The NHL trade market, dormant since the March 5 trade deadline, will return to life following the completion of the Stanley Cup Final in mid-June. Over the coming weeks, trade speculation will grow regarding teams that failed to make the playoffs and those eliminated over the course of the two-month postseason.
From mid-April to mid-June, pundits and fans will bandy about the names of potential trade candidates. Several notable players will, for various reasons, become targets for trade rumors.
Some of these players could be those who, for one reason or another, weren't moved at the trade deadline. Rebuilding clubs could shop players who no longer fit into their future plans. Other teams could shed salary to free up cap space for other acquisitions.
Here's a listing of 10 NHL players who are most likely to be dealt in the offseason and the reasons why, as well as potential asking prices and trade partners.