The NHL's Mar. 5 Trade Deadline is drawing closer and teams will be deciding on whether to buy or sell.
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.
More From Pierre
TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reports on his ESPN.com blog that the Los Angeles Kings have interest in Thomas Vanek, but he might not be their top target. The Kings are also interested in Matt Moulson, Mike Cammalleri and Sam Gagner.
LeBrun adds that Predators centre David Legwand's name is coming up more frequently, while any moves made by the Vancouver Canucks this season won't be for rental players, but long-term assets.
What Do The Canucks Do?
Tony Gallagher of The Vancouver Province writes that the Canucks should get in the mix for a winger like Thomas Vanek, but added it would be difficult to acquire and retain such a player.
The benefit would be that the Sedins would have a sniper on their line, with Ryan Kesler centring Zack Kassian and Alex Burrows or Chris Higgins, Bo Horvat soon centring the third line with Higgins or Burrows, and Jannik Hansen with Tom Sestito to build out the fourth line.
Sarah McLellan of azcentral sports writes that the Phoenix Coyotes could be a strong fit for veteran forward Ray Whitney at the trade deadline.
Whitney is in the final year of a two-year contract with the Dallas Stars after two seasons with the Coyotes. "If we're in it, they (the Stars) probably won't do anything," Whitney said. "If we stumble here down the stretch, maybe they will. I don't really know what their thought is yet."
In 2011-12, Whitney and Radim Vrbata combined for 59 goals and 139 points.