With three games of the Stanley Cup Finals in the bag, it is hard for anyone without a direct interest in the series not to turn their eyes towards the near future. Coming up soon, we have the NHL Entry Draft June 24 and 25 in St. Paul, MN. After that, on July 1, the free agency floodgates will open.
Any experienced NHL fan also knows there is a hidden event to cast their dreams on: the summer trading season. Typically, you can see deals at the draft or deals to acquire the rights to players prior to them hitting the market.
The summer can also be a good time for a move to shake the team up or to deal an established star or player of importance. Most fans never know when a big deal is coming. Sometimes you catch wind, but do not know what your team will be getting back.
That is why it can be fun to be a fan; you can cook up all kinds of theories. Sure, they may not come to pass, but why let that stop us?
There is a plethora of trade rumors out there on bleacherreport.com and across the net (great sites like hockeybuzz.com, spectorshockey.net, thefourthperiod.com, mynhltraderumors.com, etc.), or at least names of players that could be moved. With that in mind, I did some searching and threw some stuff against the wall.
Will any of it stick? Probably not. But who cares? Let's take a look at 10 fantasy trades that work for both teams...