The trade market this summer in the NHL could be like nothing that fans have seen in some time. With the collective bargaining agreement expiring in September, thoughts of amnesty, no-movement clauses and front-loaded deals will be swirling in the minds of front office executives and crack-cap enthusiasts as well.
Every year, the trade market kicks up after the NHL Awards conclude in Las Vegas. Last year, in the hours between the league's elite checking out of their hotels and the draft beginning, Philadelphia made dramatic noise by trading Jeff Carter and Mike Richards.
This summer could be more of the style of action.
What follows are 10 names that could be on the move before the 2012 NHL Draft ends in Pittsburgh at the end of June.