselves sellers in hopes of adding young talent for the future.
There is no shortage of rumors flying around as fans would expect at this time of the year. From superstars like Rick Nash to underrated players like Paul Gaustad, every type of player is available if the price is right.
Let's examine some of the latest trade talk from around the league.
Jeff Carter to the Los Angeles Kings?
Now there's talk he could be teaming up with former Flyers pal Mike Richards with the Los Angeles Kings. CSN Philadelphia is reporting there is mutual interest between the two sides and Richards said acquiring him would benefit his new squad.
It's clear Carter already needs another change of scenery because things aren't working out in Columbus. The Blue Jackets will benefit from clearing cap space and the Kings need another center, so it seems like a perfect fit.
Rick Nash to Flyers Highly Unlikely
Which Blue Jackets star is more likely to be moved?
While acquiring a marquee player like Nash would grab the headlines, the Flyers are better off after upgrading their defense with two reliable veterans. They are a contender with or without Nash, so there's no reason to overpay for him.
Disappointing Buffalo Sabres to Move Derek Roy?
Bucky Gleason of the Buffalo News reports Roy's days in Buffalo could be numbered. His track record of success combined with a reasonable cap number make him a better option than Nash or Carter for a team looking to wheel and deal.
It will be interesting to see if the Sabres are willing to break up their core group of players. There is plenty of talent on their roster, but things just haven't worked out this season. Trading Roy would leave an even bigger void up the middle than they already have, so his situation warrants watching.
Paul Stastny No Longer Untouchable
Which center would provide better value?
It's still a long shot at this point because of Stastny's talent, but it's a report that surely made a couple teams in need of centers to do a double take. He would provide an immediate boost to any team he was dealt to and wouldn't be a rental.