NHL Trade Speculation: 8 Post-Lockout 'Will They Stay or Will They Go' Scenarios

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NHL Trade Speculation: 8 Post-Lockout 'Will They Stay or Will They Go' Scenarios
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Lets assume that Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr don't succeed in their apparent quest to blow the NHL, and that there will be a season sometime in the near future. All Dr. Claw driven doomsday scenarios aside, the line of thinking is that the league literally can not afford to miss an entire year year.

I know I am asking a lot here, but just roll with me:

Believe there will be a season in 2013 sometime.

If you can do that, then you will quickly come to the understanding that there are several unanswered questions that will need to be answered once play resumes and trades/releases are possible again.

So here is my version of will-they-or-won't-they.

Some of these guys have one year left on their deals and could be trades, some have massive contracts that could be dumped onto other teams or dropped all together (granted that is an option), and others still have had their names swirling in trade rumors for the last few seasons.

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