Duff, Nyquist talk trade rumors (or, ignoring them)

Hockeybuzz’s Bob Duff spoke with Gustav Nyquist regarding dealing with the uncertainty surrounding the trade deadline:

“There’s always the possibility,” Nyquist admitted of a potential moving involving him. “It’s part of being in this league. I’ve heard rumors before. I’m sure I’ll hear rumors again. You never know what’s true or not. It goes for all the guys in the room. I’m sure they’ve heard their name pop up at some point.”

As much as the players insist they don’t read the papers, the fact of the matter is that there are secondary sources – friends, family – who will bring up the subject to a player if they happen to come across the mention of their names in trade talk.

“I’m not a big social media guy, but you watch Twitter or whatever and you see a bit,” Nyquist said. “But I think guys start paying more attention as we’re getting closer to the deadline. I think right now, I don’t think you hear too many rumors. I think they’ll start heating up closer to the deadline.”

Duff continues

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