NHL Daily Links - Feb. 27

We're officially less than a week from the trade deadline, so while the only moves made since the Olympic roster freeze have been minor, the rumor mill has been churning at full capacity.

The latest and greatest rumors surround one Ryan Kesler, who, according to Louis Jean of TVA Sports, has asked for a trade. Our Craig Custance writes that Kesler is now the best forward on the market, and certainly changes the tenor of how this deadline could play out.