The annual buzz about the NHL Trade Deadline is here. It's an exciting time to be a hockey fan, and here's everything you need to know.
When is the NHL Trade Deadline?
On Monday, Feb. 25, all teams must have their trades submitted by 3:00 p.m. ET. However, news about blockbuster trades could break later on in the day.
Top NHL Trade Rumors
Perhaps the biggest name in question this year is Columbus Blue Jackets star forward Artemi Panarin. The Jackets star has been linked to both the Kings and Blackhawks.
While the Kings need to sell some of their aging core, Panarin could be the young spark that they need to get the ball rolling again. Panarin is a free agent this summer, meaning he could just be a rental for a contender.
Ottawa Senators leading scorers Matt Duchene and Mark Stone are also on the block. Both already have over 50 points on the season, and Duchene has done it in only 47 games.
"It's not an easy thing, that's for sure."— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) February 14, 2019
Mark Stone and Matt Duchene prefer to keep the business side of the game internal. pic.twitter.com/PjhPCzwWqj
Be on the lookout for the Boston Bruins to potentially replace David Pastrnak with one of these Sens stars.
NHL Trade Deadline History
Of course, some massive deals have been made at the deadline that have changed the course of an entire season for certain teams.
A notable deadline move came in 2008 when the Atlanta Thrashers traded forwards Marian Hossa and Pascal Dupuis to the Pittsburgh Penguins in return for
First person Toews hands the Cup to is Kimmo Timonen. Nothing but class pic.twitter.com/HqYMA7XmZ5— Goalie Ways (@GoalieWays) June 16, 2015