The Most Expendable Star on Every NHL Team in 2013-14

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The Most Expendable Star on Every NHL Team in 2013-14
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Every NHL team prefers to retain its stars, but sometime issues arise which force a general manager to consider trading away a notable player.

Free agency is often the main reason for such a move, especially if a player is in a contract year and seeking a significant raise. Age can also be a factor, for while a player's name might still have star power, his declining skills combined with a high salary could make him a liability. A rebuilding club sometimes shops one of its best players to bring in additional roster depth. Clashes with a head coach or personal off-ice matters can also make a star player expendable.

Here's a list of the most expendable stars on each NHL team this season, the reasons why they're in that category and the chances they'll be moved this season.

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