The business of negotiations is likely to reach a fever pitch over the next few days.
If the NHL and the NHL Players Association are going to successfully work out a new Collective Bargaining Agreement and save the season, it will have to happen shortly.
In the latest proposal that was offered by the league, the salary cap will be adjusted to $60 million for the 2013-14 season (source: New York Daily News).
That means that 16 teams will have to make moves with their roster to get within the salary-cap limits. Big-name, highly-skilled players will have to be traded if teams are going to become compliant with the new salary cap.
Here's a look at eight players who may have to go based on their salary and their team's payroll.
All salary figures are courtesy of CapGeek.com.