NHL Rumors: Latest Speculation from Around the League

Tim KeeneyContributor IJuly 3, 2013

BOSTON, MA - JUNE 17: Tyler Seguin #19 of the Boston Bruins handles the puck against Patrick Sharp #10 of the Chicago Blackhawks in the first period in Game Three of the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden on June 17, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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We are barely over a week removed from the Chicago Blackhawks hoisting the Stanley Cup, but trades are already shaking up the entire landscape of the league. 

During last week's draft, the Vancouver Canucks shipped goaltender Cory Schneider to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for the No. 9 pick, which turned out to be Canadian center Bo Horvat. 

Not long after, the defending champion Blackhawks made a couple of deals, moving Dave Bolland to the Toronto Maple Leafs and Michael Frolik to the Winnipeg Jets, both in return for more picks. 

Although the draft is over, you should only expect trade talk to heat up as teams prepare for next season. 

Here's a look at some of the most recent chatter. 


Alex Edler's Uncertain Future

Many assumed Alex Edler was going to be another player moved on draft day, but although those predictions didn't come to fruition, several teams are still interested in the Canucks defenseman.

Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun has the news:

The market isn’t dead for Edler. Far from it. I’m told the Flyers, Lightning, Senators, Sabres and Oilers all have interest in the 27-year-old Edler, who has a cap hit of $5 million through 2018-19. He could still move but it may have to happen before free agency.

Edler, a seven-year veteran, gave the Canucks solid minutes last season, compiling an impressive eight goals and 14 assists to go with tough defense on the blue line. 

Still, while he would make for an important addition to any one of the aforementioned teams, TSN's Darren Dreger doesn't foresee a trade after the Canucks' most recent move:

Edler's future in Vancouver seemed very bleak for a while, but it appears he will be back for the 2013-14 season. 


Tyler Seguin Staying Put

Add Tyler Seguin to the list of players in the midst of trade rumors who likely won't be switching teams. 

According to Editor-in-Chief of The Fourth Period David Pagnotta, the Boston Bruins' burgeoning center won't be moved this summer:

For the second season in a row, the 21-year-old turned in a tremendous season. He racked up 16 goals and 16 assists in 48 games and, perhaps more impressively, ended the year with a plus/minus of plus-23. 

Seguin has an incredibly bright future, and it's going to take an extraordinary package to lure him away from Beantown. 


Oilers Going After Braydon Coburn

Braydon Coburn comes with a $4.5 million cap hit this season, so dealing him would certainly help the Philadelphia Flyers' current cap situation. 

The Edmonton Oilers, according to Garrioch, are extremely interested:

The Oilers tried desperately to get defenceman Braydon Cobourn from the Flyers but couldn’t get a deal done. Those talks aren’t dead, but he could be used as a bargaining chip by Philly.

Coburn had one goal and four assists in 33 games last season, but the 28-year-old is a reliable defenseman capable of adding depth to any team's top four. 

Don't be surprised if Philly draws a good amount of interest on this front.