"In Chicago, there have been some rumblings about Patrick Kane," Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman said during the 32 Thoughts segment of Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday. "His representative, Pat Brisson, said today that Patrick Kane will not be dealt by the deadline. He also represents Jonathan Toews and Seth Jones, and said you can throw them out too, they won't be getting dealt by the deadline. But all of us were wondering about Kane because of the rumours out there. Brisson said no."
But one prominent name on the Blackhawks could be on his way out of town to a contender, Friedman added.
"Another name to watch in Chicago is Marc-Andre Fleury," Friedman said during the same segment. "One of the teams that has interest is Minnesota. (GM) Bill Guerin and Marc-Andre Fleury won a Stanley Cup together in 2009 (with the Penguins). I think this one is going to be investigated. We'll see how everybody feels over the next 42 hours."
The messy middle goes to Nashville's Forsberg, who has been looking at getting a contract extension for much of the season, but negotiations with GM David Poile appear to be not going so well.
"Meanwhile, in Nashville, Filip Forsberg, the word is that contract talks have not gone well," Friedman said. "This can always change with one phone call, I'm always wary about making these kinds of pronouncements, but I do feel David Poile has at least tested the market to see what it is for Forsberg. I don't think he's going to get traded, but I think the Predators are at least looking at this because talks aren't going well right now."
Meanwhile, Jeff Marek said during the same 32 Thoughts segment that there's one more notable name swirling out there: Columbus Blue Jackets forward Max Domi.
"That's one name to watch come Monday as well, he's on the expiring contract," Marek said. "We believe the Washington Capitals are very much interested, perhaps Colorado and Boston. Washington would have an issue with his salary cap, though, might need a third party or might need Columbus to retain."
The NHL trade deadline is Monday at 3 p.m. / noon PT.