Ranking the Top 10 NHL Trade Rumors and Speculation

December 12th, 2015 by Lyle Richardson Leave a reply »
With the NHL holiday trade-freeze period (Dec. 19-27) fast approaching, fans are closely following the trade-rumor mill. Notable stars, like Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos (pictured above) and Carolina Hurricanes center Eric Staal, figure prominently in the latest round of speculation.

Some of the top rumors and speculation focus upon pending unrestricted free agents like Stamkos and Staal. Others focus upon rising talent like Columbus Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen or Edmonton Oilers' pivot Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.

The following slideshow ranks the top 10 NHL trade rumors and speculation, focusing upon the most recent involving notable talent. We'll examine the key points and provide analysis of each one. As always, feel free to weigh in with your thoughts in the comments section below.

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