NHL Trade Rumors: Will Your Team Be Buying or Selling This Summer?

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NHL Trade Rumors: Will Your Team Be Buying or Selling This Summer?
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The NHL offseason is an exciting time for fans, as they fantasize about the potential moves their favorite teams will make in order to be better prepared for the upcoming season.  

While Stanley Cups, or even playoff berths for that matter, aren't won during July and August, teams can seriously improve their chances at success by making the right acquisitions during the offseason.  For franchises in rebuilding modes or facing financial problems, they'll likely be looking to move high-priced or older players during the summer months.  For teams that expect to make playoff runs, this is a time to bolster their lineups and add whatever pieces they believe are missing from their team's Stanley Cup puzzle.  

Since the NHL lockout, trades and free agent signing have become even more important, because an ill-advised roster move can be devastating for a team's salary cap situation.  

With that being said, here's a look at which teams will be buying and which will be selling once the Stanley Cup Finals end in a week's time.  

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