We're closing in on one of the most exciting days of the year for a hockey fan: trade deadline day.
Feb. 28 and the trade deadline are not that long away now, and already some of the bigger names involved in trade rumors have been moved in the last couple of weeks.
Mike Fisher was moved out of Ottawa—apparently sparked by that hockey mastermind and overlord Carrie Underwood—and Francois Beauchemin and Kris Versteeg have been traded by the Maple Leafs.
Those moves could all be precursors to bigger trades.
Meanwhile, the normal suspects are expected to be players again at the deadline as teams try to find out whether they're buyers or sellers at the deadline.
It's all building up to be a very interesting deadline, even though only a few weeks ago the market seemed dead and most media members were predicting a somewhat quiet deadline.
It can still end up playing out that way, as a lot can happen in the time between now and the trade deadline. I mean, who would've thought the Flames could be buyers a couple of weeks ago?
But the hot stove has been fired up, and it's only expected to get hotter as the actual date gets closer.
So until then, this is the place for the latest NHL trade news and rumors as we start to close in on the home stretch of the NHL season.