The calendar has flipped to February, and in the course of this NHL season that means it is trade deadline month. We are now a week away from deadline day, and hockey's swapping season is likely to pick up in the coming days. Here at NHL.com, we will bring you a daily roundup of reported rumors about who might be available and which teams might be looking to make a move for your lunchtime consumption in Deadline Diner.
COLUMBUS: Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson is a popular figure among his peers these days. There aren't many teams that can definitely be considered "sellers," but the last-pace Blue Jackets are and Howson has the two biggest names reported to be on the market in captain Rick Nash and Jeff Carter.