Jan 25, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Anaheim Ducks right wing Kyle Palmieri (21) goes by the bench after a goal in the third period of the Stadium Series hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings at Dodger Stadium. Ducks won 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Trade Rumors: Anaheim Ducks want to be buyers at trade deadline


The NHL trade deadline is still over a month away, but teams are already starting to mobilize their trade talks with other teams around the league. The NHL will freeze the trade wire on Feburary 7th for the Sochi Winter Olympics, which means there are technically two trade deadlines this season.

No matter which deadline you look at, one team is starting to get active in trade talks, as the Orange Country Register is reporting that Anaheim Ducks GM Bob Murray says the team is looking to be active at the trade deadline this year if they have to be.

“You’re always trying to get better. You’re never satisfied. You talk about things. Lately, our play has not been as good as it was early in the year when we were banged up. So you’re saying, ‘OK, what do we do to improve that?’ I continually talk to coaches about our team play. … We’d like to see our team play better before we make decisions on individuals.”

This doesn’t mean that the Ducks will indeed be active at the deadline, but no one would be surprised if they made some trades to strengthen their roster down the stretch of the season.

Anaheim has one of the best records in hockey, and any extra help they can get before the playoffs will be welcomed.

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