NHL Trade Deadline 2017: Latest rumors, trades, news

Latest trade rumors and buzz in NHL


DETROIT – The NHL Trade Deadline at 3 p.m. ET on March 1 is fast approaching.

Check back for updates.

Here are the latest rumors and buzz from around the league:

The Detroit Red Wings could be sellers:

UPDATE: The Red Wings have confirmed the trade: Red Wings acquire 2nd Rd draft pick in 2018 and a 3rd Rd draft pick in 2017 from the Rangers in exchange for D Brendan Smith.

UPDATE from TSN: DET/NYR working to finalize trade for Brendan Smith. Not officially done yet but hearing pair of picks, incl 2nd rder, would be included.

Reports last week say Red Wings general manager Ken Holland is looking to sell. TSN's Bob McKenzie reports that the Wings are "getting lots of calls on defenseman Brendan Smith," but are also looking at an extension.

Detroit resigned Smith in 2015 to a 2-year deal, and he will be a free agent after this season.

Toronto is rumored to be interested in Smith, along with Riley Sheahan. Calgary also rumored in the mix.

Darren Dreger reports that "3-4 teams" are looking at Sheahan, including the Maple Leafs. 

Colorado looking to move Duchene:

The Avs are shopping Matt Duchene, but aren't opposed to holding off on trading him until after the season is over.

Sportsnet says: "They're telling everyone they're not changing what they want. Three or four pieces, depending on the age. A young defenseman or a goaltender. And they have told everybody, if they don't get what they want, they'll take it to the end of the season."

Tampa Bay trades Brian Boyle:

Tampa Bay Lightning trade F Brian Boyle to Toronto Maple Leafs for F Byron Froese, conditional second-round pick in 2017 Draft.

Carolina making Justin Faulk available?

Edmonton Journal reports that defenseman Justin Faulk is available at the deadline. The 24-year-old is having one of his worst seasons with the Hurricanes. 

Winnipeg Jets getting calls on Drew Stafford:

Stafford would become a free agent after this season, and Craig Custance reports a lot of interest in the forward.


Dallas Stars trade D Jordie Benn to Montreal Canadiens for D Greg Pateryn, fourth-round pick in 2017 Draft 

Vancouver Canucks trade F Alexandre Burrows to Ottawa Senators for F Jonathan Dahlen.

St. Louis Blues trade D Kevin Shattenkirk and G Pheonix Copley to Washington Capitals for 2017 first-round pick, conditional draft picks and forwards Zach Sanford and Brad Malone.

The Los Angeles Kings acquired Ben Bishop from the Tampa Bay Lightning in a trade that includes goalie Peter Budaj and an exchange of draft picks, reports ESPN's Pierre LeBrun.

Dallas Stars trade F Patrick Eaves to Anaheim Ducks for conditional second-round pick in 2017 Draft.

Carolina Hurricanes trade D Ron Hainsey to Pittsburgh Penguins for F Danny Kristo, second-round pick in 2017 Draft. 

Arizona Coyotes trade D Michael Stone to Calgary Flames for third-round pick in 2017 Draft, conditional fifth-round pick in 2018.

The Minnesota Wild traded a 2017 first-round pick, 2018 second-round pick and conditional 2019 fourth-round pick plus minor leaguer Grayson Downing to the Arizona Coyotes for center Martin Hanzal, forward Ryan White and a 2017 fourth-round pick, reports ESPN's Craig Custance.

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