Is this the end for The Sharks?


sharks_nj1bToday is the day! Expect something to break over next couple hours as the #SJSharks Ice for final 2 hours before trade deadline.

The NHL trade deadline is here, and one of the biggest names that is expected to still be available is New York Islanders left winger Thomas Vanek. While we wait to see whether or not Vanek will be moved, there are reports circulating that the San Jose Sharks are “aggressively” pursuing the forward.


NHL Trade Tracker
Player/Pick Team Story Team Player/Pick
 Hudson Fasching (prospect) buf arrows copyDetails  la Brayden McNabb
 Ales Hemsky ott arrows copyDetails edm 2014 3rd rd
2015 5th rd
 Martin St. Louis nyr arrows copyDetails tb Ryan Callahan
2015 1st rd
2014 2nd rd
Rostislav Klesla
Chris Brown
2014 4th rd
WSH arrows copy az Martin Erat
John Mitchell
 2014 2nd rd az arrows copyDetails chi  David Rundblad
Mathieu Brisebois
Jakub Markstrom
Shawn Matthias
van arrows copyDetails fla Roberto Luongo
Steven Anthony
 Andrew MacDonald phi arrows copyDetails nyi 2015 2nd rd
2014 3rd rd
 Stephane Robidas ana arrows copyDetails dal 2014 4th rd
2014 2nd rd
2015 3rd rd
 ana arrows copyDetails edm  Viktor Fasth
 2014 4th rd  ana arrows copyDetails WSH Dustin Penner
Ilya Bryzgalov min arrows copyDetails edm  2014 4th rd
Mike Weaver mtl arrows copyDetails fla  2015 5th rd

It’s NHL Trade Deadline day which means it’s a national holiday for hockey fans all across North America. Names like Thomas Vanek, Matt Moulson and Ryan Kesler are just some of the players rumored to be on the move by the end of the day. Also, which teams are going to stock up for a playoff run; which are selling off players to invest in the future?

We will fill you in all day long with this live rumor and deal tracker that will be updated as we receive new information. NHL reporter Michael Straw will be live at First Niagara Center in Buffalo on Wednesday covering the events that happen throughout day. Be sure to follow along here as well as on Twitter @TheMikeStraw.

The most recent rumors appear at the top of the tracker. The further you scroll, the older the rumor is.

NHL Rumor Tracker
Player/Pick Team(s) Rumor
 Multiple la buf A major deal could go down any minute
 Matt Moulson buf ott Fansided has learned that Ottawa has submitted a revised offer for Moulson
 Drew Stafford WSH buf Add the Capitals to the teams interested in the former 30-goal scorer
 Tim Thomas fla pit The Panthers are reportedly close to sending the goaltender to Pittsburgh
 Ryan Kesler  van GM Mike Gillis has been given permission from ownership to trade Kesler
 Thomas Vanek mtl Chris Botta reports that the Canadiens could be in on the pending UFA
Andrej Meszaros phi The Flyers are close to dealing the defenseman
 N/A la buf The Kings reportedly have an offer into Buffalo that doesn’t include Matt Moulson. No players are currently known
Mark Stuart wpg The Jets have reportedly told teams that he will not be moved. They are working on an extension with the defensman
 Paul Stastny tor col Toronto is putting together an offer for the Colorado center that is centered around Tyler Bozak
 Martin St. Louis nyr tb The Rangers have made an official offer to Tampa for their captain. Ball is in the Lightning’s court. A deal appears to be close
 Ales Hemsky edm ott Should the Senators miss out on Matt Moulson, look for Ottawa to make a run at Hemsky
 Drew Stafford buf min Michael Russo of the Star Tribune reports the Wild are interested in the power forward
 Cam Ward car The Hurricanes have recalled G Justin Peters which could be a sign that Cam Ward could be on the move soon
 Chris Stewart  buf ott Ottawa is still high on acquiring the power forward, but Buffalo’s price is said to be too high for their liking. Sabres GM Tim Murray has no issues with holding onto Stewart until the summer or next deadline
 Martin Brodeur nj After starting for them last night, Brodeur has told the Devils to trade him. Right now the interest appears to be low
 Ryan Kesler pit The Penguins are pushing hard to acquire the USA Olympian. GM Ray Shero has been given the green light to grab him
 Rene Bourque mtl The power forward has reportedly asked for a trade out of Montreal
 Mike Cammalleri cal The Fourth Period reports Flames are close to dealing the forward
Christian Ehrhoff  buf det The Red Wings are pushing hard for the top-par defenseman. Buffalo’s asking price according to FS sources is a top-level prospect and a 1st round pick
Thomas Vanek  nyi sj Reports are surfacing that Vanek to the Sharks could happen tonight
Martin Erat az WSH TSN reports the two teams are close to working out a deal for the disgruntled forward
Ryan Kesler ana Anaheim appears out of the Thomas Vanek sweeps, and have now turned its attention to Ryan Kesler of the Canucks
 Tim Thomas fla After Florida traded for Roberto Luongo, Tim Thomas could be out the door. CBC’s Elliote Friedman reports that FLA GM Dave Tallon will ask Thomas what he wants to do.
 Marion Gaborik cbj Gaborik is on the ice for Columbus’ game against Dallas. The Jackets are rumored to be talking to Boston about the forward.
 Thomas Vanek nyi Vanek is not in the Islanders lineup tonight for their game against Winnipeg. A deal is expected to come soon. Boston, Anaheim and Pittsburgh are interested in the scorer.
 Devin Setoguchi, Tyler Kennedy, Chris Thorburn, James Sheppard wpg sj According to TSN, the talks between the two teams have expanded to included more players
 Jaroslav Halak  WSH buf phi The Sabres are talking to both Washington and Philadelphia about the goaltender.
 Devin Setoguchi wpg sj The two teams are in talks to send Setoguchi back for a second run with the Sharks.


Who do you think has the best shot?