NHL Trade Rumors: 5 Teams That Would Love to Trade Up in the 2011 NHL Draft

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NHL Trade Rumors: 5 Teams That Would Love to Trade Up in the 2011 NHL Draft
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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Adam Larsson and Johnathan Huberdeau aren't considered the type of elite prospects past drafts have provided, but the headliners of the 2011 NHL Draft could certainly cause a handful of teams to work the phones in an attempt to move up in the draft.

With the 2011 NHL Draft Lottery wrapped up, and the 2011 NHL Playoffs helping to determine the rest of the draft order, teams now know how far they need to jump to grab their most coveted prospects.

A number of teams have already expressed an interest in trying to obtain a higher selection in June's draft. Meanwhile, the Edmonton Oilers are almost guaranteed to hang on to their second straight first overall selection, and it will take a king's ransom to pry the second choice from the Colorado Avalanche.

However, after the top two picks, teams seem open about the possibility of swapping draft picks, given the depth at the top of this class.

The following teams are the most likely to trade up in the 2011 NHL Draft for a coveted prospect. Factors considered were rumored interest in moving up, having the ammunition to swing a deal, and being out of the draft range of a prospect that fits the system. 

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