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TSN.ca Staff
3/23/2013 10:31:02 AM
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With the NHL Trade Deadline under two weeks away, teams are making decisions on whether to buy or sell. Check out today's trade rumours and speculation from around the NHL beat, and follow TSN.ca each day until Deadline Day for all the updates.

Hands Tied

Joe Haggarty of CSNNE.com reports that Boston Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli is interested in adding depth at forward and possibly on the blue line but, with most teams still in contention for the playoffs, he is having trouble finding teams willing to deal.

"We're looking for depth. It may be a top line player and it may be a fourth liner, but we're looking for another forward," Chiarelli told Haggarty.

"It's as hard as its ever been or harder because of all these teams that are still in it," he said. "Teams feel like they only need to win three games and they're back in it

Not Going Anywhere

Sun Media reporter and TSN contributor Steve Simmons said on Twitter that the St. Louis Blues have no interest in trading goaltender Jaroslav Halak.

With the emergence of Jake Allen in the Blues net, some believed the Blues might look to move Halak before the deadline but St. Louis GM Doug Armstrong told Simmons, "He's not going anywhere."

No Way Jose

Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area says neither Ryan Clowe nor Dan Boyle want to be traded out of San Jose.

"I hear it, like everyone else," Clowe said of hearing his name in trade rumours. "I don't pay too much attention to it. I'm in the same position as Boyler, I really like it here. I understand things happen, but I would obviously like to stay here, too, and see this through."

Depends on Performance

Ansar Khan of MLIVE.com reports that Red Wings GM Ken Holland suggests he is more likely to make a trade if the Red Wings play well in their remaining games before the trade deadline.

Khan says that Detroit is in the market for a top-four defenceman and scoring help on the wing but the team won't part with any prospects or draft picks unless they feel they have a legitimate shot in the playoffs.

“We got to win some games first,'' Holland said Friday, prior to Detroit's game against Anaheim. “You don't want to throw a lot of assets at something (if) you're not sure you're going to (make) the playoffs. So we need to win some games.''

Wait and See

The Tennessean's Josh Cooper says that the Predators current four-game homestand will go a long way in determining whether or not Nashville will make any moves before the trade deadline.

Nashville is currrently two points out of a playoff spot in the Western Conference.

"Our team and so many other teams don't know where they are right now," Predators general manager David Poile told Cooper. "Four or five wins in a row takes you in a very positive direction, and conversely if you went in a tailspin and lost four or five games, it would be very difficult for us or any other team to make the playoffs."

Peter Chiarelli (Photo: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images )

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