I love sketchy trade rumors:

Or could it be Edmonton's Nilsson?

This is truly an example of how last night's trade rumor becomes a sudden, different reality, and my clickbait headline becomes instantly stale...


Struggling Canadian teams should be busy at NHL trade deadline | Sportsnet
"The Hockey Central at Noon crew really liked the Chicago Blackhawks bringing Andrew Ladd back to the team for the playoff run and how the salary cap contributed to him leaving in the first place."

"Forty-three players moved in 24 trade deadline deals last season. What will 2016 hold? More than any other year we’ve seen, it’s a Canada-USA divide."

Blue Jackets Will Be Sellers Again | Blue Jackets Xtra
"Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen heads into Monday's NHL trade deadline as a 'seller,' and two names consistently pop up around the league as being on the block in Columbus: forward Scott Hartnell and defenseman Fedor Tyutin."

NHL Trade Deadline: 10 game-changing players who might move | Puck Daddy
"10 significant names that could move at the deadline, and could be game-changers for the contenders that acquire them."

NHL trade deadline matchmaker | Sports Illustrated
"15 swaps we could see happening before 3 p.m. EST rolls around on Monday."

Trends and storylines to watch for at NHL Trade Deadline | Sportsnet
"This year’s class of available rental defencemen who could potentially move the needle for contenders is awfully thin, but the same can’t be said for the crop of wingers."

Washington not feeling pressure to make trade before deadline | NHL
"I view it as a two-year window," MacLellan said. "We're going for it this year, we're going for it next year, and then after that we're evaluating where we're at."

NHL trade deadline: 6 teams with major decisions to make | CBS Sports
"The teams in the most difficult spots are probably the Carolina Hurricanes and Boston Bruins as they try to figure out what do with important players whose contracts are up after the season while still trying to make the playoffs this season."

NHL Trade deadline: 5 trades for prospects that actually worked | CBS Sports
"When the Winnipeg Jets sent their captain, Andrew Ladd, to the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night just a few days ahead of the NHL trade deadline, one of the key pieces they received in return was Marko Dano."

NHL Trade Deadline Rumors: Can the Bruins pry Nail Yakupov (or other value) from the Oilers? | SCOC
"This trade deadline, as Don Sweeney and Cam Neely look to reshape the Bruins as they move further into the "new" era, they should be using every advantage at their disposal - both the obvious (like knowing the market for prime assets) and the slightly less obvious."

The Oilers are selling off pieces on their way to another rebuild | ESPN
"Here's our last look at the seven clubs in the Pacific approaching the Feb. 29 trade deadline, in order of the current division standings."

NHL trade rumors: With Andrew Ladd gone, Arizona's Mikkel Boedker could be dealt next | MLive
"With Andrew Ladd off the market after being dealt from Winnipeg to Chicago Thursday, who is the next player likely to make a splash on the NHL trade front? Mikkel Boedker appears to be at the top of the list."

Understanding the trade that brought in Phillip Danualt and a draft pick for Dale Weise and Tomas Fleischmann | HEOTP
"Weise definitely brought a quality game to the Montreal Canadiens during his tenure, and will do so for the Chicago Blackhawks down the stretch and into the Stanley Cup playoffs. He will be a depth scorer for what is already a strong team."

And one nice story about Florida Boy Shayne Gostisbehere

A Top N.H.L. Rookie Skates In From the Heat | NY Times
"Only eight Florida-born players have reached the N.H.L., according to the Hockey Reference website, and Gostisbehere, 22, is one of only two players from South Florida.."

Gostisbehere to the Panthers for Jagr? What?

Enjoy the trade weekend!