Trade rumors. We hear them all the time, especially in this age of 24-hour television news, sports talk radio, the Internet and social media.
These days, rumors pick up speed and are quickly spread across different formats, repeated and altered and sometimes completely blown out of proportion.
Here is a look at 15 NHL trade rumors that just turned out to be downright wrong.
But false trade rumors aren't just limited to the modern era. I have included a few from the past to show that even Hall of Famers were subject to outrageous and often incorrect rumors back in the day.
This list is in no particular order and by no means complete. Feel free to add some of your own, from recent years or the past.
Hopefully, articles like this can help keep hockey on your minds during this unwanted lockout.