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.
- NHL Trade Rumors for March 18, 2013
As the April 3 trade deadline looms, the rumor mill declares open season on unrestricted free agents.
- NHL Trade Rumors for March 13, 2013
It's crunch time for the Anaheim Ducks and Corey Perry. Either get his name on the dotted line or make a very tough decision.
- NHL Trade Rumors for February 27, 2013
The Sabres without Ryan Miller? The Flyers without Daniel Briere? Hard to imagine. But the rumors say it might happen.
- NHL Trade Rumors for February 18, 2013
As his contract holdout drags on, many believe Colorado forward Ryan O'Rielly will soon have a new address.
- NHL Trade Rumors for January 23, 2013
Time to rev up the rumor mill again. Folks are talking about Nino Niederreiter, Jarome Iginla, Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf, PK Subban, and many more.
- NHL Trade Rumors for August 30, 2012
If the Dallas Stars are shopping defenseman Stephane Robidas, they will surely have plenty of suitors.
- NHL Trade Rumors for August 17, 2012
With the Flyers and Red Wings looking for help on defense, D-men dominate the latest rumors making the rounds.
- NHL Trade Rumors for July 29, 2012
Are the Red Wings shopping Valtteri Filppula? What does the Rick Nash trade say about the potential market for Jarome Iginla?
- NHL Trade Rumors for July 23, 2012
Did Columbus turn down a great Rick Nash offer? Where will Kings goalie Jonathan Bernier be playing next season?
- NHL Trade Rumors for June 28, 2012
Is Roberto Luongo trying to force a deal to the sunny south? Plus the latest on Bobby Ryan, Rick Nash, and assorted defensemen.
- NHL Trade Rumors for June 19, 2012
The Rick Nash sweepstakes heat up, plus Roberto Luongo, Jordan Staal, and Patrick Kane give rumor junkies plenty to chew on.
- NHL Trade Rumors: 2011-12 Season Archive
Links to the trade rumor reports posted during the 2011-12 NHL Season.
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.