With the playoffs finally over, NHL general managers turn their focus toward offseason adjustments for their respective rosters. They will select young prospects in the upcoming NHL draft in Philadelphia, followed by pursuing the best available free agents throughout the summer.
This offseason could also see increased trade activity. One reason is that an increasing salary cap for next season will provide many teams with additional cap space to bolster their lineups. Several teams have hired new general managers this year who could attempt to make an immediate impact upon their new rosters.
The biggest factor is the unusually high number of talented players available in this summer's trade market. The 10 players on this list have either requested a trade, could become salary cap casualties or moved in a roster shakeup. The rankings are based on availability, talent, trade requests, salary and trade value.
All salary information from CapGeek.com.