While much of the buzz surrounding the NHL trade deadline comes before it, there are always moves (or a lack thereof) that generate conversation in the days that follow. And that's no different during the 2020-21 season after the deadline arrived on Monday at 3 p.m. ET.
Just because a player whose name was featured in trade rumors didn't get dealt doesn't mean that his team didn't try to move him ahead of the deadline. It also means that the player's time with the team could be nearing an end after the season, if not earlier.
Here's some of the latest buzz from around the NHL going into the final stretch of the regular season.
Teams Showed Interest in Getzlaf Prior to Deadline
Ryan Getzlaf has spent his entire 16-year NHL career with the Anaheim Ducks, suiting up for the team in 1,091 games. However, there was a possibility that the 35-year-old would be heading to a new team for the first time prior to the trade deadline on Monday afternoon.
According to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman, the Ducks had discussions with the Vegas Golden Knights (which Getzlaf was aware of), but the two teams didn't get close to striking a deal. The Montreal Canadiens also asked Anaheim about its captain, per Friedman, who noted that the Habs "scouted him pretty intently this season."
In the end, the Ducks held on to their captain (who would have had to waive his no-trade clause to be dealt), which may have been because of the potential return for the team.
"Anaheim made it clear they wanted a good young player, and it wasn't offered to their satisfaction," Friedman wrote.
Getzlaf may no longer be in his prime, but he's still a solid contributor for the Ducks. In 38 games this season, he has four goals and 12 assists. He's set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.