NHL Trade Rumors: 10 Names on the Trading Block This Summer

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NHL Trade Rumors: 10 Names on the Trading Block This Summer

The NHL offseason got underway a few weeks ago, when a week before the draft, the Montreal Canadiens shipped off Jaroslav Halak to the St. Louis Blues. Since then, a flurry of deals have taken place, as teams try to get ready for the 2010-11 season.

The free agency period also kicked off a week ago, but it was considered one of the weaker classes in recent memory, which has led GMs to go via the trade route to address their team needs, as well as their salary cap situations.

One team that was forced to make three separate deals was the Chicago Blackhawks, as GM Stan Bowman had to move Dustin Byfuglien, Kris Versteeg, Andrew Ladd, and a few others to get under the cap.

How quickly you can go from lifting the Stanley Cup, to toiling for a team that has barely even sniffed the playoffs. That will be a challenge for Ladd and the gang in Atlanta.

Let's take a look at 10 players that might get moved this offseason, for one reason or another.

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