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It's NHL trade rumor season. Each week before the Feb. 26 trade deadline, serves as a one-stop guide to the latest rumblings around the league. TheSenators ,shipping defenseman Dion Phaneuf to theKings in a four-player transaction.That move might not be the last by Ottawa general manager Pierre Dorion before the NHL's Feb. 26 trade deadline.Hours before the Phaneuf trade, TSN's Darren Dreger the Senators feel they have the top center in the market in Derick Bra sard and are building the case for Mike Hoffman as the best winger available. He added theJets are Howie Kendrick Jersey among the clubs interested in winger Ryan Dzingel .Earlier in the day, Sportnet's Elliotte Friedman thePenguins and Sharks may have inquired about Bra sard. Friedman also noted the Flames were scouting the Sens in recent weeks. He wondered if they were watching winger Zack Smith, but was told that wasn't the case.TRADE TRACKER: Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, meanwhile, the Penguins were believed among a group of clubs to contact the Senators. While they may have interest in Bra sard or Jean-Gabriel Pageau , Garrioch said they aren't being actively shopped and the Sens could retain both players.The lack of quality centers available in the trade market could bolster the value of Bra sard and Pageau, but moving either guy could weaken Ottawa's depth down the middle. That would explain why Dorionhasset a high asking price for Matt Adams Jersey Bra sard. Dreger's colleague Pierre LeBrun the Sens GM seeks a first-round pick, a top prospect and a third piece."As for Hoffman, . Garrioch claimed the Sharks,Blues,Devils and Bruins are reportedly in the market for help at forward. Perhaps one of them could pursue the 28-year-old winger.Signed through 2019-20 with an annual salary cap hit of $5.187 million and a 10-team no-trade list, Hoffman isn't a rental player. He'd be enticing for clubs seeking long-term scoring depth,but the Sens could ask for at least a good young player and a first-round pick or top prospect in return.MORE: Canadiens could move aforwardTheCanadiens could return from their current four-game road trip Brandon Kintzler Jersey without one of their veteran forwards. Center Tomas Plekanec and wingers Max Pacioretty and Alex Galchenyuk have frequently surfaced in this season's rumor mill.Due to become an unrestricted free agent in July, the 35-year-old Plekanec could be a rental option for playoff contenders looking for an experienced center. Given the Canadiens' weakne s at that position, however, it's been speculated they could attempt to re-sign him. Failing that, they could attempt to peddle him at the deadline for a draft pick or prospect.Sportsnet's Rory Boylen the Penguins, Sharks andWild as po sible destinations. The Penguins and Wild, however, have limited salary cap room, making it difficult to pick up the remainder of Plekanec's $6 million cap hit.MORE: Boylen's colleague Elliotte Friedman the Panthers as a stealth po sibility for the 29-year-old Pacioretty. While they're loaded with young talent, the Canadiens will want a scoring forward, preferably a center, in return. The Panthers won't part with first-line center Aleksander Barkov and are probably unwilling to move Vincent Trocheck, who's on pace for a career-best 30-goal, 75-point performance.TSN's Pierre LeBrun is Galchenyuk will be moved. He pointed out the 24-year-old winger isn't being heard in trade talk as frequently as Ottawa's Mike Hoffman or Edmonton's Patrick Jayson Werth Jersey Maroon.That doesn't mean the Canadiens won't move Galchenyuk by the trade deadline. However, his stock may have declined this season to the point where it might be best to wait for the offseason and hope his value improves.MORE:Interest mounts forPatrick MaroonOilers left wing Patrick Maroon could be skating elsewhere by the deadline. He's due to become an unrestricted free agent in July and there appears to be growing interest in him as a playoff rental.NBC Sports Boston's Joe Haggerty the Bruins could be among the suitors for the 29-year-old Maroon. The 6-3, 227-pounder would give the Bruins some size and experience on left wing. Haggerty noted the Oilers are looking to stock up with younger players.TSN's Darren Dreger Maroon couldalso be on the Jets' radar.Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman said he'd also heard Maroon was linked to theLightning andMaple Leafs. He doesn't think the Leafs are a good fit unle s they're planning to move a winger in another deal. Related Wander Suero Jersey Articles NHL trade rumors: Who's next? Eight players who could be dealt this season