As the draft continues to unfold, NHL trade rumors are starting to pick up. In particular, there is a lot of noise surrounding Tyler Seguin and some other big names.
Where could Seguin and some other players end up? Which teams are showing interest? Read on to find out.
Seguin is definitely on the block, according to Bob McKenzie of TSN:
Seguin, who scored 16 goals and added 16 assists, is a top offensive talent that could blossom in a leading role. Pierre LeBrun of ESPN reported that the Flames had some interest in giving up the sixth overall pick for Seguin, but a deal never materialized:
Seguin just signed a long-term extension with the Bruins prior to the lockout that has him under contract through the end of the 2018-19 season at more than $5.75 million per year. The Bruins, however, are tight against the salary cap and need to work out a long-term contract extension for starting goalie Tuukka Rask, who is currently a restricted free agent.
A team starved for offense, like the Nashville Predators, could be interested in Seguin, as could San Jose.
Renaud Lavoie of RDS reports that the Tampa Bay Lightning are interested:
A deal is not a foregone conclusion, but it does seem that the B's are willing to part with Seguin to get cap flexibility. Seguin had only one goal in the postseason.
The Philadelphia Flyers seem intent on moving defenseman Braydon Coburn.
Darren Dreger of TSN reported that the Carolina Hurricanes and the Edmonton Oilers are possible candidates.
In addition, Tim Paaccio of CSN Philly tweeted that the Oilers could offer two second-round picks:
The 6'5" defenseman scored three goals and had one assist last season while playing to a minus-10 mark. The Flyers gave up 2.9 goals per game last season, which was 22nd in the league, would seem to still need defensive help, but they did acquire a defenseman with their first two draft picks in the 2013 draft.
The Oilers need defensive help, even with drafting Darnell Nurse in the first round. The Hurricanes traded for Andrej Sekera, according to the Hurricanes' official Twitter page, which could limit their need for a defenseman:
It remains to be seen when Coburn is traded, but as teams need defensive help, Coburn would be a nice option.
With plenty of teams needing goaltending help, one option to explore could be Scott Clemmensen.
According to Renaud Lavoie of RDS, the Florida Panthers are putting Clemmensen on the block:
Clemmensen did have a rough year in Florida with a 3.76 goals against average and a .874 save percentage.
Still, Clemmensen has shown flashes of being a capable starting goaltender. In 2011-12, Clemmensen posted a 2.57 goals against average and a 14-6-6 record. In 2008-09 with the New Jersey Devils, Clemmensen played 40 games with a 2.39 goals against average and a 25-13-1 record.
For teams with goaltending help—like the Edmonton Oilers, the Calgary Flames or the Colorado Avalanche—it would be wise to at least take a flyer on Clemmensen. With just $1.2 million left on his deal, he's a low-risk option capable of becoming a decent starter.