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The Daily: Two Days Before the Deadline NHL Trade Rumors Flying



NIck Leddy, Detroit Red Wings, defenseman
Rumors say the Dallas Stars are interested in Detroit defenseman Nick Leddy

With two days to go before the NHL trade deadline, the rumor mill has added a third shift. Rumor production might be at an all-time high.

Plenty of reports are coming out about Claude Giroux. Florida Panthers fans are hoping the feisty forward ends up in Sunrise. But Colorado Hockey Now says don’t count out the Colorado Avalanche.

Giroux, owner of a no-trade clause, didn’t have the Boston Bruins on his acceptable team list. Boston Hockey Now says Arizona Coyotes defenseman Jakob Chychrun is the target now. The Bruins are also thought to be interest in Anaheim’s Hampus Lindholm and Rickard Rakell.

Detroit has not been spared: Detroit Hockey Now lays out Frank Seravalli’s report that the Red Wings are open to trading everyone, anyone except Moritz Seider and Lucas Raymond.  Thanks only to Seravalli’s report, the  Tyler Bertuzzi  chatter grows stronger.

Bertuzzi also reported that Dallas Stars’ GM Jim Nill, a former Red Wings executive, has targeted Detroit defenseman Nick Leddy.

The biggest name on the NHL Trade market right now, Claude Giroux, didn’t want to be traded to the Boston Bruins.

Hot Wings

Lucas Raymond: Heading into tonight’s Red Wings’ road game in Seattle,  Raymond has six goals in his past nine games.

Cold Wings

The team:  The Red Wings are now closer to the last-place Montreal Canadiens (16 points) than a playoff spot (23 points)


Around the NHL

Montreal: See below because the Montreal Canadiens may be able to name their price for Artturi Lehkonen on the trade market.

Calgary: Are the Calgary Flames done already or will they make another trade before the NHL Trade Deadline?

Pittsburgh: What the Pittsburgh Penguins should have learned from their most recent games.

Vegas: With Robin Lehner’s injury status a mystery, are the Vegas Golden Knights interested in Islanders goalie Semyon Varlamov?