Activity in the NHL rumor mill has significantly increased since the end of the league's Christmas “trade freeze." Now into the second half of the schedule, every club has different needs to address.
Stanley Cup favorites will seek depth to improve their chances of winning a championship. Playoff bubble teams will try to bolster their rosters in hopes of clinching a postseason berth. Non-contenders will try to get a head start on rebuilding for next season by attempting to shed expensive salaries and aging veterans.
The Olympic break (February 9-25) is fast approaching, which will be followed by a 10-day window leading up to the March 5 trade deadline. As a result, the currently stagnant NHL trade market could soon become quite busy.
The following is a look at the most intriguing trade rumors for all 30 NHL teams, along with analysis and predictions for each rumor.