It's no secret the Boston Bruins covet Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog, as the two clubs have been engaged in trade discussions for a good portion of the season.
But speculation was kicked up a notch when Avs GM Joe Sakic took in Sunday night's 4-0 Bruins win over the Montreal Canadiens.
Sakic was joined by Assistant GM Chris MacFarland and a team scout this evening, and was spotted chatting with Bruins GM Don Sweeney for much of the second intermission.
The Bruins have expressed interest in Landeskog going back to last season, but Colorado's ask of top prospect defenseman Brandon Carlo had halted discussions.
Carlo, 20, was drafted by the Bruins in the second-round, 37th overall, of the 2015 NHL Draft, and is considered Boston's best prospect.
While the Bruins have been adamant that they do not want to move Carlo, speculation recently has hinted that Sweeney may have eased off of his position.
It's unclear what Sakic and Sweeney had discussed, or if even had anything to do with trade chatter, but their rendezvous has reignited the rumor mill.
Landeskog, 24, has picked up 11 goals and 11 assists for 22 points in 43 games with the Avs so far this season.
He has four years left on his contract beyond this season at an annual salary cap hit of $5.572 million.