NHL Rumour Report: Pens and Canucks blockbuster rumblings

Something's brewing between Vancouver and Pittsburgh.

- Just a small Friday update. There have been growing rumblings over the past week or so linking the Penguins and Canucks in trade talks.

- A lot has been written about the Canucks being major sellers at the deadline. The Penguins, on the other hand, have been a lot quieter and harder to pin down. It sounds as though they might be all in on one last playoff run.

- With Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang and Bryan Rust all up for new contracts and little optimism that they will all be back next year, it's feeling like the last hurrah in Pittsburgh.

- The primary names that have surfaced are Brock Boeser and John Marino of the Canucks and Penguins respectively. But rumblings suggest the preference for Pittsburgh is a player with term on their contract, which automatically makes one think of Conor Garland. 

- The Canucks are on the hunt for young defensemen such as Marino, who Jim Rutherford is very familiar with from his time as Penguins GM.

- Still a lot of uncertainty about the pieces potentially involved. Just something to keep an eye on this week.
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