**There has been a lot of talk about the New York Islanders possibly moving Mark Streit, who may not sign a contract extension or re-sign this summer. The Boston Bruins have reportedly been interested in the veteran defenseman, yet there have been reports that the Islanders are more interested in keeping Streit for what is looking like a legitimate postseason run. Darren Dreger reports that Islanders GM Garth Snow has "no intention" of trading Streit.
**The Pittsburgh Penguins and GM Ray Shero have made a number of significant moves ahead of the trade deadline, picking up Brenden Morrow and Jarome Iginla, as well as Douglas Murray, just before losing Sidney Crosby and Paul Martin to injury. Despite the injuries, Shero says the Penguins are likely done making any trades.
**The Vancouver Canucks made the first of what could be a few big moves, trading for Dallas Stars center Derek Roy on Tuesday. Now the Canucks turn their attention to picking up a scoring winger, who would likely slot in next to center Ryan Kesler. Roy was acquired to help round out a top-heavy offense, which should also get a boost thanks to the trade for Roy and the return of Kesler from injury. Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province feels that player is already in the organization, with Zack Kassian currently "rehabbing" in the AHL.
**Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen is facing his first NHL trade deadline and has his team fighting for the postseason behind the monstrous performance of goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky. The Blue Jackets would like to add some scoring depth to his team but is wary of the price such a player could demand and is not willing to give up a player off the current roster or perhaps even a younger prospect.
Columbus does have a number of first-round picks to play with, however, per Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch:
"We're looking to add," Kekalainen said last night. "We've put into play one of our first-round picks, the one we have from the Los Angeles Kings. We've offered that up to get some help for our team.
"We're not doing rentals (veteran players with expiring contracts). We're not going to do something that helps us this spring and then that's it. We're only going to do things that help us today and long-term, and we're going to stick to that plan.
"If something good materializes with that philosophy, well then we've got a deal. If it doesn't, this club has shown it can be very competitive. So let's see where it goes."
**The San Jose Sharks might have traded Ryane Clowe and Douglas Murray, but the team is far from heading into firesale territory. Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports that GM Doug Wilson could use some of his ten draft picks this summer -- including four in the first two rounds -- as trade bait for a depth forward or a defenseman, or perhaps both. The Sharks are right in the middle of the playoff fight and it seems that, as talk of a rebuild has quieted a bit, the team could make moves for one last big postseason push.