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Tracking every major 2018 NHL trade rumor heading into the deadline

The NHL trade deadline is one week away.

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The 2018 NHL trade deadline is rapidly approaching. On Monday, Feb. 26 the NHL will officially close its doors on trades for the remainder of the 2017-18 season, meaning we have two weeks of potential madness left.

NHL trade deadline day is usually not as crazy as the NBA’s deadline is, as most major hockey trades happen — if at all — in the days leading up to the deadline. The rumors, however, seem to churn out new names every day as we get closer to the Feb. 26 deadline.

As such, we’ve compiled a complete list of trade rumors from Feb. 1 onwards about the biggest names potentially hitting the trade market. We’ve already seen teams like the New York Rangers flat out admit big trades are likely coming as we head into the deadline, but teams like the Buffalo Sabres and Ottawa Senators will also likely be major sellers as their playoff hopes end.

Here are the latest NHL trade rumors

Feb. 23

Senators are in “massive” trade talks involving multiple teams for Erik Karlsson
Ottawa has a “strong preference” to package Bobby Ryan with Karlsson.
The Canucks are getting calls on Chris Tanev, but injury concerns limit offers.
Pittsburgh had strong interest in Alex Galcheyuk before landing Derick Brassard.
Jets made a “real push” to acquire Brassard.

Feb. 22

“Every team” asks about Nashville’s Eeli Tolvanen but he’s not available.
The Maple Leafs are not on Ryan McDonagh’s 10-team no-trade list.
The Blue Jackets have initiated extension talks with trade candidate Jack Johnson.
Vegas could be buyers at the trade deadline.
The Canadiens are in “no rush” to move Max Pacioretty or Alex Galchenyuk.
Jarome Iginla wants to sign with an NHL team before the trade deadline.

Feb. 21

The Blue Jackets have asked about Blackhawks’ forward Artem Anisimov.
Erik Karlsson is “still in play” for other teams this month.

Feb. 20

Senators are trying to package Bobby Ryan’s contract in talks for Erik Karlsson.
Another potential center target for the Penguins: Colorado’s Carl Soderberg.
The Penguins have shown interest in Rangers’ winger Michael Grabner.
Anaheim may be looking at winger Thomas Vanek from Vancouver.

Feb. 19

Boston does not want to trade top prospects or high draft picks for expensive rentals.
Jets have discussed several forwards, including Chicago’s Ryan Hartman.
Artem Anisimov, who has a NMC, hasn’t discussed any deals with Hawks management.
The Penguins are also among teams interested in Derick Brassard.

Feb. 18

Detroit reportedly offered Petr Mrazek to the Flyers for a 3rd round pick. They declined.
The Blues have inquired about Max Pacioretty from the Canadiens.
Oilers forward Patrick Maroon is getting incredible interest across the league.
The Rangers are looking to trade Nash, Grabner, Holden and Desharnais.

Feb. 17

Despite their denial, “don’t be surprised” if the Senators trade Erik Karlsson.
Blues, Senators are in “serious talks” about Derick Brassard, Mike Hoffman.
The Canucks have inquired about Max Domi, Tobias Rieder out of Arizona.
San Jose may have interest in Bruins’ forward Matt Beleskey.
Maple Leafs, Stars among teams who have inquired on Red Wings’ Luke Glendening.

Feb. 16

Buffalo defenseman Josh Gorges is available, and the Blues have shown interest.
The Jets and Bruins are among teams interested in Patrick Maroon.
The Rangers want Jake DeBrusk in a Ryan McDonagh deal with the Bruins.
Rangers are more interested in players and prospects than draft picks.
Blue Jackets are interested in Derick Brassard, but the “price is steep.”
Penguins’ Matt Hunwick may be on the trade block with Ian Cole.
The Maple Leafs and Stars are interested in Red Wings forward Luke Glendening.
Stars deny reported interest in Glendening.

Feb. 15

The Red Wings are looking to move Gustav Nyquist and/or Tomas Tatar this month.
Detroit’s Jimmy Howard has received more interest than Petr Mrazek from other teams.
Kings are now shopping for a “mid-level scoring winger” after landing Dion Phaneuf.
The Blue Jackets may be open to dealing young forward Boone Jenner.
Radim Vrbata was asked to submit his 10-team no trade list to the Panthers last month.

Feb. 14

Rick Nash, Max Pacioretty, and Mike Green are among the NHL’s most coveted assets.
The Panthers are a potential dark horse candidate for Pacioretty.
Brian Gionta and James Wisniewski are hoping to sign NHL deals after the Olympics.
The Senators are ready to listen on anyone but Chabot, Karlsson, and Stone.
Ryan McDonagh has reportedly submitted his 10-team no trade list to the Rangers.

Feb. 13

The Jets are interested in landing a top-six forward before the trade deadline.
The Coyotes aren’t shopping Max Domi, but they’ll listen to offers.
Kings have “circled back” to Dion Phaneuf, Penguins interested in Derick Brassard.
Penguins could be looking for fourth-line center, not a third-line center.
There are 8-10 teams interested in Sabres winger Evander Kane.
The Flyers may be in on a goaltender now that Brian Elliott has been sidelined with injury.

Feb. 12

Jeff Skinner, Max Domi among potential trade targets for the Colorado Avalanche.
The Bruins are reportedly in on Ryan McDonagh, but does it makes sense?
The Edmonton Oilers are maybe, possibly, thinking of trading Leon Draisaitl.
Senators are talking Derick Brassard with other teams, but the price is high.
Talks are starting to heat up around Golden Knights winger James Neal.

Feb. 11

Are the Penguins zeroing in on minor addition like Tomas Plekanec or Matt Cullen?
Speaking of Plekanec, the Sharks are also reportedly interested in the center.

Feb. 9

The Red Wings may try to trade one of Petr Mrazek or Jimmy Howard this month.

Feb. 8

Stan Bowman says he doesn’t expect the Blackhawks to be buyers at trade deadline.
Josh Leivo, Nikita Soshnikov, and Matt Martin may all be on the trading block.

Feb. 7

Will the Lightning chase defenseman Ryan McDonagh at the NHL trade deadline?
Elliotte Friedman speculated on a potential Red Wings-Hurricanes blockbuster
Could the Chicago Blackhawks consider trading Brandon Saad this season?

Feb. 5

The Rangers requested Rick Nash’s no-trade list, putting the winger on the trade block.
The Avalanche are reportedly looking at Michael Grabner from the Rangers.
The Predators have been “checking out” the Red Wings for scoring wingers.

Feb. 3

Josh Leivo has reportedly asked the Maple Leafs for a trade.

Feb. 1

The Canucks want to re-sign defenseman Erik Gudbranson, for some reason.