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Latest NHL Trade Rumors

NHL trade rumors culled from media and online sources around the league.


PITTSBURGH - OCTOBER 07: New logos are etched into the ice prior to the game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Philadelphia Flyers at the Consol Energy Center on October 7, 2010 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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Updated April 22, 2014

Here's where we compile our regular updates of NHL trade rumors. Each of the articles listed below comes with a date on which it was filed, so you will know the vintage of the trade rumors in circulation.

None of the NHL trade rumors you see here are appearing for the first time. They are all based on second-hand information, gathered from various media sources and online sources around the league.

Where appropriate, we name the specific source of a rumor. But many trade rumors are ubiquitous, with names mentioned in many reports. These rumors cannot be attributed to one source.

It's up to you to judge the credibility of the rumors presented.

Useful Resources for Understanding and Evaluating NHL Trade Rumors:
The NHL Salary Cap Explained: Whether a team can make make a trade is largely determined by how much room it has available under the salary cap. The cap also ensures that a player's salary is a major part of any potential trade. NHL trade are almost never made for "competitive hockey" reasons alone.
NHL Free Agents: Unrestricted free agency and restricted free agency are crucial to a player's status with his team, and a player who is about to become a free agent is often the subject of frequent trade rumors. Here's where the NHL free agency system is explained.
A Guide to the NHL Entry Draft: Draft picks are a component of many NHL trades, and many of the biggest deals occur on draft day, as teams jockey for position in the draft order. Here's how the NHL Entry Draft works.
Key Dates on the NHL Calendar: The NHL trade deadline is one of the busiest days of the season, with dozens of trades taking place before the window of opportunity closes. We post the date of the trade deadline on our NHL calendar as soon as it's known.
NHL Trade Rumors: A Fantasy Game - They are mostly false and often ridiculous. So why the endless glut of NHL trade rumors? Because they represent what every hockey fan needs: Hope. From our archive, this 2004 article looks at the trade rumor phenomenon.

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