The NHL's Mar. 5 Trade Deadline is drawing closer and teams will be deciding on whether to buy or sell while figuring out which players can make the biggest difference and hold the greatest value.
Check out today's trade-related reports and speculation from around the NHL beat. And follow TSN.ca through Deadline Day for all the updates.
A Devilish Move?
Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger in New Jersey reports that even though the Devils have found some chemistry as of late and are playing well, it doesn't mean GM Lou Lamoriello will stand pat. "Let's put it this way: If we can get something to make us better, I think you know the answer," said Lamoriello in the article. "I don't think any team is as good as you'd like it to be. We're going to do everything we can to get better. But if you look back a year ago and look back at the summer, I think we have to feel pretty good about our new players."
Staying In The Capital?
Katie Carrera of the Washington Post is reporting that the Capitals and forward Mikhail Grabovski are already in contract extension talks and Grabovski's agent, Gary Greenstin, has stated the 29-year-old will likely stay in Washington. Grabovski signed a one-year, $3 million contract last off-season after the Toronto Maple Leafs bought him out.
One and Done?
Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that the Blue Jackets haven't had any contract talks with injured sniper Marian Gaborik who might be traded at a second straight deadline. The Slovenia has missed a fair chunk of the season including six weeks because of a knee sprain and is currently sidelined with a broken collarbone after being pinned between two Philadelphia Flyers in a game on Dec. 21.