The trade deadline for the NHL isn't until February, but that does not mean trade rumors have not been spreading.
The Bobby Ryan trade rumors have been quiet as of late after the Ducks claimed he is no longer on the market.
These six goalies have had trade rumors surrounding them either all season or recently. It looks as if these rumors may come in to play.
These six should be on the move when the trade deadline arrives.
The Vancouver Canucks' goaltending debate has been raging this season on which goalie to trade.
They have been long wanting to trade their backup goalie, Cory Schneider, but this time they may look to put Roberto Luongo on the hook as bait as stated by Bruce Garrioch of the NBC Sports News.
Schneider has been outplaying Luongo this season. He's been playing so well that he was the starting goalie for three straight weeks before Luongo finally started on Dec. 4.
Luongo knows the pressure to play well is high.
The Canucks don't look to be trading Schneider, because they want to keep him for the playoffs. Luongo has to prove he's the better goaltender.
But if the Canucks want to make a strong playoff appearance, they may be better off putting Luongo on the trading block.
They may not get much out of it, but it appears to be heading in that direction.
Scott Clemmensen had a tough start this year, missing the first few games after having knee surgery during the preseason.
In his first game against the Dallas Stars, he shut them out 6-0. He was then sidelined once again with a groin injury.
Now, it's been stated he has been benched with soreness in his knees.
But is it truly the soreness or is someone shopping for him?
There have been rumors, stated by NBC Sports News and Sun Sentinel, that Clemmensen is being held out because he is going to be traded, possibly to Toronto.
He has a 2-0-0 record on the year. He wasn't exactly remarkable in his second game but proved he could get the job done. He is the perfect trade candidate.
It looks as if Clemmensen will be heading out of the Panthers' door and through someone else's.
It's been slowly circulating and building up since the start of this season that the New Jersey Devils should trade Martin Brodeur.
Brodeur hasn't been playing as strongly as he used to and has been benched this season for his poor goaltending.
He has won only five of his 12 starting games and claims the puck is just not hitting him.
In his last three starts, he allowed 12 goals. In his last starting game, he only lasted about nine minutes before he was pulled.
While the Devils' shaky defense is also part of the blame, it didn't stop the Hockey News from reporting various rumors of Brodeur being placed on the trading block.
If Brodeur doesn't see it's the end of his career, he may be shipped off to finish it elsewhere.
He should be on the move this February.
Steve Mason has one of the worst goals-against averages and save percentages of all starting goalies this season.
He was sidelined recently with a concussion and has been cleared to return, leaving many fans protesting and unsure of his return back on the ice.
The Blue Jackets' main weakness is Mason, and rumors have been spreading that they are looking to trade him. Though trading him will be difficult, it may be in both the team's and Mason's best interests to pursue it.
The Hockey News report that the New York Islanders are looking into Steve Mason. Perhaps Mason might return to his 2009 glory if he moves to another home.
Toronto GM Brian Burke has never stayed quiet when it comes to the subject of trades. Evgeni Nabokov is rumored by various sources to be traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs, and it appears to be inevitable.
Perhaps it is best he should.
Reported by NBCSports.com, Nabokov wants to leave—he wants out.
It's all a matter of who the New York Islanders would get in return. There are other teams, but the Maple Leafs are in desperate need of a solid goalie.
Nabokov is only 1-3 with New York, but his experience may help Toronto if he is traded.
It looks as if this will be a reality.
Ryan Miller has denied the rumors beginning to swirl of him being placed on the trading block, but it has yet to be confirmed or denied by the Sabres' front office.
Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal has stated Miller would not mind being traded. Whether true or not, it is not hard to miss the fact that Miller had an inconsistent start to the season.
Buffalo fans have embraced backup goalie Jhonas Enroth, who currently has a record of 8-5-1.
While Miller has been out with a concussion, Enroth has shined as the new goalie.
It's all a matter of what the Sabres' front office will be willing to do—either listen to their fans or believe in Ryan Miller.
It won't be surprising to see Miller get traded, and he may be a goalie on the move by the trade deadline.