NHL trade rumors are heating up as the trade deadline moves closer.
Trade deadlines in any sport are always rife with rumors and speculation. But, perhaps, in no league does the rule apply more than the NHL, which is usually one of the more exciting and active trade deadlines.
This year's deadline is still down the road, but it's that time right now when teams have a good idea of where they are and whether they could be contenders, or whether to start taking calls about some of their personnel.
With that in mind, here are some of the bigger names around the NHL that could be moved by the trade deadline.