In today’s NHL rumors post at The Hockey Writers I cover the talk surrounding the Montreal Canadiens, the Detroit Red Wings and the Nashville Predators who might be interested in one of the biggest names on the trade board.

Is Montreal Rethinking Their Trade Deadline Approach?

Jared Clinton of The Hockey News is writing that after an unexpected run by the Montreal Canadiens, GM Marc Bergevin might be rethinking his stance on the team as buyers coming into the trade deadline.

Considering the team has needs on special teams and made a move on Saturday sending veteran forward Dale Weise and defenseman Christian Folin to the Philadelphia Flyers for defenseman David Schlemko and minor league forward Byron Froese, are they done?

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Are Predators Possible for Artemi Panarin?

Chris Kuc of The Athletic is reporting that the Nashville Predators might be kicking tires on forward Artemi Panarin. With Panarin’s change in agents and an interview with the media where he hinted he’s not likely to re-sign in Columbus  and is absolutely going to test free agency, he’s become a major player to watch.

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Detroit Shifting Focus on Their Own Free Agents?

Mlive.com’s Ansar Khan reports that the Detroit Red Wings and GM Ken Holland may not trade as many of their roster pieces as was originally thought. Holland is having discussions goaltender Jimmy Howard, winger Gustav Nyquist, and defenseman Nick Jensen.

What will happen with the Red Wings? Are they still sellers?

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Kings Doing Their Thing

GM of the LA Kings, Rob Blake spoke to the Los Angeles Times and said reports about his team not being players at this trade deadline are incorrect. Blake has made it clear he wants to make more deals like the Jake Muzzin trade where he moved a veteran player for draft picks and prospects.

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